SLU PT Clinical Site Spotlight - ATI Physical Therapy in Oaklawn, IL
By Sarah Sajewski (Class of 2022)
My first clinical at ATI Physical Therapy was very rewarding and a great learning experience. I learned so much from my clinical instructor and ALU Alumni (Class of 2016), Jon Landstrom, PT, DPT, OCS, as well as from the PTAs and one other PT I had the privilege to work with every so often. I was able to work with patients with a multitude of diagnoses ranging from ortho to neuro and learned how to evaluate them and how to best create their plan of care. Each week my CI would go over manual skills, along with tests and measures with me to let me practice and give feedback. Jon also would talk about my strengths and weaknesses each week with me, which was beyond helpful to see where I could improve. Jon is also specialized in dry needling, so I was able to observe this as well. I do not think I could have asked for a better first full-time clinical experience and wonderful CI!
Jon- I cannot thank you enough for everything you taught me during my clinical! I really enjoyed my time with you and our patients. You made the environment so fun and comfortable and I really appreciated that especially for my first full-time clinical experience.
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.