Friday, April 1, 2022

SLU PT Student Jay Urgello had an Amazing Clinical Experience at Athletico in Darien, Illinois

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 growth.

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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