SLU PT Clinical Site Spotlight - Captial Region Medical Center
By Hannah Pierson (Class of 2022)
This past spring, I helped patients alongside my two clinical instructors, Lacey Hale, DPT & Alex Flanagin, DPT, in a hospital-based outpatient setting. Not only did I learn a tremendous amount about orthopedic injuries & conditions, but my clinical instructors also showed me how to genuinely connect with patients and assist them in their goals. I loved how each day; patients would pick up conversations with me & clinical instructors from their previous visit---it never seemed like time went by from being away. Throughout the rest of my PT career, I will hold these connections close and never forget to laugh & smile each day 😀
Thank you, Lacey & Alex, for welcoming me with open arms and for being wonderful mentors for me!
This is one of a series of posts by the Saint Louis University Program in Physical Therapy students featuring their clinical site and their clinical instructors. The number, quality, and diversity of clinical instruction are major assets for the SLU PT Program.