• 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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    Health Information Management, CIS minor

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    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
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    Psychology Major, Biology minor

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    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

Pediatric Physical Therpay

As I have mentioned in previous blogs, observation hours (shadowing) is a crucial part to the application to physical therapy graduate schools. These observation hours have become more than just fulfilling a requirement for an application. I find myself looking forward to the days that I observe because I know it’s what I want to do with my life. I thoroughly enjoy watching folks achieve the goals they are striving for, and it is an extra benefit to be a part of that.

Working in the Pediatric physical therapy department has only reassured my career choice. It is heart-touching to see elderly, adults, and young adults improve but it is all the more beautiful to see a young child, who knows no other way of life besides what they’ve been given, make life-changing improvements. I often times catch myself with a huge smile on my face as the childran successfully perform tasks. I’m extremely appreciative of being able to observe in the pediatric clinic and for all of you with PT intentions, I highly recommend shadowing in this type of setting.

Also, you get to play a lot of fun games in pediatric rehab!

This is the gym at Essentia - St. Mary's - Polisnki Pediatric gym where I shadow on Thursdays.

This is the gym at Essentia – St. Mary’s – Polisnki Pediatric gym where I shadow on Thursdays.

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