Posts Tagged ‘lab’

ICU Simulation Lab

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Last Thursday and Friday the 2nd year DPT students and the post bach nursing students worked in collaboration during an ICU simulation lab. Below are the objectives from the simulation lab: (more…)

DPT Plaster Casting Lab

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

In a recent Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) course, we had a lab focused on how to make plaster casts (negative casts) for foot orthotics. These casts are often made to assist in the creation of an in-shoe orthotic for folks with functional or structural foot deformities that will require a foot orthotic. Below is a neat video about 13 minutes in length that does a good job at explaining the purpose of plaster casting, as well as providing a demonstration of creating a negative cast (what we did in lab). VIDEO HERE.


Wheelchair Mobility Lab

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Last week in my Neuromuscular Evaluation and Management II class we worked on wheelchair mobility and skills. The activities consisted of performing wheelies, transitioning from chair to floor and floor to chair, chair to mat and mat to chair, going up stairs and downstairs with and without assist, going up and down curbs, and getting back to an upright position after falling. It was quite a bit of fun and gave us a lot of practical knowledge in respect to understanding task requirements involved in wheelchair mobility. Let’s hope I remember the skills and task attributes considering I have a final covering this material in three hours!!!


Vestibular Lab

Friday, May 5th, 2017

We recently wrapped up our vestibular rehabilitation unit in my Neuromuscular Eval and Management II course, which is part of CSS’s 2nd year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program curriculum. Vestibular rehab is a really neat topic that can by slightly confusing, but also VERY cool as well!


DPT: Amputees and Prosthetics

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

We recently finished up our Amputation and Prosthetic Unit in the Musculoskeletal and Evaluation Management class. This is a spring 2nd year course within the College of St. Scholastica’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. We were fortunate enough to have a few Certified Prosthetists and Pedorthists from Northern Orthotic and Prosthetic Center in Duluth, MN come to our class to help us out with this unit. They also brought along a few of their clients to give us the opportunity to hear their stories of how they became amputees. These clients also demo’d their prosthetics, allowed us to be hands on with their residual limbs, and provided us with a fantastic learning opportunity.