Friday, April 29, 2022
Saint Louis University Program in Physical Therapy PTSA, faculty and staff welcomed Dr. Lisa VanHoose on April 27, 2022. The title of her discussion was: Finding your JEDI: To answer the higher purpose and contribute to the greater good. The session was moderated by student members of the Physical Therapy Student Association (PTSA), Lexi Sims, and Mateo Reyes. The excellent presentation was followed by an engaging Q&A where Dr. VanHoose fielded questions from students, clinical educators, and faculty. Thank you to Dr. VanHoose!
Monday, April 25, 2022
SLU Physical Therapy invites you to join us for the Annual Giving Day 2022!
The fifth annual SLU Giving Day is on April 28. This annual 24-hour day of giving — is our biggest fundraising event of the year! — brings the SLU community together in support of important projects across the University.
Some of the scholarships we have available in our Program are:
- Cheryl L. Cavallo Endowed Memorial Fund
- Dr. Peter Mosher Endowed Memorial Scholarship
- Carolyn Gioia Memorial Scholarship
- Sister Imelda Pingel Scholarship
- Theresa Bernsen Endowed Memorial Award
- Eric Estill, DPT, Memorial Endowed Scholarship
- For and With Others Physical Therapy Student Association (PTSA) Scholarship
“Residency education offers me the best opportunity to further my practice and education, specifically in the field of pelvic health. The opportunity to work with and learn from clinicians who have years of experience in the field is so exciting to me. I cannot wait to collaborate with all of the pelvic health therapists on both SLU's and SSM's teams.”
“I became interested in residency education because of my experiences at SLU. I always knew I had an interest in women’s health throughout PT school. I want to use this opportunity during my residency to provide future PTs (as well as future patients!) with more information about this specialty.”
“I’m looking forward to being back at SLU and getting to collaborate with the best therapists at SSM Health Physical Therapy to further develop my skills as a pelvic health PT.” -- Dr. Erb
“I am most looking forward to having the opportunity to get into the up-and-coming research in pelvic health. Being able to access the most recent research and also being able to contribute to future research is something that I have always wanted to do.” -- Dr. Mulhearn
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
SLU SSM Health Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency Graduate Dr. Symone Carter “will always be a student of physical therapy”
Monday, April 11, 2022
SLU SSM Health Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency Graduate Dr. Timothy McArthur Encourages Mentorship During Residency
Dr. McArthur is a practicing physical therapist in Colorado Springs, CO. He earned his DPT degree from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.
Here are only some of the many highlights of connecting with Dr. McArthur about his residency experience and practice as a physical therapist…
on the practice of physical therapy: The "way you practice and how you interact/care for patients" is what defines you as a physical therapist."
...and lessons learned from the residency. On the importance of self-reflection, it "helps you improve your overall clinical judgement to ensure patients are being progressed appropriately during the course of their plan of care."
Dr. McArthur's advice to those considering residency education: "Everyone's experience with residency is different and definitely varies greatly across the board. I would say having a resource of mentors/staff that would be flexible in their curriculum to fit your learning style is essential in your success of residency."
Friday, April 8, 2022
SLU Program in Physical Therapy Annual Irma Ruebling Distinguished Speaker Event Focused on Innovation in Physical Therapy Research
- Dr. Ann Hayes received funding to support her project titled, “What Additional Radiographic Measures Taken Pre and Post Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis Specific Exercise Better Demonstrate Successful Outcomes for Adults with Spinal Deformity?”
- Dr. Jason Longhurst received funding for his project, titled, “Mapping brain activity preceding freezing of gait episodes in individuals Parkinson’s disease”.
- Dr. Elissa Held Bradford received funding for her project titled, “Breaking Down Barriers to Rehabilitation Outcome Measurement in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis”.
Thursday, April 7, 2022
SLU PT Student Elizabeth Liese had an Encouraging Clinical Experience at Select Physical Therapy in Greeley, Colorado
Clinical Site Spotlight – Select Physical Therapy in Greeley, Colorado
By Elizabeth Liese (Class of 2022)
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
SLU PT Student Molly Mitchell had a Compelling Clinical Experience at Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital in Columbia, Missouri
Clinical Site Spotlight – Rusk Rehabilitation Hospital Encompass Health, Columbia MO
Mitchell (Class of 2022)
I had the
opportunity to learn from my clinical instructor, Katee Hinkle, in a dynamic
and medically complex setting that allowed me to put what I had learned at SLU
into practice! She helped me apply my textbook knowledge to clinical scenarios
and walked me through the importance of adaptability in any therapy setting.
Katee displayed the PT core values of excellence throughout my time as Rusk,
always seeking to expand her knowledge base for the improvement of her patients
and the betterment of herself. From her, I learned how much I can grow when I push
myself outside of my comfort zone.
you for making learning so much fun! You are a great role model and have played
an integral part in my development as a clinician. I look forward to being a
Doctor of Physical Therapy and joining you and so many others in an ever-changing field that is consistently dedicated to serving others with compassion
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
Friday, April 1, 2022
SLU PT Clinical Site Spotlight – Athletico Physical Therapy in Darien, IL
By Jay Urgello
(Class of 2022)
My clinical experience was at an outpatient clinic with many high school athletes, Medicare patients, and post-operative knee/hip replacements. I learned a lot of different manual techniques and refined my clinical decision-making skills. I had the privilege to also work closely with the athletic trainers in neighboring high schools and further my knowledge of sports-specific rehabilitation.
I would like to
thank my clinical instructor, Claire Dreschsler, for always taking the extra
time to teach me everything that you know! You made me feel confident as a
future clinician. Your dedication to your patients and to your craft continues
to inspire me to aim higher. I had such a great time as your student and I'll
always remember our time together as a very formative time for my professional
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