Anna Hudson February 9, 2011Alumni spotlight: Ginni M. Peterson, M.S.P.T.’99 Ginni M. Peterson, M.S.P.T.'99Professional backgroundI grew up on a farm in Eastern Iowa and attended Loras College in Dubuque, IA, before coming to DMU. I am a part-time physical therapist with Iowa Health in West Des Moines, IA, at an orthopedic outpatient clinic. Patient issues vary from neck pain to foot pain and a lot are post-surgical rotator cuff repairs and total knee replacements. I have an emphasis in working with athletes, especially runners, using video analysis to correct their biomechanics. I am also skilled in orthotic assessment and casting.Best part of my jobHelping people get back to their regular activities/sports.Advice to those just starting out in the professionFind a facility that has a lot of therapists from whom you can learn. Don’t start out running a clinic by yourself.How I stay connected to DMUI stay in contact with the faculty and am a class representative. I stay involved because I want the school to be successful. I care about the students graduating from DMU as they reflect on us as alumni.HobbiesWith three kids I have very little time to travel a lot; but I do enjoy exercise, mostly running and sand volleyball and any travel I can fit in! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.