Are you a runner, walker, or just love dogs (and/or beer)? The Regis University School of Physical Therapy is hosting its 17th iteration of the Move Forward 5k/10k and kids run at Regis University on September 21st, 2019. The race will take place on the Regis University Northwest Denver campus, and we are especially excited … Continue reading Move Forward 5k/10k Race 2019, Featuring a New Course!
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
Last week, the APTA Federal Forum in Washington D.C. took place to advocate for important topics to physical therapists. The Forum brought together APTA members, speakers from the field, and stakeholders on the discussion of regulatory affairs and federal priorities that impact the physical therapy profession and its patients, as well as on learning about new information that … Continue reading 2019 APTA Federal Advocacy Forum – “Day on the Hill”
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
It was a cold, rainy national Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) this year in Washington D.C., but that did not stop almost 17,000 people, including several from Regis University, to attend! Regis students and faculty not only learned the latest happenings from others in our field of physical therapy, but also took roles in presenting their … Continue reading Presenting At CSM 2019, Washington D.C.
Name: Amber Bolen, Class of 2019 Service Representative Undergrad: University of Oregon Hometown: Eugene, OR Fun Fact: In college I spontaneously gained the ability to wiggle my ears. Hi everyone! My name is Amber and I am the Regis DPT Class of 2019’s Service Representative. Being the service rep for my class means that I … Continue reading Leadership Through Service: A Student Perspective
Name: Marcia Smith, PT, Ph.D. As we sadly said farewell at the end of the summer to another beloved faculty member, Marcia Smith, who has been with us at Regis for 20 years, second-year student Meg Kates made sure to catch some of her words of wisdom before her retirement! Read the interview below for … Continue reading Farewell Marcia Smith!
Regis University first-year DPT students Felix Hill, Hannah Clark, and Taylor Tso recently held a session for their classmates entitled “LGBT+ 101 for Student Physical Therapists.” The presentation covered foundational terminology and concepts related to LGBTQIA+ communities, a brief overview of LGBT+ healthcare disparities, as well as tips for making clinical spaces more inclusive. Here … Continue reading Regis DPT Students Present: “LGBT+ 101”
Name: Austin Adamson, Class of 2020 Service Officer Undergrad: Saint Louis University Hometown: Laguna Niguel, CA Fun fact: I recently dove with manta rays and sea turtles in the Great Barrier Reef! As students of physical therapy, we are undertaking a career that is founded upon the ideas of service and care for others. … Continue reading Service Learning in PT School
Name: Sarah Pancoast, Class of 2019 Undergrad: Regis University Hometown: Evergreen, Colorado Fun Fact: I own a 20-year-old, 9-foot Columbian Red Tail Boa Constrictor When race day arrives, you know that you have put in the necessary training for the day to be successful. Whether that is enjoying time with friends or other participants, being outside … Continue reading Get ready for the 2018 Move Forward 5K/10K Race!
Name: Jaegger Olden Undergrad: Central Washington University Hometown: Aberdeen, Washington (on the peninsula, no not by Seattle) Fun fact: my spirit animal is a hangry Terry Crews I have been in college for almost a decade. So you could say I am what comes close to being a professional student. However, with that title comes heaping … Continue reading Budget Tips for Students
Name: Abbey Ferguson With all of its incredible opportunities, graduate school, especially a doctorate program, also brings a new amount of stress and anxiety. It is a pressure cooker for bringing out both the best and the worst in us, and as my first year came to a close, I found myself drowning in mental … Continue reading Mental Health Wellness in DPT School
Name: Erin Lemberger, Class of 2020 Undergrad: University of Northern Colorado Hometown: Littleton, CO Fun Fact: A one humped camel is called a Dromedary and a two humped camel is called a Bactrian. Let me just tell you about my first semester of PT school. I’ll start off by saying that PT school is a lot … Continue reading Student Spotlight: How I Lost the Most Valuable Ligament
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…
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