Student Information

Student Name

Stefanie Zapata




Internship Information

Company/Organization: JAG PT- Hackensack

Mentor(s):Jeff Rigby

Topic of Internship

Physical Therapy

Background Information

JAG Physical Therapy is a comprehensive orthopedic and spot physical therapy company providing care for wide variety of orthopedic and/or soft tissue injuries. The staff at JAG PT pride themselves on providing top notch orthopedic rehabilitation services for patients of all ages. JAG Physical Therapy is New York and New Jersey's physical therapy leader in the recovery of knee, foot, ankle, hip, shoulder, elbow, and back injuries. They feature state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment and beautiful spacious facilities that cater to your rehabilitation needs. John Gallucci Jr., the President and Founder of JAG PT, is one of the foremost leaders in physical therapy care.

Summary of Internship

At JAG, I observe the therapists while they work on different patients. Every day is pretty much different; I do not have set routine. If I'm not given a task, I help tidy up the clinic, by disinfecting tables, machinery and etc. I am not forced to shadow or observe a physical therapist, but I am free to join them when they are with a patient that has an injury I am interested in learning about. Listening in and watching is a good way to learn about the interaction between a patient and a physical therapist, and surprisingly an efficient way yo begin learning about the different types of injuries and their path to rehabilitation. JAG has not only taught me about the injuries, but also, about nutrition, the importance and long term effect of staying fit, how to adapt to different environments, and many more life lessons about the work field.

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