Tuesday, July 27, 2021

SLU PT Student Jacquelyn Cameli Enjoys Interdisciplinary Approach to Clinical Care at SSM Health Day Institute

SLU PT Clinical Site Spotlight - SSM Health Day Institute
By:  Jacquelyn Cameli (DPT Class of 2022)

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.
I enjoyed working with patients thoroughly and seeing their successes and progress throughout their rehabilitation. I am very thankful to have been involved in their therapy and for the relationships I formed with patients, other physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and recreational therapists along the way. Thank you especially to Rosie Kelly, PT, DPT, NCS, for being my clinical instructor!

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.

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