Friday, October 15, 2021

Physical Therapy Students in the DPT Class of 2027 Take a "Privilege Walk" Through Campus

A curricular highlight for the students of DPT 1111.  Dr. Ginge Kettenbach and Keri Davis guide the students through the “privilege walk”.   This activity leads participants through an activity that confronts the ways in which society privileges some individuals over others. It is designed for participants to reflect on the different areas in their lives where they have privilege as well as the areas where they do not.  The curriculum of DPT 1111 is part of the pilot programming of the Cura Personalis Sequence for the SLU Core Curriculum
Ginge Kettenbach, PT, Ph.D., FNAP
Dr. Ginge Kettenbach is an esteemed member of the Program in Physical Therapy with more than 25 years of experience at SLU.  For PT Month, we asked her “What is your favorite memory (thus far) of your career as a physical therapist?”  Dr. Kettenbach’s response: “The first time a patient who had a below the knee amputation stood with his prosthesis - his affect completely changed from quiet and moody to happy.  It was amazing.  Working with him was fun.”  In commenting on her years as an educator…” I have met so many students and learned that it is so important not to make assumptions.  It is important to just listen and see if there is a way to support a person.”

This is one of a series of posts by the Saint Louis University Program in Physical Therapy highlighting faculty and curriculum. The quality and diversity of our curriculum are major assets for the SLU PT Program.

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