Clinical Rotation

In A Students Words…Chayna (Entry 2)

October 19, 2011
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  • A Day In The Life
  • Compassionate Care  As healthcare professionals, we have a duty to perform our job and act in the best interest of our patients.  We go to school and learn the ins and outs of our profession so that we can be the best physical therapist for our patients.  But, I think… read more

    In A Student’s Words… By Allyson

    May 20, 2011
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  • A Day In The Life
  • This is my last week of my last clinical rotation… and I cannot decide if I am happy or sad. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone at my site. This was my first time to work closely with OTs, SLPs, nurses, and case managers.  With so many professions under… read more

    In A Student’s Words… By Megan

    May 13, 2011
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  • A Day In The Life
  • This past week I finished my final clinical rotation and mailed in my application packet for licensure.  As I am now on my last spring break, I reflect on the past 2.5 years in physical therapy school and all of the milestones met.  I was so nervous when I began… read more

    In A Student’s Words… By Allyson

    May 06, 2011
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  • A Day In The Life
  • My CI is on vacation so I used my days off this week to volunteer at a local ICF (intermediate care facility). Before this week, I had very little knowledge of the service these facilities provide to members of the community. This facility consists of two houses (one male and… read more

    In A Student’s Words… By Megan

    April 29, 2011
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  • A Day In The Life
  • I am now in the last week of my final clinical rotation.  Time sure does fly by when you are having fun! I love being in the clinic so much more than being in class, although we all know we must first learn.  In the clinic we actually get to… read more

    In A Student’s Words… By Joshua

    April 27, 2011
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  • A Day In The Life
  • Can You Hear Me? Communication is essential in all aspects of life, especially in healthcare.  The patient has to be able to communicate his/her needs and complaints, and the healthcare provider has to communicate the steps needed to be taken in order to correct what is wrong with the patient. … read more

    In A Student’s Words… By Allyson

    April 20, 2011
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  • A Day In The Life
  • I have noticed in the SNF environment it is easy, as a PT, to have patients perform lower extremity strengthening exercises. While this is an important and essential part of therapy, as I have written previously, I try to challenge myself to come up with new exercises for patients as… read more

    In A Student’s Words… By Joshua

    April 13, 2011
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  • A Day In The Life
  • Trying to Convince Patients to Participate in Therapy Depending on the setting you may be working in, you may or may not have difficulty getting patients to participate in therapy.  I didn’t even know that was an issue until I had a clinical in an acute care setting, and now… read more

    In A Student’s Words… By Megan

    April 01, 2011
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  • A Day In The Life
  • In A Student’s Words… By Megan I am at an outpatient clinic for my last clinical rotation and I really enjoy working with these types of patients!  In this type of setting, we see patients many times over the course of several weeks.  Now in my eighth week, I have… read more

    In A Student’s Words… By Joshua

    March 30, 2011
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  • A Day In The Life
  • Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive degenerative disease that affects the central nervous system.  This disease causes patients to have difficulty moving their body during activities such as walking and transferring, and can cause tremors that can affect reaching and grasping.  Patients with PD are given medication that… read more