Student Information

Student Name

Brielle Klein

Email

Klein2009@gmail.com

Academy

Bio-Med

Internship Information

Company/Organization: Physical Medicine adn Rehabilitation Center

Mentor(s):Chris Romeo

Topic of Internship

Physical Therapy

Background Information

Beginning in 1986 the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center (PMR) has been providing patients with the best possible care of sports, spine, orthopedic, and neuromuscular conditions. PM&R is a diagnostic and treatment facility. The staff at PM&R puts an emphasis on non-operative treatments including physical therapy, occupational therapy, patient education, and body mechanics. The facility in which I am interning opened in 2006 in Englewood New Jersey. It is staffed with physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, massage therapist, nutritionists, and sports psychologist.

Summary of Internship

During my junior year I had experienced some sport injuries that led me to becoming a patient at PM&R. I really enjoyed the people and gain a lot of interest in the field of physical therapy. As an intern at PM&R I was given a lot of opportunities. I have learned a lot about the field of physical therapy and the countless conditions it can treat. I have had the chance to observe physical therapists work with patients and then with my mentor, the fitness supervisor. My favorite part of my internship was watching patient progress. I have seen patients with crippling injuries walking out of PM&R a few months later. I have gained much unexpected knowledge because of my internship.

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