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. Brent Anderson, a licensed Physical Therapist and Orthopedic Certified Specialist for more than 25 years, received his doctorate degree from the University of Miami in 2005 in physical therapy. His dissertation theme was “Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Active versus Passive Approaches to the Treatment of Recurrent and Chronic Low Back Pain”. Dr. Anderson is the founder of Polestar Pilates and responsible for developing the Polestar Pilates international curriculum. Dr. Anderson has contributed chapters regarding Pilates for rehabilitation in multiple physical therapy text books. Dr. Anderson lectures widely at national and international symposia and consults with universities, hospitals, dance companies and conservatories throughout the world. Dr. Anderson specializes in movement science, performing arts medicine, chronic pain management, real time ultra sound, manual therapy and manipulation. Dr. Anderson was president of the Performing Arts SIG, APTA and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Shake A Leg Miami.