How to Transition from PTA to PA with Yolanda Johnson, PTA to PA

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How to Transition from PTA to PA with Yolanda Johnson, PTA to PA 

Are you planning to transition to being a PA? 

Yolanda shares how she transitioned from being a PTA to being a PA and how she overcame the challenges along the way. 

This episode is to inspire, empower and equip you to be a successful PA. 

In this episode: 
02:55 – QOTD “Your highs and your lows are equally important. Own your story!” 
06:00 – Introduction of Yolanda Johnson. 
07:20 – Yolanda shares her experience that lead her to transition to PA. 
09:00 – Yolanda’s humble beginnings. 
12:50 – Why did she choose to become a PA? 
15:20 – Why did she join the military? 
18:35 – She talks about PTA and PA school. 
20:05 – If you go easy on your life right now, life will be harder in the future. – Dr. Mike 
22:10 – How did she start PA school? 
25:50 – Where is she now with her journey? 
34:15 – What was her biggest challenge in this journey and how did she turn it around? 
39:50 – There will be failures… Keep pushing forward. – Dr. Mike 
40:10 – Helpful tips from Yolanda. 
43:40 – F.O.C.U.S. 
45:20 – Always remember the word FAST. 

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About the author 

Dr Michael Chua PT, DPT

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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