Posts Tagged ‘physical therapy’

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!

Research Articles and Presentation

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

This morning I had the opportunity to participate in a group meeting at St. Luke’s Hospital along with other practicing physical therapists in the area. We listened to Dr. Ruda, an orthopedic and sports medicine physician, give a presentation on foot and ankle mechanics along with syndesmotic (high ankle sprains) and peroneal tendon injuries. Dr. Rust, another practicing orthopedic surgeon in the area was also there interacting throughout the presentation.  I was given four articles prior to the gathering to read over that pertained to the topics discussed. It was a great opportunity to see how both practicing clinicians and doctors work together to share knowledge and experience to help provide improved patient centered care. I’m very happy to be in the physical therapy field and looking forward to attending some of these events in the near future as a licensed physical therapist!

Internship Happenings

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

After tomorrow I will be three weeks into my final terminal internship for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the College of St. Scholastica. I am currently at Orthopedic & Spine Therapy in Poplar, WI. The first three weeks have gone really well and I am enjoying each day getting more experience with hands on treatments. I am also learning a lot thanks to some set aside time for one on one skill practice with my clinical instructors.

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Importance of Internships

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Throughout the three years of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program there are four clinical internships. The first rotation follows the completion of spring semester of the first year. It is an 8 week long internship during summer term I. The final three internships are considered “terminal internships”. The duration of these internships span from 8-10 weeks, or occasionally 12. These follow the completion of didactic work for the program and provide the opportunity for us to apply all the knowledge and skills we learned over the past two years in the classroom. Often times students will begin to think about what setting they enjoy working in and where they would like to start their careers. Performance during these last three internships is crucial because these sites will often times consider student interns for upcoming job openings.

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Using Free Time To Study

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

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