Tutor profile: Tricia S.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
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Hi- I am a 27 year-old mother of one with 2 years experience as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and have a Bachelor's in Kinesiology and Health with a minor in Entrpreneurial studies and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree, with an Orthopedic Residency specialty. I have a strong passion for reading and writing, as well as a background in design work. My strengths include the sciences as well as grammar/english/literature. I currently live in the Chicago area, and am beginning to work independently as a freelance writer.
I have been a mentor and mentee in my own field as a physical therapist, mentoring younger PT students in the clinic and while at school. I was also a peer mentor in undergraduate studies at Iowa State University for students in the College of Human Sciences, mainly working on study habits, life skills, 4-year degree planning, resume building, and subjects such as anatomy, physiology, biology, and psychology. I also worked with an 18 year-old male with severe autism on his own communication and reading skills while in undergrad 3x/week for 1-2...
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
2015 - 2018
Iowa State University
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
2011 - 2015
Athletico Physical Therapy, Physical Therapist
2018 - 2020
- Evaluate, screen, and conduct plan of care for individuals with various musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and neuromuscular conditions - Build relationships with fellow healthcare professionals and community members and businesses - Inventory ordering responsibility for largest clinic in Chicago area
Peoria Riverplex Recreation Center, Personal Trainer
2016 - 2017
*Job performed while in graduate school. - Lead Trainer for Fit Kids, HISRA Health Club, Women with Weights 102 - Lead various wellness programs: HISRA Health Club, Fit Kids, Women with Weights, Cardio Core, Riverplex Reset - Improve fitness and wellness of 1-4 clients 2-4x/week.
Consumer Choices, Childserve Care Center, Home Care Provider, Respite Care Provider
2014 - 2015
- Provided individual care for severely autistic, non-verbal 18 year-old male with daily living tasks and communication - Improved his self-help skills, language development, behavioral skills, and communication skills. - Improved quality of life while parents were out- assisted in reading, hobbies, self-care
Iowa State University College of Human Sciences, Peer Mentor
2013 - 2014
- Student advisor for 20+ freshmen entering Kinesiology and Health - Assisted in mentorship of science courses and resume building - Facilitated weekly orientation classes/meetings (5+ per week) - Assisted students in making schedules and develop study habits - Organized group events and field trips, 2+ per semester
Bradley University, Research Assistant
2013 - 2013
- Worked with Bradley Professor Dr. Melissa Peterson on her study titled "Project METS in MS: Multimodal Exercise Training Stimulus in Multiple Sclerosis" in order to determine effects of specific exercise on MS patients - Gathered data, recorded and took health status/histories - Worked with MS patients of varying physical restrictions complete exercise program to best of their abilities
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