• Shauney Moen

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Shauney's Bio:
    I graduated from CSS in 2014 with a B.A. in psychology with a biology minor and completed the M.S. EXP program at CSS in 2015. I am now a 2nd year physical therapy student at CSS and I'm loving it! I chose St. Scholastica based on the welcoming environment. I played softball at CSS during my four years of undergraduate studies. I am now the Captain of the CSS Love Your Melon Crew and a PT club rep. I enjoy the company of my friends, being outside, playing volleyball, relaxing and my cat Mittens!

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    Junior
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    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

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    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

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    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

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Dry-Needling

Dj Lahti, DPT, educating on dry-needling with current student as patient

Dj Lahti, DPT, educating on dry-needling with current student as patient

A hot topic in Physical Therapy right now is dry-needling. It is a treatment used for treatment of trigger points found within muscles. Adjunct professor, DJ Lahti, DPT, came to our class to educate us on his practice of dry-needling. He uses needles similar to acupuncture needles and finds trigger points within muscles by using his hands to feel for them first before treating with his solid filament needle. As a physical therapist, you can add dry-needling to your tool box through continuing education courses to obtain a certification in this technique. DJ encourages us to keep an open mind in physical therapy, especially when it comes to different treatment approaches. We will see a variety of patients throughout our career and every one of them will be unique. Meaning, we have to be flexible therapists that have a variety of tools to help us treat that patient with a treatment that fits best for him other.

Our program teaches an eclectic approach to physical therapy by exposing us to a variety of schools of thought, treatment options, and patient backgrounds to name a few. That is one of the many aspects that I value about this program. The program strives to set us up to succeed in our profession by being well-rounded practitioners.

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