• 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.

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

  • Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

  • Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

DPT Update

I am two and a half weeks in to the fall smester of my first year as a Student of Physical Therapy (SPT) at CSS. Classes are going well and just like summer, it is very busy. I thought I would give a little update to what is going on in each of my classes thus far…

Neuroscience: In lecture we are covering the gross anatomy of the brain (cortexes, gyri, cranial nerves, arteries, lobules, mesencephalon, telencephalon, midbrain, etc.) as well as the intricate activities that go on in the brain including neurohistology, action potentials, synaptic transmissions, and much more! In lab we are hands on with the gross anatomy of the brain. We look at not only pictures and slides, but also preserved transverse and coronal sections of the brain and cadaver brains as a whole. It is a hands on way to study and become experts on what we are learning in lecture.

Examination and Evaluation: In lecture we are going over special tests, goniometry, passive and active ranges of motions, end feels, muscle performance grading, vital signs, etc. In the lab we take what we cover during lecture and apply the material (tests and skills) on fellow classmates.

Intervention I: We are currently covering massage therapy and exam tools. This past week we have been utilizing class time with massage labs working on our skills in effleurage, petrissage (kneading and wringing), trigger point release, friction techniques, and more.

Physiological Response: We are currently diving into the tissues’ response to injury and the healing process. It is actually very in-depth and brings back a lot of information covered in undergraduate classes such as Anatomy/Physiology and Pathophysiology.

Professionalism in PT: We are covering the APTA’s core documents. We are looking at past case’s of poor behavior and taking a look at the core documents to further examine the wrong-doings in each case.

PT Professionalism Behavior: We are beginning to set up profiles for our first clinical internship next summer. We have been looking at possible sites that we may want to go to and making a wish list of some of the sites that are appealing. We will be beginning our portfolio’s that we will utilize throughout our time in the DPT program.

It’s busy, stressful, and time consuming! I love every second of it and am happy I chose to continue my education at the College of St. Scholastica, more specifically, in the physical therapy graduate program!

Happy studying to all!

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