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April 2020 Professional Spotlight: Carrie DeNiel, PT, DPT

Posted By Janna Schneider, Thursday, April 9, 2020

Carrie DeNiel, PT, DPT

Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy


Why was she nominated?
 


Carrie recently achieved her NCS this year.  Carrie is an excellent, passion-inspired teacher in our profession. Her excitement about our field permeates her students and patients. It is uplifting to listen to Carrie have a conversation with her students as she pushes them to learn and consider the whole patient. Carrie continues to grow in our profession and we are lucky to have her in our department.

Carrie has traveled abroad with PT students to promote the service of PT globally. She instills in them a passion for service and advocacy. She has pushed herself to learn and study Spanish to best serve her patients and their families. She is always pushing our department to think forward with our presence in other clinics such as the Emergency Department and Diabetes clinic.


Q&A with Carrie DeNiel, PT, DPT


What is your current work/academic setting?

I currently work as an Outpatient Physical Therapist in Neurological Rehabilitation. I serve a very diverse patient population working for Hennepin Healthcare in downtown Minneapolis, MN. In addition to my clinic work, I am an APTA Certified Clinical Instructor and love working with students. I have served as a program leader and volunteer faculty for four years to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Program on service trips to Guatemala and Peru.


What are your professional accomplishments in the field of Physical Therapy?

I received my Board-Certification as a Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy in June 2019. I have advocated for the role of Physical Therapy and provided presentations to multiple organizations and departments including the Emergency Department, Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic, Physical Therapy departments at Hennepin Healthcare; as well as a Bariatric Support Group, Living Well with Brain Injury Support Group, and the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance.


Why are you a member of APTA Minnesota?

I am a member of APTA Minnesota because I believe it is crucial to support and be involved in our professional organizations. Not only does it support advocacy for our profession, but also it encourages and provides opportunities for all of us to be lifelong learners.  


How are you involved professionally?

I am very involved professionally. Outside of my clinic work, I continue to be involved with universities as a clinical instructor, lab assistant, and/or guest lecturer. I have attended local conferences, and this year I was able to attend CSM in Denver, CO. I am dedicated to learning – both contributing to and receiving - and plan to submit proposals to the state and national conferences this year!


What hobbies do you enjoy outside of the work place?

I enjoy all things that keep me active. I enjoy completing triathlons, and became an Ironman in 2017. I love my bikes, and ride them everywhere from work, around the lakes, and to breweries. I stay active during all the seasons by playing on recreational sports teams for kickball, volleyball, broomball, and soccer. I have also found a love for hiking – especially along the North Shore of Lake Superior.


If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Patagonia in Argentina


What song will make you get up and dance?

Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler

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September 2018 Professional Spotlight: Corinne Meisel, PT, DPT, SCS

Posted By Janna Schneider, Monday, September 24, 2018

Corinne Meisel, PT, DPT, SCS

 

What is your current work/academic setting? NovaCare Rehabilitation at St. John’s University

 

What are your professional accomplishments in the field of Physical Therapy? I am a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy. I completed a residency at St. Francis University. I’ve presented a platform and 2 posters at CSM. I’m on the Executive Board for the Central Minnesota Concussion Collaborative known as Project BrainSafe.

 

Why are you a member of MNPTA?  It is the responsible thing to do. Without the support of members, the MNPTA would not be able to function.  The APTA is always working hard locally and nationally to support the initiatives that I need to be a successful physical therapist.  To make sure that the MNPTA supports the initiatives that I care about, I also choose to be active on the membership committee.

 

How are you involved professionally? I am a member of the membership committee.  Since I live outstate, I try to help with social media and marketing because I know I can’t always be there to show my support in person. 

 

What hobbies do you enjoy outside of the work place?  Watching sports – Go Johnnies!, trying the newest craft beers at the local brewery, and traveling when I get the chance.

 

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? EVERYWHERE!  I’ve only left the country a few times, but the coolest by far was Iceland.  I got to see glaciers, turf houses, and so many waterfalls.  As much as I love exploring new places, I would definitely go back any chance I get.

 

What song will make you get up and dance? Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

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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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January 2017 Student Spotlight: Rose Goren, SPTA

Posted By Seana M. Benting, Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Rose Goren, SPTA

What is your current work/academic setting?

I am a student at St. Kate's with a current clinical rotation at Minnesota Masonic in Bloomington.

What are your professional accomplishments in the field of Physical Therapy?
I was awarded a scholarship through Mapworks in 2016, nominated by my faculty for the Mary McMillan scholarship in 2016, and am a current member of SSIG.

Why are you a member of MNPTA?
It is important to me to be active in our profession to help promote and advance it. MNPTA is a great way for me to stay connected with others and to be involved in our professional community. 

How are you involved professionally?
I hold the position of secretary in the MNPTA SSIG and am helping plan the 2017 student conclave. I enjoy being a liaison for PTA students at St. Kate's and Anoka Ramsey for various events. Currently, I am coordinating our PTA licensure exam prep course. I am also excited to begin taking part in the MNPTA health and wellness committee. 

What hobbies do you enjoy outside of the work place?
I enjoy being outdoors and my favorite activities include hiking, camping, and cross country skiing. I am an avid cook and love the creativity of making a meal with whatever I can find in my fridge. I recently taught myself how to knit and have found it makes a great pastime for long class lectures!

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I have always had a fascination with Venice, so that will be my next travel destination.

What song will make you get up and dance?
Depending on my mood, either "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra or "Mouthful of Diamonds" by Phantogram.

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