Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thanks to Our Clinical Partners!

Our department is blessed to have a wonderful collection of clinicians and clinics who supervise our students during full-time clinical internships. These tremendous partners contribute in a huge way to polishing our students as they prepare for graduation and their first "real jobs" as physical therapists.

In 2011, our students traveled to 140 different clinical facilities on a total of 227 full-time clinical internships (3-week, 6-week and 9-week).

There's no way we can fully thank the clinics, clinical coordinators and clinical instructors who played such big roles in the development of our students. We appreciate you tremendously and we look forward to continuing a great partnership in the future!

Here's an alphabetical listing of the clinical sites that hosted our students in 2011. If a site took more than one student, that number is reflected in parenthesis after the clinic name.

Accelacare Physical Therapy
Advance Physical Therapy
Alegent Health - Lakeside Hospital (2)
Athletic & Rehabilitation Center
AthletiCare - St. John's Hospital Rehab South
Barnes-Jewish Hospital (3)
Baylor Specialty Hospital
Beachside Physical Therapy - Indialantic
Bird Physical Therapy (3)
Blue Ridge Physical Therapy (3)
Blue Valley Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, P.A. (2)
Boost Physical Therapy & Sports Performance (4)
California Children's Services
Center for Athletic Performance and Physical Therapy
Centerpoint Medical Center (3)
Children's Mercy Hospital - Kansas City
Children's Physical Therapy Associates - Land-Based Therapy Clinic
Children's Spot
Children's Therapeutic Learning Center
Community Rehab Physical Therapy
Concentra Medical Center - Grandview (2)
Concentra Medical Center - River West
Cooper & Bush Physical Therapy
Covenant Medical Center
Cox Health - Acute Therapy - Cox South
Creighton University Medical Center
Elite Physical Therapy
ETC Physical Therapy (2)
Excel Physical Therapy - Northwest Omaha
Excel Sports and Physical Therapy - North O'Fallon (3)
Excelsior Springs Medical Center (2)
Francis Howell School District
Freeman Health System
Go Physical Therapy
Go Physical Therapy - Omaha
Gold Coast Physical Therapy Association - Lake Worth (3)
Golden Living Center - New Haven
Hannibal Regional Hospital
Hays Medical Center
HealthSouth MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital
Hillcrest Medical Center
Jennifer Crooks PT
John Knox Village
Kenny Rogers Children's Center
Kinematic Consultants, Inc.
Lee's Summit Medical Center (3)
Liberty Hospital (3)
Life Care Center of Osawatomie
Lifetouch Physical Therapy
Living Community of St Joseph
Madonna ProActive Therapy Plus
Mary Greeley Medical Center
Memorial Hermann Hospital
Memorial Hospital - South Bend
Menorah Medical Center (3)
Mercy Rehabilitation at Mercy Health Plaza
Methodist Physicians Clinic - Regency
Miami County Medical Center (2)
Miami County Medical Center
Modern Physical Therapy (3)
Nannen & Harte Physical Therapy
Natural Health Sports Therapy
Nemaha Valley Community Hospital
Nevada Regional Medical Center (2)
New Mark Care Center
North Kansas City Hospital (5)
Northland Physical Therapy (2)
Olathe Medical Center (3)
Olympic Sports and Spine Rehabilitation - Puyallup (3)
Overland Park Regional Medical Center (2)
Peak Performance Physical Therapy - Forum (2)
Performance Rehab Inside Sports
Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Institute - Alexandria
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute - Falls Church / Herndon (2)
Physical Therapy Works - Dodge City
Physiotherapy Associates - Ankeny
Physiotherapy Associates - Broad Ripple
Physiotherapy Associates - Del Mar
Pinnacle Therapy Services - Northland (2)
Promise Regional Medical Center (3)
Providence Medical Center (4)
Providence Mt. Carmel Hospital
Ranken Jordan - A Pediatric Specialty Hospital
Rehab Xcel - Manchester
Research Medical Center (3)
Risen Son Christian Village
Rock Valley Physical Therapy
Russell Regional Hospital
Saint Luke's East - Lee's Summit (2)
Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City (3)
Saint Luke's Northland Hospital - Barry Road (2)
Saint Luke's Northland Hospital - Smithville Campus
Saint Luke's South
Saint Luke's South - Outpatient Rehabilitation Services (3)
Sanford Physical Therapy Solutions
Select Physical Therapy - Kansas City - Main (2)
Select Physical Therapy - Largo
Select Physical Therapy - North Independence
Select Physical Therapy - Overland Park (2)
Select Physical Therapy - Woodlands
SERC of Raytown at Blue Ridge Tower
Shawnee Mission Medical Center (3)
Shawnee Mission School District - Trailwood Elementary
Shine Integrative Physical Therapy
South St. Louis Rehabilitation Institute
Southwind Physical Therapy
Specialty Hospital of Mid-America
Spine & Sport Physical Therapy & Aquatics
Sports Institute of Physical Therapy - Humble
Sports Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy Associates, Inc. - Building 2 (2)
Sports Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy Associates, Inc. - St. Joseph Health Center (2)
SSM Health - St. Joseph Health Center
St. Elizabeth's Hospital - Mascoutah
St. Francis Health Center
St. John's Hospital - Leavenworth (2)
St. John's Mercy Medical Center - St. Louis (2)
St. Joseph Medical Center
St. Louis Physical Therapy
Starz Pediatric Therapy Network
Stevens County Hospital
Summit Rehabilitation and Wellness Center (5)
Summit Strength (3)
Synergy Therapies - Independence (3)
Tenet - St. Louis University Hospital
The Kleven Institute
The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City (2)
Truman Medical Center - Hospital Hill (5)
University of Chicago Medical Center
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
University of Kansas Hospital (3)
University of Kansas Hospital - Sports Medicine Institute (3)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Athletic Medicine (3)
VA Medical Center - Jefferson Barracks (2)
VA Medical Center - John Cochran
Via Christi Regional Medical Center - St. Francis Campus (5)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Faculty Member Wins Announcing Award

