I loved my clinical experience at SSM Health Day Institute. I especially enjoyed working alongside other disciplines in order to provide a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to patient care for patients with neurological conditions. Neurological conditions affect the brain, spinal cord, or nervous system, and physical therapy is a vital component in working towards improving balance, strength, flexibility, endurance, and maximizing independence and functional ability in regards to bed mobility, transfers, and gait. I was able to work with patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s Disease, Below-Knee Amputations, Epilepsy, Lance- Adams Syndrome (LAS), Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Spinal Cord Injuries, Strokes, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and Vestibular Conditions.
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.