Meet the Intern: Kyle Staley SPTA
Question: Why did you decide to enter the Health and Wellness field?
Answer: I decided to enter the Health and Wellness field because I was always getting injured as an athlete. I spent numerous hours in physical therapy and during that time I realized physical therapy was something that had my interest. Physical therapy interested me all the way from the rehab perspective, to electrical stimulation, which was new to me at the time. I also like how there is always new, evolving research from a day-to-day basis in regards to injuries, prevention and new techniques for something like dry needling.
Q: What is your background?
A: I graduated from Thomas Johnson High School in 2011, Frederick Community College in 2013 and Salisbury University in 2016. I received my Associates Degree in General Education from Frederick Community College and my Bachelors degree in Exercises Science from Salisbury University. I am currently a Physical Therapist Assistant Student at Carroll Community College and will be graduating in December of 2017. I have also worked as a tech in a physical therapist office for 7 years now.
Q: What is your specialty or niche in the Health and Wellness Field?
A: Athletics would have to be my specialty. I am always staying active whether playing volleyball in a Rec league on Sundays, basketball during the week or an occasional hike on a free weekend. What I have learned in school and believe by is that staying healthy is so important in regards to decreasing many different health issues short and long term.
Q: What are you most looking forward to joining the R2P Team?
A: I am looking forward to learning more about the advanced exercises in this facility that are more sport related than what I am used to. I hope to add these new, advanced exercises to the in depth exercises that I already know. I believe my time here will help improve my scope of practice, which I will then be able to provide to my patients to help them in their rehab journey. I also look forward to increasing my SOAP note writing skills.
Q: What are you plans on trying to engage and connect with the community?
A: My plan is to volunteer with the Meals on Wheels organization to give back to the community and to also educate the community through new and upcoming research. I hope to learn more about ACL tears, electrotherapy and dry needling.