• 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

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

  • Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Katelyn Gehling

    Junior
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Halle Nystrom

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

    Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

Traction Lab at Essentia

We are lucky to have connections at one of the local hospitals (Essentia – St. Mary’s) in downtown Duluth. These connections give us the opportunity to see/experience some of the equipment that is being used in everyday physical therapy practice. The pictures are of my classmates using mechanical traction devices that help alleviate a number of patient symptoms/problems. No, they are not torture devices (although one may look like it). Physical therapists (PTs) will use manual traction techniques first and if patients respond well and like it, the PT may try mechanical devices in order to save the therapists hands. The manual techniques can be fatiguing for the PT, especially when held for longer durations.

We also did a lab in the pool at Essentia a few weeks before this traction lab. It was very informative and pretty neat to discuss and experience aqua therapy. A special thanks to the PT’s at Essentia who took their time to educate us during these labs!

One of my classmates using a mechanical traction device on her cervical (neck) spine during a lab at Essentia.

One of my classmates using a mechanical traction device on her cervical (neck) spine during a lab at Essentia.

One of my classmates using a mechanical lumbar (lower back) traction device during a lab at Essentia. This device is one that patients can rent and take home.

One of my classmates using a mechanical lumbar (lower back) traction device during a lab at Essentia. This device is one that patients can rent and take home.

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