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Samantha Heston

Major: Kinesiology and Health


Minor/option/emphasis: KIN-Community and Public Health

Company/Organization: AbilityKC
Company/Organization website: https://www.abilitykc.org
Destination: Kansas City, Missouri
Timeframe: Fall

Advisor/Coordinator Email: dpower@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
• Set up and tear down of fundamental electrode stimulation (FES) bike • Assist with the children’s therapeutic preschool • Provide individualized programming with patients through PT, OT, and Speech therapies • Keep main spaces clean and stocked with supplies • Work side-by-side with nurses, social workers, rehabilitation specialists, and therapists • Support therapeutic pool therapy program

I accomplished...
Work one-on-one with my own patient. I used the skills that I learned from PT, OT, and speech to work on exercises with them.

I learned...
Teamwork is so valuable. In any job, you will need to work with others and be able to cooperate well.

Advice for others...
Have an internship in something you are passionate about! It will make it so much fun!

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