SLU PT Clinical Site Spotlight – OSF Rehabilitation Sheridan in Peoria, IL
By Meredith Miller (Class of 2023)
With this being my first clinical experience, I went in feeling a bit overwhelmed and unsure of what to expect, but on my very first day my Clinical Instructor, Matt Schultz, made me feel welcome and like I was supposed to be there. Each day we would spend time going over the day's patients, talking about their backgrounds and talking through with each other what him or I would be doing with them that visit. Matt is very knowledgeable in the world of orthopedics and always had an article on hand in which he could slide into the topic in which we were discussing but found ways to make the research interesting by relating it back to the patients we were seeing. I have learned so much in the past few weeks and am thankful that I got to work with someone as kind and as dedicated to their craft as he is.
Thank you so much for allowing me the opportunity to work with you and taking your time to go through each patient individually in order to really understand their background and that each and every person is different, and we need to treat them as such. I feel that I have learned an incredible amount from you in these past few weeks and am grateful for the 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