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. Christine Salmon has more than 11 years of combined teaching and clinical experience in physical therapy, including more than five years providing clinical instruction for students from the University of St. Augustine and other institutions.
Her clinical work focuses on evaluating and treating the geriatric, orthopedic, cardiac, and neurological patient population. She has also worked with a pediatric population using TheraSuit to provide intensive physical therapy. Dr. Salmon is a certified Clinical Instructor who has taken a variety of courses to advance her knowledge and skill within the profession, including physiology of sports, women’s health, radiology and pharmacology, contemporary theories of movement, exercise and motor learning, differential diagnosis, and cardiopulmonary courses.
In 2015, she became a trained clinical director for the Healthy Athletes division of the Special Olympics who organizes local screening events for organization.