Posts Tagged ‘research’

Capstone Presentations

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Tomorrow I will be presenting my Doctor of Physical Therapy Capstone presentation. I have been working on this project for nearly 8 months and it is extremely exciting to be able to share with my peers my project. I chose to write a case report of one of the patient’s that I was fortunate enough to work with on my internship. Due to unforeseen circumstances the patient required life-saving quadruple amputation. My presentation will specifically discuss the in’s-and-out’s of the upper extremity prosthetic fitting and training for this patient. It has been an extremely rewarding experience to complete my own case report. Upon further review I plan to submit this paper to a scholarly journal for future publication – what a way to wrap up my doctoral work at CSS!


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 Assignments

Monday, January 8th, 2018


Independent Study and Research at CSS

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Last semester I did an Independent Study with one of my Computer Science professors and alongside four other students. Various departments allow and encourage students to take the initiative and do some research or design their own independent study on a subject of their choice. I think this is very cool and an excellent opportunity for students to be creative and have fun while actually doing school work. This semester, I will be designing an independent study for Spring semester focusing on STEM education and how to encourage underserved communities to explore careers in tech.

2nd Year Research

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Throughout our second year of PT school we plan and carry out research in small groups with a faculty advisor. Our faculty advisor was Dr. John Borstad and our research that we conducted was exploratory research on the mechanism of the shoulder, more specifically the shoulder capsule and its sensitivity. Different advisors have different topics they like to research. For example, both of Dr. Borstad groups look at the shoulder, Dr. Ogston groups looked at running, etc.