SLU PT Clinical Site Spotlight – Concentra Medical Center, Brookfield, Wisconsin
By Anna Schmidt (Class of 2023)
I have had a wonderful clinical experience at Concentra in Brookfield, WI. Seeing patients in a predominantly worker's compensation clinical environment has taught me so much about functional limitations and how that has a direct impact on a patient's day to day experience. I have been able to help choose an article to use for a region-wide journal club for multiple clinic locations and develop professionally in interactions with surgeons, clinicians, and case workers. My Clinical Instructor, Sarah Ebenhoe, and other clinicians have challenged me in my critical thinking and development in creating a plan of care, as well as focusing on the objective measures that I find in a thorough examination of my patients when choosing goals to work on during sessions. Concentra has allowed me to be creative and compassionate in treatment of patients and I am so excited for the rest of my clinical experience here!
I really appreciate your expertise in manual therapy and ability to connect with patients. Being the only CI/clinician running a therapy department is a lot of work (and being a SCCE on top of that) and it takes great organization skills to do what you do! I have learned better management of time, critical thinking skills and how to have fun! :)
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