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Jocelyn Harte, DPT Student

Why did you decide to enter the field of Physical Therapy?

My dad had debilitating back pain when I was younger and it was so sad to watch. I helped him with his ADLs, brought him to PT, and he was not able to get onto the plinth for an hour’s period of time allotted for his session. I ended up volunteering at his clinic and was really interested in what I saw. I am outgoing, empathetic, optimistic, and I love to see people meet their potential. I have always been involved in sports and other activities so it has exposed me to seeing and experiencing a lot of movement and the body and it’s function, in every aspect, absolutely fascinates me.

What is your background?

  • I volunteered at an outpatient clinic for a couple years in high school
  • Exercise and Movement Science B.S. at UVM
  • I interned with UVM’s varsity strength and conditioning team
  • I interned at Spaulding Rehabilitation’s Adaptive Sports Program in Boston, MA for over 300 hours.
  • During my year off between undergraduate and graduate school I worked full time as a Rehab Aide at an outpatient clinic near Boston, MA.
  • I am in DPT school at UVM. Thus far I have had three clinical experiences, inpatient and outpatient. This current clinical at Rehab2Perform is my fourth and last.

What is your specialty/niche when it comes to being a future physical therapist?

I am interested in outpatient PT. I like to see a little of everything- especially neuro, sports, and orthopedics

What are you most looking forward to joining the Rehab 2 Perform team?

Getting the opportunity to see how a sports oriented PT clinic works- the approaches from eval to assessment to interventions. I am very interested in sports PT so I thought it would be great to get to see it in action and immerse myself and grow as a clinician.

What are your plans on trying to engage and connect with the community?

Pro bono work for people, engaging in discussion with people about what PT is and what it can be, #spreadingtheword #choosePT #buildyourself