Written by: Savannah Holt, 1st Year SPT Imagine this. You are about to start your second semester of physical therapy school. You get an email just a few days before the semester starts, notifying you that you will be given an introduction to dry needling in your first class at 8:00 am on Monday morning, … Continue reading Dry Needling within the Regis DPT Curriculum
The Class of 2023 returned from their first clinical rotation at the end of September and had some time to reflect on their experiences. A few of them are written up as short stories of lessons learned below. Take a trip to the Gila River Indian Community, AZ, Oregon City, OR, and Grand Junction, CO. … Continue reading Clinical Education I Experiences – Short Stories from the Class of 2023
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!
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”
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.
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
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!
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 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: 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
Name: Lina Kleinschmidt Undergrad: Pacific University Hometown: Stuttgart, Germany Fun fact: I was born and raised in Stuttgart, Germany As a physical therapy student and future physical therapist, the APTA is something you will hear about over and over again. With job opportunities, continuing education classes, research updates and legislation information, the APTA has endless … Continue reading How Can the APTA Help Me?
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: 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…