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April 2017 Student Spotlight: Andrea M. Hendricks, SPT

Posted By Seana M. Benting, Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Andrea M. Hendricks, SPT

What is your current work/academic setting?

I am a 2nd year DPT student at St. Catherine University.

What are your professional accomplishments in the field of Physical Therapy?
I spearheaded the opening of a student-run pro-bono clinic at the People’s Center in the Cedar neighborhood. The development of this clinic has been one of my dreams since the start of my DPT program and I have received amazing support from St. Kate’s faculty, classmates, and those at the People’s Center. I particularly want to thank one of my fellow classmates, Kyle Tasch for jumping on board with me on this project from the start. I couldn’t have pulled this off without him.

Why are you a member of MNPTA?
There are so many reasons, but what I have found most valuable are the continual opportunities to get connected with others in the profession that are as passionate about physical therapy as I am. 

How are you involved professionally?
At St. Kate’s I am an active member of the PT club’s volunteer section, and have had incredible experiences volunteering at MATTER packaging medical supplies, and the Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics, among others. 


I have been a fortunate attendee at the MNPTA’s committee on Health and Wellness meetings, and Student Conclave in 2016 and 2017. I participated in MNPTA’s 2017 legislative day on the hill, which sparked my love for state and federal advocacy. I am also a member of the APTA’s neurology, oncology, women’s health, and research sections, and the women’s health SSIG.

What hobbies do you enjoy outside of the work place?
Outside of class and clinical rotations, I enjoy yoga, anything that involves playing in the mountains, and travel.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
New Zealand. DPT graduation trip maybe?

What song will make you get up and dance?
Almost any song with a good beat will move me to dance (sometimes even ones I make up), but I cannot resist Two Step by Dave Matthews.

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