Student Information

Student Name

Stephania Acosta




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Hackensack University Medical Center

Mentor(s):Pierre Juliano, Claire Gibbsons, Catherine DisPasq

Topic of Internship

Physical Therapy

Background Information

Hackensack University Medical Center, offers both in patient and out patient physical therapy. There are many physical therapists to help out patients in need of therapy due to their medical conditions. Most of the patients they receive are people who have suffered from strokes, heart attacks, car accidents, sport injuries and some just to improve their posture. The therapists here at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) are kind, helpfuland very positive at the working place because it motivates the patients to push themselves to the limit.

Summary of Internship

As an intern at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC), I have experienced that it takes a lot of patience as well as charisma to help these patients out. The little things count as a major problem because each member of the physical therapy field has a special job. If one of the members isn't there, it starts to slow down and the process doesn't flow the way it should. From the people who do the laundry to the people who actually do the physical therapy, each of them has a special job and therefore keep the place on track.

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