Tattoos and Physical Therapy: A View on Body Art in the Healthcare Setting

Carlo Saul, Class of 2023 In today’s world, tattoos are more common than ever but there is a lingering sense of taboo around tattooed individuals in physical therapy and the healthcare field in general. As a professional, one is expected to look a certain, clean type of way. This stereotype does not include tattoos as … Continue reading Tattoos and Physical Therapy: A View on Body Art in the Healthcare Setting

On Taiwan during the Pandemic – And What Our Profession Can Learn

By Peter Lee, Class of 2022 Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have written, edited, deleted, then re-written about this topic more times than I would like to admit. This year has been challenging on many fronts, especially on the topic of justice. Through it all, I have asked my community for a … Continue reading On Taiwan during the Pandemic – And What Our Profession Can Learn

Healing Hands – A Clinical Inservice by Lindsay Pendleton

For their first clinical experience, our students have the option to present an inservice, or mini-presentation about something they are interested in, to the clinic. Lindsay had the unique honor of being published in WGH Heartbeat, the official publication of Wilbarger General Hospital, where she just completed CEI. We congratulate Lindsay on this achievement and … Continue reading Healing Hands – A Clinical Inservice by Lindsay Pendleton

Physical Therapy during COVID-19: reflections from Regis DPT Faculty

Regis DPT faculty Alicia Lovato, Amy Rich, and Jenny Logan share their experiences practicing during COVID-19 in both home health and inpatient settings. Thank you so much for your tremendous service, your mentorship, and your vulnerability in sharing your experiences. We miss seeing you in person so much and are so proud to call you … Continue reading Physical Therapy during COVID-19: reflections from Regis DPT Faculty

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Ira Gorman discusses healthcare policy and PT advocacy

Like most physical therapists, my passion for PT arose from the desire to empower people to achieve their greatest state of well-being and functional independence. However, as I progress in my education, I am learning that the simple goal of helping people can be far more complex in our convoluted healthcare system. Furthermore, if I … Continue reading Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Ira Gorman discusses healthcare policy and PT advocacy

Practice What You Preach: Modeling a Lifestyle of Movement

Name: Tara Dirocco, Class of 2021 Undergraduate: UC Berkeley Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA Do you find yourself needing PT from being in PT school? Is this the most you’ve sat still in a long time? These questions consumed me on my first week of PT school. I could not handle (or believe!) all of the sitting, … Continue reading Practice What You Preach: Modeling a Lifestyle of Movement

Dry Needling…Not a Type of Craft that Your Grandmother Does

Name: Katherine Koch Undergrad: The Ohio State University Hometown: Cleveland, OH Fun Fact: Last summer, I climbed six 14ers Dry needling: not a type of craft that your grandmother does. This type of treatment uses thin filiform needles inserted by a physical therapist into myofascial trigger points, or a tight band of muscle that might be … Continue reading Dry Needling…Not a Type of Craft that Your Grandmother Does

When Should You Take the National Physical Therapy Exam?

Name: Lindsay Mayors, PT, DPT, Graduated Class of 2017 Current Employment: Physical Therapist at KidSPOT Pediatric Therapies Professional Goals: to empower every child that I encounter to discover their vast abilities and reach their greatest potential, become a clinical instructor, and become a Pediatric Certified Specialist So, you're a third year DPT student ready to graduate this … Continue reading When Should You Take the National Physical Therapy Exam?

5 Ways to Impress During Your Practical Exams

  Name: Abbey Ferguson, Class of 2019 Undergrad: Westmont College, CA Hometown: Sacramento, CA Fun Fact: I absolutely love to dance! If any of you out there are dancers in need of a new dance studio here in Denver, I can definitely hook you up! Lab practicals are often the most terrifying and anxiety-provoking parts of physical therapy … Continue reading 5 Ways to Impress During Your Practical Exams