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
Mansoor Alameri, PT, MPT, PhD is an assistant professor and academic coordinator of clinical education (ACCE) in the Flex Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the Austin, TX campus.
In more than nine years of clinical practice, Dr. Alameri has worked in various outpatient, home health and inpatient physical therapy settings. He has served as a clinical instructor for many physical therapy students during their clinical experiences. He is a certified level II clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association.
Dr. Alameri’s main area of research has been Orthopedic and Pain Sciences Research, focusing on the role neuromuscular and motor control plays in lower back pain. His Doctor of Philosophy research was explicitly designed to examine differences in postural and neuromuscular motor in individuals with and without low back pain, as well as how addressing these differences can lead to an improvement in the patient’s outcomes.