At a key transition point in their studies, occupational therapy students across all USAHS campuses participate in a meaningful ritual, witnessed by family and friends. The OT pinning ceremony marks the end of the classroom portion of their studies and the beginning of their fieldwork. For Residential MOT and OTD students, this happens in their fourth term, and for Flex, in the seventh term. A longstanding tradition in OT practice, the pin celebrates the diversity of practice areas, the client-centered nature of our practice and the values of our profession. “It’s an opportunity for faculty to acknowledge our students’ transition from classroom learning to clinical learning,” says Mary Zadnik, ScD, MEd, OTR/L, director of the entry-level OT programs on Read more
Dr. Ashley Hall is an Instructor at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences’ Austin, TX campus Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas Lutheran University and her DPT from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.
Dr. Hall recently earned her board-certification in Neurologic Physical Therapy. Her clinical experience has focused on the neurorehabilitation of adult clients with Parkinson’s disease, stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis and vestibular dysfunction as well as balance and fall prevention in the aging adult population. Additionally, she has advanced training in the treatment of adult clients’ post-hospitalization from COVID-19.
In late 2021, Dr. Hall made the transition to full time academics, where she is excited to pursue research in areas of clinical interest, including the assessment and treatment of falls in patients with various neurologic diagnoses.