• Jesse Heaton

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jesse's Bio:
    I graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and am now in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program here at CSS. I played on the baseball team at CSS for four years. I was also a statistics tutor and currently work as personal care assistant in Duluth. I love the outdoors, hunting fishing, hiking, etc. While being at St. Scholastica I have noticed the “family” atmosphere and I am truly enjoying every second of it.

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    San Salvador, El Salvador
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    Fargo, ND
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    Shauney Moen

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    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

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    Psychology Major, Biology minor

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    Mumbai, India
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    Health Information Management, CIS minor

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Cardiopulmonary Group Presentations

Today in my cardiopulmonary course we presented information in regards to pulmonary interventions. The topics include Diaphragmatic Breathing & Pursed Lip Breathing, Stacked and Paced Breathing, Cough and Forced Expiratory Technique (Huff), Assisted Cough/Huff, Bronchial Drainage, Chest PT: Percussion Vibration Shaking, Active Cycle of Breathing, Autogenic Drainage and Pulmonary Mechanical Devices. All of the presentations included demonstration and practice so that we could become familiar with the previous techniques. Some folks may think of a physical therapist as a musculoskeletal expert. This is true but we are also experts when it comes to breathing mechanics and techniques. In the hospital, physical therapists will often times treat patients with emphysema, asthma, cystic fibrosis, etc. There are many indications for improving breathing mechanics and techniques. You need oxygen to survive and PT can help to improve/strengthen the musculature, postures, and techniques in order to have more efficient breathing.

On another note, we do many group projects in the CSS DPT program. This kind of work is very beneficial to problem solving, critical thinking, communication, acceptance of responsibility, and teamwork. These are all fantastic qualities for healthcare providers to be experts in. I’m glad we focus so much on these skills throughout the program as they help to build a solid foundation for professionalism in physical therapy.

#DPT #PhysicalTherapy #choosePT

Learning about cardiopulmonary techniques in class today, with in-class student presentations and demonstrations.

Learning about cardiopulmonary techniques in class today, with in-class student presentations and demonstrations.

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