Posts Tagged ‘physical therapy’

Fingerprinting

Friday, April 27th, 2018

As the school year gets closer to wrapping up I have found myself taking the necessary steps to be licensed as a physical therapist in the state of Minnesota. The most recent step was getting fingerprinted at the local police department as the state requires a background check for all PT employees. The process was smooth and it was easy to complete. I’m glad my paper cut healed up quickly and didn’t mess up the prints!!

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PT Pub Night

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Last night Aspen Medical Staffing, LLC hosted a “PT Pub Night” at Tavern on the Hill. These events are provided to help current physical therapy (PT) students meet and network with other PT students, clinicians, and healthcare providers in an informal setting. It provides us with the opportunity to make connections, discuss job possibilities, and to catch up with alumni of the CSS DPT program who are working around the Duluth area. Aspen Medical Staffing, LLC is a travel company owned and operated by College of St. Scholastica PT graduates. They have been hosting these events all over the nation recently to recruit and provide students with the opportunities mentioned above. Earlier in the day they presented on their company and the in’s/out’s of travel physical therapy. It was a lot of fun and well worth all of the socializing, plus Tavern on the Hill has great food and beverages, especially during Happy Hour!

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DPT Final Presentation

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

I gave my final presentation today on my case study that I have been working on for 8 months titled, “Upper Extremity Prosthetic Fitting and Training Utilizing the Touch Bionics i-digitsTM for a Quadruple Amputee: A Case Report”. The presentation went really well. I am very passionate about this research project and felt that I was able to adequately express that to my audience of approximately 50. It is nice to see so much hard work pay-off and I must give thanks to my advisors, clinical instructors, and the patient for all of the assistance, dedication, patience, and support along the way.

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Clinical Internship Story

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Here is a truly amazing story, credited to the National Hockey League (NHL), about a young girl who was seen at the physical therapy clinic during my internship. Also, cool side note is that I am included in a brief snippet of the video during a physical therapy session. I hope you enjoy!

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Job Accepted

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

I recently got a notification of a “memory” on Facebook of a status I posted three years ago thanking all those involved in my life as I found out that I was accepted into the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the College of St. Scholastica. Just a few short days after that “memory”, I officially accepted a job offer at an orthopedic private practice physical therapy clinic in the twin cities. I am beyond ecstatic about the whole situation for many reasons. It is a large stress taken off my shoulders as I also have to finish my final internship, study and prep for the board exam, and finish my capstone project. It has also given me the opportunity once again to take a moment and appreciate all those who have helped me along the way including, family, friends, coaches, professors, staff, clinical instructors, college resources, and so many more. My time at St. Scholastica has been a very rewarding experience and it is great to see the light at the end of the tunnel getting ever-so brighter. I am very thankful to where my education has brought me and I’m excited to see what this next chapter of my life will bring!