And now for something completely different...

Just to prove that PT faculty do have real, honest-go-goodness lives outside of the campus, RU PT Chair Brian McKiernan can often be found behind the microphone as the P.A. announcer for athletic events at Bishop Ward High School in Kansas City, Kansas.

In recognition of his accomplishments, the National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers (NASPAA), the professional association for sports public address announcers, recently selected Brian as the 2011 High School P.A. Announcer of the Year.  

In announcing the award, the NASPAA press release stated, "Brian McKiernan has been the voice of the Bishop Ward High School Cyclones for 15 years where he has announced football, basketball, soccer and baseball.  His state championship P.A. announcing resume includes seven Kansas State High School Activities Association Regional Baseball Tournaments.

“Brian takes his roles as the "Voice of the Cyclones" very seriously and is a true professional,” said Gregory Duggins, Dean of Students/Athletic Director for Bishop Ward High School.  “He has a commitment to excellence and his love and passion for Bishop Ward Athletics only enhances his effectiveness in his many roles.  He is so very deserving of this award.  We could not be more proud of him.”

“His style of announcing  exudes class and professionalism,” commented Brad Rumble, NASPAA Executive Director.  “For his high standards and representing the best in P.A. announcing, we are pleased to honor him as our high school P.A. announcer of the year.”

Monday, January 9, 2012

Brothers Engage Students in Local Cancer Effort

Second year PT student Mark Sudbeck (PT '13) and his brother Ben simultaneously launched Colleges Against Cancer chapters at their respective universitites in spring 2011.

Read more in an article from The Kansas City Nursing News at:

Mark Sudbeck (PT '12 on left) and his brother Ben founded several nonprofits after their father, Max Sudbeck, died from brain cancer. See the article from The Kansas City Nursing News linked above for more on their efforts.
(Photo credit: Linda Friedel, Nursing News).