Resources

Clinical Education


Welcome

Welcome to the Downers Grove Physical Therapy Program Clinical Education Resource Page. The following resources are provided to assist you in developing and conducting quality clinical education experiences for our DPT students.

If you have any questions feel free to contact either Debbie Anderson or Cori Arquines, Co-Directors of Clinical Education.

Introduction

The Clinical Education Manual was developed as a resource for all interested stakeholders in the clinical education program for the DPT students at Midwestern University, Downers Grove Campus. This manual is the primary resource for the Physical Therapy Program's clinical education sites. It consists not only of information regarding the clinical education component of the curriculum, but also provides an overview of Midwestern University's mission and philosophy, the objectives of the Physical Therapy academic program, and an introduction to the Physical Therapy Program Faculty.

The Clinical Education Manual is published for the convenience of students and clinical education faculty at Midwestern University (MWU). It is intended to be effective as of March 1, 2014. Midwestern University reserves the right to make changes in any or all specifications contained herein and to apply such revision to registered and accepted students as well as to new admissions. No contractual rights between Midwestern University and any student are intended and none may be deemed to be created by issuance of this manual.

This manual will be provided to all physical therapy program sites via our Midwestern University web page in a downloadable format and will be updated every 3-5 years in order to remain current in the ever changing field of physical therapy education and practice. For all who use this manual, we welcome your feedback and questions.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your participation in the clinical education of Midwestern University DPT students. Your commitment to clinical education at all levels (Facility Administrator, CCCE, and CI) is greatly appreciated and enables you to impact the future of our profession. As a result of your expertise, students return to the classroom after Practica I and II with increased clinical knowledge and skills. During Practica III and IV your expertise moves the students toward entry-level performance as they acquire new insight into the realities of the physical therapy profession while achieving additional clinical skills and significant professional growth. We are aware of the time and energy required to supervise a physical therapy student and thank you for sharing your skills, your commitment, and your service to the physical therapy profession.

 Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Email Address

Phone

Deborah Anderson, PT, MS, PCS
Associate Professor & Co-Director of Clinical Education

dander@midwestern.edu

630-515-7281

Cori Arquines, PT, CLT
Lecturer & Co-Director of Clinical Education

carqui@midwestern.edu

630-960-3953

Donna Cech, PT, DHS, PCS
Program Director & Professor

dcechx@midwestern.edu

630-515-7221

Christine Conroy, PT, DPT, MHS
Associate Professor

cconro@midwestern.edu

630-515-7228

Teri Elliott-Burke, PT, MHS, WCS
Assistant Professor & Academic Clinic Coordinator

tellio@midwestern.edu

630-743-4556

Christian Evans, PT, Ph.D.
Professor

cevans@midwestern.edu

630-515-7249

Kathy Hall, PT, Ed.D.
Associate Professor

khallx@midwestern.edu

630-515-7220

Timothy A. Hanke, PT, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

thanke@midwestern.edu

630-515-7218

Janet Odry Helminski, PT, Ph.D.
Professor

jhelmi@midwestern.edu

630-515-7222

Judith Burton Hess, PT, MS, OCS
Instructor

jhessx@midwestern.edu

630-515-6109

Kent E. Irwin, PT, MS, GCS
Assistant Professor

kirwin@midwestern.edu

630-515-6186

Sarah Keller, PT, DPT, NCS
Instructor

skelle@midwestern.edu

630-515-7206

Joseph Krzak, PT, PhD, PCS
Assistant Professor

jkrzak@midwestern.edu

630-960-3942

Janey Prodoehl, PT, PhD
Associate Professor

jprodo@midwestern.edu

630-515-6451

Support Staff

Cathy Pratscher
Administrative Coordinator

cprats@midwestern.edu

630-515-6462

Kristine Runyon
Sr. Administrative Assistant

krunyo@midwestern.edu

630-515-6330

Jill Podolski
Administrative Assistant

jpodol@midwestern.edu

630-515-7347