Amy Wilson: Changing Negative Perceptions

Posted on: Friday, June 19th, 2015 by Leah Prater
As a student at Emory & Henry, Amy has completed two internships in physical therapy. By engaging in these practical settings with patients, she hopes to not only assist them with their physical ailments, but also, through research and a closer connection to patients, help them overcome negative perceptions that arise from those ailments.

Amy Wilson, ’15, from Glade Spring, Va., majors in psychology.

Her problem: changing negative perceptions of people with physical ailments

As a student at Emory & Henry, Amy has completed two internships in physical therapy. The first was a 120-hour internship at Cornerstone Therapy & Balance, where she shadowed both physical therapists and physical therapy assistants in an outpatient setting. The second was at Abingdon Health & Rehabilitation, where she was worked with the elderly in physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. By engaging in these practical settings with patients, she hopes to not only assist them with their physical ailments, but also, through research and a closer connection to patients, help them overcome negative perceptions that arise from those ailments.

“Emory & Henry has helped me realize what my dreams are and what I need to do to accomplish them. It has helped my confidence and made me realize things about myself that I did not know before. It has pushed me outside my comfort zone too many times to count and that is exactly what I needed.”
Amy Wilson
Class of 2015, Emory & Henry College

“Being at E&H has helped me pursue my dream of being a physical therapist that makes a real difference in people’s lives. That is the reason I decided to become a student here. I have met so many great instructors who are devoted to helping me and are so knowledgeable and passionate about their jobs.” 


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