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Patient Centered Care

Join Devra Sheldon and Sarah Haag for this 30 min discussion!

Questioning assumptions and improving care for marginalized communities


Date: October 27, 2021

Time: 4 pm PDT (check your time zone here)

Cost: Free! You will need to register in order to attend.

  • Talk will be recorded and emailed to registrants after event is over. 

Extra: Registrants get free access to Devra Sheldon's presentation from the 2020 SD Virtual Pain Summit, "Persistent Pain: Shame and Stigma in Clinical Encounters"

About: This talk will cover the following three themes

  • Checking our own biases and understanding what can get lost in translation.
  • How to listen to the patient with curiosity. 
  • Fitting patient centered care into a treatment time frame, what does this look like? 

About the presenters

Devra Sheldon

Devra Sheldon, PT is a physical therapist and owner of DevraJoy LLC. Through one on one mentoring, she guides learning experiences for clinicians who are working with patients who experience persistent pain. Within these interactions, she helps clinicians develop skills to address patient’s strategies for self-management in order to reclaim their joy and function. 

She has been in practice since 2004, and has been board certified in neurology since 2009. Devra has served as an item writer for the neurologic clinical specialty certification exam, serves as a peer reviewer for Physiotherapy Canada, lectures at the university level on a range of topics, and has co-authored a paper on a neglect disorder in stroke. 

Devra works in Chicago focusing on low-income and minority populations with persistent pain and neurological conditions. She has a special interest in the clinical impact of sensory processing on rehabilitation.

Sarah Haag

Sarah Haag, DPT graduated from Marquette University in 2002 with a Master’s of Physical Therapy. Sarah has pursued an interest in treating the spine, pelvis with a specialization in women’s and men’s health.

Over the years, Sarah has seized every opportunity available to her in order to further her understanding of the human body, and the various ways it can seem to fall apart in order to sympathetically and efficiently facilitate a return to optimal function.

Sarah was awarded the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP) from the Section on Women’s Health. She went on to get her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Masters of Science in Women’s Health from Rosalind Franklin University in 2008. In 2009 she was awarded a Board Certification as a specialist in women’s health (WCS). Sarah also completed a Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis Therapy from the Mckenzie Institute in 2010.  Sarah has completed a 200 hour Yoga Instructor Training Program and is now a  Registered Yoga Teacher.