Physical Therapy

Joy Ride

Joy ride

DMU physical therapy students expand their skills and impact on patients with equestrian-assisted therapy On a rainy evening this spring, at a large equestrian center just north of Ames, IA, a volunteer leads two women on horseback in a game …

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Swapna Aurora, D.P.T.’07

Swapna Aurora, D.P.T.’07, and her husband, Shashank, told the story of their arranged marriage at the Des Moines Storytellers Project’s “My First Time” event on Aug. 20, 2019. The Des Moines Storytellers Project is a series of storytelling events in which …

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Jenna Carpenter, D.P.T.’10

Jenna Carpenter, D.P.T.’10, practices with MercyOne Pleasant Hill Physical Therapy in Pleasant Hill, IA. In addition to her role as a staff physical therapist, she is a clinical instructor assisting physical therapy students pursuing their career goals. In her daily …

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Abbey Metzger, D.P.T.’09

Abbey Metzger, D.P.T.’09, a therapist with 21st Century Rehab PC in Indianola, IA, was featured on the practice’s Facebook page in September. She completed a pediatric residency program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and has specialized in a wide variety of …

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DMU students take team approach in white coat ceremony

Reflecting the interprofessional approach that contributes to effective health care, students in Des Moines University’s four clinical programs – osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine and surgery, physical therapy and physician assistant studies – participated in a unified white coat ceremony on …

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Jenilee Foster, D.P.T.’09

Jenilee Foster, D.P.T.’09, has worked for MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center for 10 years, the last two in a clinic supervisor role at the Indianola clinic. She works in the outpatient orthopedic setting and has pursued certifications in spinal manual …

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