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Recovering from an injury is about more than healing wounds or mending broken bones. Robert Schreyer, a professor of Physical Therapy at Touro College’s School of Health Sciences, views the rehabilitation process in holistic terms. To Schreyer, physical therapy necessitates knowing your patient and appreciating how their pain is affecting overall quality of life. It’s about empathizing with the person you’re treating and feeling passionate about empowering them to feel better in body and mind.
Every first-year PT student takes a Professional Development course in his or her first semester, in which they are given an assignment to interview a senior citizen. The purpose, explains Professor Shira Weiner, is “to emphasize the many facets of psychosocial interactions surrounding an intergenerational relationship, and to allow students to practice the skills needed to elicit useful information from another person, as this is an important component of the clinical encounter.”
Daniella Sinay, a graduate of the Touro College Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program class of 2015, was the first PT student to ever be granted the opportunity to complete a clinical experience at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of the most prominent biomedical research facilities in the country and an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Patients seen at the NIH, come from all over the world with rare and severe diseases seeking experimental treatments in hopes of receiving life-saving interventions.
“PT has the potential not just to heal the diagnosis, but to enrich somebody’s life,” begins Sandeep Prabhu, DPT, a 2015 graduate of Touro’s School of Health Sciences Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency (OPTR) Program. “My job is to understand the way an individual is designed. I’ve learned that there’s no one-size-fits-all in PT.”