TheraSport Physical Therapy (Summerfield) is pleased to host Michael Wright for an 8-week clinical rotation, beginning today. Mike is a first year Doctor of Physical Therapy Student at Elon University in Burlington, North Carolina. During his rotation at TheraSport, he will work with Diana Rizza, PT.
Mike is a native of Whitsett, North Carolina and an alumnus of Greensboro College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training with Honors. Mike is a Board Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). Prior to pursuing a graduate education in physical therapy, Mike worked as a physical therapy aide.
Why are you pursuing a career in physical therapy?
From playing sports and resulting injuries, I have been exposed to physical therapy from an early age. I was immediately interested in the field and as a learned more, through school and experiences as an aide and observation, I continued to grow interest. I look forward to the opportunities to play a role in the recovery and overall well-being of individuals who come in for physical therapy.
What role does the clinical rotation play in your physical therapy education?
The clinical allows me to put into practice the education that I have learned in class and apply it to real world patients. It provides the opportunity to continue to learn and develop clinical skills.
What were you looking for in a clinical instructor and clinical site?
I looked for a site that would have the availability to accommodate my presence throughout the clinical. It was important to find a site that would have a diverse patient load and one on one hands on instruction and education from the clinical instructor.
What are your goals for your clinical rotation at TheraSport?
My goals are to put into practice the evaluation and treatment strategies that I have learned at school. I would like to gain the knowledge and ability to perform as if I were a part of the staff, able to carry and maintain the patient load along side my clinical instructor, and provide proper and above average care of the patients that are under our care.
Please join us in welcoming Mike to the team at DOAR & Affiliates!