Thursday, June 22, 2017

SLU PT Alumni Spotlight - Rachel W. P. Condon, DPT, DSc, FAAOMPT, OCS, CSCS

SLU PT Alumni Spotlight - Rachel W. P. Condon, DPT, DSc, FAAOMPT, OCS, CSCS

Assistant Department Head, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Hometown: Chicago
Current Town/City: Norfolk, VA

SLU DPT Class of 2010

Interests, Activities, Clubs, and Professional Organizations
Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Manual Physical Therapy, Long Distance Running

If you could come back to SLU and teach a class, which class would you like to teach?
I would love to teach Musculoskeletal I or II and would really enjoy teaching manual therapy in lab

What was the most valuable lesson — inside or outside the classroom — you learned at SLU?
The most valuable lesson I learned was the importance of communicating with my patients in a patient-friendly manner that is easy for them to understand. Having good communication with my patients has helped me get good compliance with their treatment plan and improves the patient-provider relationship.
What is your greatest professional accomplishment?
My greatest professional accomplishment was completing my Doctor of Science and Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

What advice do you have for students getting ready to graduate with their DPT?
Be experts at the basics - the basics done really well can help any patient you see. Also, listen to your patients. A good subjective exam can lead you to a strong list of hypothesis of how to help the patient.

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