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
Presenting At CSM 2019, Washington D.C.
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.
Why We Chose Regis: Reflections From Current DPT Students
I interviewed at Regis roughly one year ago, and as I look back on that day, I realize my decision to accept my spot in the DPT Class of 2021 was an easy one. I decided I wanted to pursue physical therapy when I was 18 years old. I spent over 200 hours in observation, … Continue reading Why We Chose Regis: Reflections From Current DPT Students
Leadership Through Service: A Student Perspective
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
Farewell Marcia Smith!
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!
Farewell Tom McPoil!
Name: Thomas McPoil, PT, PhD, FAPTA Hometown: Sacramento California Fun fact: I like to play golf - at one point, I became a 10 handicapper As we approached the end of July, the Regis Physical Therapy family prepared to say goodbye to some very important members of our family. With heavy hearts, but happy smiles, … Continue reading Farewell Tom McPoil!
Regis DPT Students Present: “LGBT+ 101”
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”
Service Learning in PT School
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
How to Pass the NPTE
Name: Carol Passarelli, Class of 2018 Undergrad: University of Southern California (fight on) Hometown: Mountain View, CA Fun Fact: Llamas don’t have fur or hair; it’s called fiber. Pretty cool. Or warm, actually. Depends on the fiber count. Wow, does it feel good to write that title and have it be true! Are there countless tips and tricks … Continue reading How to Pass the NPTE
Budget Tips for Students
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
Mental Health Wellness in DPT School
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
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
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