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Physical Therapy

Solutions
Internship
Manchester Summer Intern 2015
Sara Hahn

Dyersville

PTS
Introduction

Manchester

About PTS

Mission Statement: AsMovement Specialists,we


will enhance the overall physical health, fitness,
function, and quality of life of adults and children by
treating and educating them with high quality,
individualized, and comprehensive physical therapy
services.
Vision Statement: Physical Therapy Solutions will be
the leader in the physical therapy profession through
the promotion of autonomous physical therapy
services. We will demonstrate leadership and
develop good working relationships with the
medical/healthcare communities through innovative
practice, education, research, and quality of care.

Duties:
Assist in rehabilitation
exercises
Provide therapeutic
modalities:
Ultrasound
Electrical stimulation
(E-Stim.)/interferential
current (IFC)
Phonophoresis
Iontophoresis
Russian
Infrared

My
Internship

Change bed linens


Schedule patients
Prepare ASTYM tools
Answer calls
Prepare new patients
and paperwork

Motivation:
Combine my major and
minor focuses
Topic of interest for
myself and Jason
Provide PTS with
additional patient input

Objective 1:
Research

Outline:
Question: Can goal
formation influence
patient thoughts and
outcomes in PT?
Methods:
2 Locations: Dyersville
& Manchester
2 Groups: Test and
Control
2 Surveys: Pre- and
Post-Treatment

Objective Results:
Participants:
Dyersville:
Manchester: 14 total;
11 analyzed

Statistical Analysis:
Difference Observed:
Functional Ability in
Patients: p < 0.006
Injury Hindering Life:
p < 0.024

No Difference
Observed:
Confidence Level of
Injury
Belief in PT
Self-Influence
healing process
Expectation to
complete activities
as before

Objective 1:
Research

Results Continued:
Goal Themes: No pain and regain movement/function

Subjective Data:
Most beneficial part of PTS:

Helpful exercises
Encouraging and kind staff
Home exercise program (HEP)
Learning how to self-treat

Objective 2:
Qualities &
Qualificatio
ns to be a
PT

Qualities:

Qualifications:

Communication:

Education:

Educator

Connected:
Other healthcare
professionals, local
business, national
organizations

Organized:
Materials, staff, treatment
plan

Service:
Patients, students, other
professionals, communities

Dedication:
Patients, career, additional
duties/roles

Accredited PT
program (4 options in
IA)

Continuing Education:
Seminars, workshops,
research, networking

Experience:
Observation, work,
other healthcare
settings

Objective 3:
Initial
Patient
Assessment

Evaluation

Benefits:

Disadvantages:

EXPERIENCE

Leaving

Learning

My Limitations:

Networking
High Expectations
Assurance

Education
Experience

Small Clinic

Less variety in
ailments
Patients age range:
Recommendations: INTERN
10-90+
Learning
Grad Applications
Resume
Experiences
Future job?

Summer Internship: Successful


Objectives Met
Valuable Learning Experience
Beneficial for grad application

Overall Recommendation:
Intern and go at it with all youve got

Conclusion

Questions?