Friday, October 17, 2014

Photos from Multisystems Management

Thursday, October 16, 2014

PT STUCO's Massage Lab

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

More SLU PT Ice Bucket Challenge Photos

Monday, October 13, 2014

First Impressions - Melissa Waltos (Class of 2020)

Melissa Waltos (Class of 2020) started the Program in Physical Therapy this August. She is from a western suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. We asked Melissa to write some of her first impressions of Saint Louis University and the Program in Physical Therapy:    

      Coming from over 600 miles away to attend SLU’s PT Program just a few months ago, I had high hopes for what it had to offer me.  This program was well known in my hometown because of the interactions with SLU PT and the Cleveland Clinic, and the professionals I had shadowed and volunteered with throughout high school urged me to take full advantage of it.  Within the first few weeks of school, I took this advice, threw myself right in, and received nothing less than what I expected: hard work and hospitality.
        Even as a freshman two months into the program, I already began to realize SLU PT is more than just one of the best academic programs at Saint Louis University.  It really is sort of like a family.  From DPT class field games and bonding to volunteering with PT Student Council miles out of the city, I have been able to meet so many students, faculty, and staff in the program who have been nothing but welcoming.  I have met other PT students both in and out of the classroom, and once we share our majors  with each other, an instant bond forms.  That’s what I think is very unique about this program.  While it is extremely competitive and labor intensive, there is a strong sense of comradery between the students.  This assures me that when I’m preparing for an exam and needing someone to study with or to go over techniques for a practical, someone will be more than willing.  For example, as I was sitting working on some documents for the PT office in Fresh Gatherings the other week, a large group of PYIIIs were waiting for their practicals.  All the professional students were helping each other, taking turns as the PT and as the patient.
        Observing this only made me more excited for what these next six years would bring me!  And although it has only been a few months, I can already see this spark in my own PT class.  All of the PT freshman I have met are extremely dedicated to this program and are trying to do as much as they can to get involved.  I’d say we have some pretty spirited, aspiring DPTs from my class, and each and every one of them truly inspire me to bring pride to SLU PT’s Class of 2020.  I am very excited to see what these next six years will have in store for me!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Miami-Marquette Challenge

Attention SLU PT students! We received this from the Foundation for Physical Therapy:

The Foundation for Physical Therapy would like to thank the students at Saint Louis University for their commitment to physical therapy research through participation in the 2013-2014 Miami-Marquette Challenge. 

Tell your students to stop by the Foundation's booth (#128) at the National Student Conclave (NSC) in Milwaukee where each will receive a small gift and badge ribbon recognizing their participation in the Challenge. 

We look forward to your participation in the upcoming 2014-2015 Miami-Marquette Challenge which will officially launch at NSC. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

White Coat Ceremony - The Class of 2017

The 4th Annual White Coat Ceremony was held on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Saint Frances Xavier College Church to recognize the entry of the Class of 2017 into the professional phase of the Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum. 

Susie Deusinger, PT, PhD, FAPTA (Professor Emerita, Program in Physical Therapy, Washington University) was awarded the 2014 Program in Physical Therapy Florence Kendall Award at the ceremony.

Saint Louis University Program in Physical Therapy student Hilary Obert (Class of 2015) was the White Coat Ceremony Speaker. 

Photography for this event was provided by 
Kabance Photo Services, Inc. 
To view and order photographs from this events, please visit

The Class of 2017 

(Left to right) SLU PT Faculty Members Ann Hayes, Tricia Austin, Carol Beckel, and Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Chair, Program in Physical Therapy Director, Mark Reinking. 

Joe Bergen (Class of 2017) and Carol Beckel 

Rebecca Graf, Katie Chitkowski, and Colleen Borek 

White Coat Ceremony speaker Hilary Obert (Class of 2015) and Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Chair, Program in Physical Therapy Director, Mark Reinking

Alex Tepoorten (Class of 2017) and
Mallory Flynn (Class of 2015) 

Susie Deusinger, PT, PhD, FAPTA (Professor Emerita, Program in Physical Therapy, Washington University) and Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Chair, Program in Physical Therapy Director, Mark Reinking

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

PT STUCO October Meeting Next Wednesday - Massage Therapy Workshop!




With midterms quickly approaching, it is clear that we all could use a little de-stressing. Make sure to come free your mind and nourish your soul on Wednesday, October 15th, at PT STUCO's Massage Therapy Workshop! Dr. Barb Yemm and several of the professional phase students will be joining us and teaching different massage techniques. We are sure that you will all enjoy a relaxing break from your day and will return to your studies more present and focused. Massage is a great way to stay happy and healthy, so make sure to mark your calendars for this event! 

Peace, love, and generic abilities,