Friday, July 1, 2022

SLU PT Student Jessica D'Agostino had an Encouraging Clinical Experience at Advanced Training and Rehab in St. Peters, Missouri

SLU PT Clinical Site Spotlight – Advanced Training and Rehab - Jungermann in St. Peters, MO

By Jessica D’Agostino (Class of 2023)

My first clinical experience is at Advanced Training & Rehab Jungermann, an outpatient orthopedic clinic committed to individualized and holistic patient care. I have learned how to build positive relationships with the patients in the clinic and have been refining the skills that I have learned through my time at SLU. Through this experience, I have worked with patients with varying diagnoses and complexities to assist in returning to their prior level of function. Overall, my time at ATR has been a rewarding and eye-opening experience under the supervision of knowledgeable, sympathetic and patient PTs.

Thank you for being an incredible Clinical Instructor, Erica Friebel, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my first clinical experience under your expertise. I began my clinical experience lacking confidence in my practical and conversational skills, but with encouragement from my CI, the difference in my confidence since the start of my experience is night and day. My CI is kind and attentive, always ensuring that all of my questions are answered and encouraging me to be curious. Her dedication to relationship building and her sharp sense of humor in the clinic make every day exciting, and I aspire to be even half the clinician that she is. Thank you for an incredible 10 weeks!

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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