Name: Brittany Murphy
Major: Health Promotion and Fitness Management
Hometown: Canton, Illinois
Interning with: Advanced Rehab & Sports Medicine
Location: Canton, Illinois
Position: Rehab Aide
Take patient's subjectives, and explain and walk the patients through their exercises.
I have done both my own personal physical therapy and then observation hours with this clinic in previous summers, which allowed my to build relationships with the employees and eventually land the opportunity to do an internship with them.
I really enjoyed the atmosphere that this clinic has. The employees are always smiling and create such a welcoming environment for everyone.
IWU provided me with an abundance of guidance on how to find and land an internship.
I went into this internship hoping to gain more experience on the daily life of a physical therapist in an out-patient clinic setting. I was eager to learn more about how they determine what exercises they choose to put their patients through, different types of manual therapy, and the documentation process.
The most rewarding experiences I have had since I started my internship are the connections and relationships I have made with the other employees and the patients. I have also gained so much knowledge about the physical therapy field and have been able to deepen my passion for it.
Internships allow students to start making connections with other professionals that are currently in their occupation field.