Name: Courtney Backward Undergrad: Oklahoma Wesleyan University Hometown: Salina, OK Fun Fact: I am the world's most awkward high-five giver/receiver. One of my classmates once said “PT school is neither a marathon nor a sprint. It is both at the same time.” That statement resonated with me on a personal level. During my first year … Continue reading 5 Ways to Spend Your Time When You Are Not Studying…
Managing Your Posture in PT School
Name: Joshua Holland Undergrad: Idaho State University Hometown: Centennial, Colorado Fun fact: Before PT school, I worked at a BBQ restaurant in Missoula, MT called Notorious P.I.G. Last week, I was editing my Biomechanics skills video when I noticed a curly-haired DPT student in my video with fairly poor posture. I was far from excited … Continue reading Managing Your Posture in PT School
How to Rock a CSM Conference
Name: Grace-Marie Vega Undergrad: Arizona State University Hometown: Placentia, CA Fun Fact: I take pub trivia very seriously! CSM, or the Combined Sections Meeting of APTA, is a 4-day national conference held annually, attracting thousands of students, practitioners, and researchers in the physical therapy field. These are some things I learned from CSM 2018 in New … Continue reading How to Rock a CSM Conference
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
So You’re Interviewing for PT School (and more specifically for REGIS!)…
Name: Erin Lemberger Undergrad: University of Northern Colorado Hometown: Littleton, CO Fun Fact: I sing the national anthem at sporting events! It’s almost that time...interviews! I can’t wait to meet this year’s prospective students, and I know everyone else in our Regis DPT community is excited as well. Those in the midst of or about … Continue reading So You’re Interviewing for PT School (and more specifically for REGIS!)…
Finals Week: A Beautiful Struggle
It’s that time of the year again… No, we’re not talking about the holidays. It’s Finals Week, the crescendo of each physical therapy (PT) school semester. If you haven't experienced a finals week in PT school, then here are a few ideas of what Regis students encounter during this time each semester. …but first, Practicals … Continue reading Finals Week: A Beautiful Struggle
Charting Your Clinical Education Course
Name: Josh Hubert, Class of 2019 Undergrad: Bellarmine University Hometown: St. Louis, MO Fun-fact: I was told by a Greek reiki-master that I am a crystal baby Like any great exploration recorded in history, your clinical education at Regis will be a trip fueled by careful planning, curiosity, intrepid spirit, chance, and financial backing from … Continue reading Charting Your Clinical Education Course
DPT School Nutrition: 4 Ways to Eat Healthy
Name: Janki Patel, Class of 2020 Hometown: Fremont, CA Undergrad: University of California, Davis Fun Fact: I hiked a 14er (Mount Democrat) for the first time...three days after moving from the Bay Area's sea level. If you are currently enrolled in physical therapy (PT) school, or attended in your past, you can probably identify with the struggle of … Continue reading DPT School Nutrition: 4 Ways to Eat Healthy
How to Avoid Burnout in PT School
Name: Brad Fenter, Class of 2019 Undergrad: University of Texas at Tyler, TX Hometown: Vernon, TX Burnout is an interesting thing, mainly because it only happens with things that we love. No one gets burned out on things we hate or even things we just feel a little “meh” about. The concept that we … Continue reading How to Avoid Burnout in PT School
Counting down to more blog posts…
Tune in tomorrow for our first blog post of the new school year!
Student Involvement in the Colorado APTA
The faculty at Regis strongly encourages leadership from its students because it knows that those who care enough to be the change they want to see move our profession forward. Rest assured that over the course of your time at Regis there are many opportunities, both formal and informal, to either try leadership for the … Continue reading Student Involvement in the Colorado APTA
Flat Stanley Goes to Clinical
Name: Nicole Darragh, Class of 2017 Hometown: Columbus, OH Undergrad: Regis University Fun Fact: I think kale is totally overrated. The Class of 2017 recently returned from their second clinical rotations with a plethora of new knowledge and stories to share. Some students even had a visitor along the way: Flat Stanley. Flat Stanley is … Continue reading Flat Stanley Goes to Clinical
What is it like to be in the military and PT school?
Name: Zach Taillie, Class of 2018 Hometown: Phoenix, NY Undergrad: SUNY Cortland Fun Fact: I've been in the Air Force for 6 years. You may not believe this, but NASCAR Technical Institute is a bit of a dead-end school. You read that right—there is a school completely dedicated to folks who want to learn about race car maintenance and … Continue reading What is it like to be in the military and PT school?
How to Have Fun in PT School
Name: Connor Longacre, Class of 2018 Undergrad: Colorado State University Hometown: Wyomissing, PA Fun Fact: I am a huge of soccer, though I haven't formally played since I was 11. “It’s fun to have fun but you have to know how.” (Dr. Seuss, DPT) Many of you reading this may think of the classroom as a no-nonsense place of … Continue reading How to Have Fun in PT School
Regis DPT Students Plan the Move Forward 5K/10K
Co-director of Move Forward, Ryan Bourdo, tells us what to expect for the 2016 Move Forward 5K/10K. Mark your calendars for September 17th!