Laura Ettlin ’14

Major: Biomechanics. Hometown:Torrance, California.


Mansfield Foundation Fellow in Physical Therapy

Twin Cities Orthopedics | Edina, Minnesota

Week 11:
Twin Cities Orthopedics


August 12, 2013 | During my final week at Twin Cities Orthopedics I was able to pull together all the odds and ends pieces of information for my project on knee replacements as well as test my knowledge. Over the past 3 months I was able to bond with several patients and this week they became my testing material. […]

Week 10:
Twin Cities Orthopedics


August 7, 2013 | As I wrap up some of my experiences at Twin Cities Orthopedics, I took the opportunity to follow my supervisor and observed him work with patients at injury prevention. There were several methods by which he tests a patient to determine where they may be at risk for injury and then prescribes the exercise program […]

Week 9:
Twin Cities Orthopedics


July 27, 2013 | Twin Cities Orthopedics Physical Therapy has many patients who come and go with therapy once they have met the goals of their rehabilitation. These patients vary in age from young teen athletes to elderly who are living with arthritis. However, due to insurance coverage some patients are no longer able to afford therapy even though […]

Week 8:
Twin Cities Orthopedics


July 20, 2013 | With only a few more weeks at Twin Cities Orthopedics I am finishing up my experiences and opportunities. This week I was able to view some x-rays of ankle replacement, ankle fusion as well as a tibia plateau fracture stabilization. A few of the physical therapists explained how the surgeons stabilize the injured areas and […]

Week 7:
Twin Cities Orthopedics


July 15, 2013 | Twin Cities Orthopedics physical therapy has a lot of patients each with a story of their own. According to a study done by the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, the number of knee replacements in the year 2030 is expected to reach 3.5 million. Each individual who receives a knee replacement will be […]

Week 6:
Twin Cities Orthopedics


July 5, 2013 | The rehabilitation process after a knee replacement is quite taxing on the individual. There is a lot of work that must go in the first week or two following the surgery. This week at Twin Cities Orthopedics I was able to meet with a patient who was only three days post- operation from a total […]

Week 5:
Twin Cities Orthopedics


July 1, 2013 | This past week at Twin Cities Orthopedics has provided me with some valuable information and details for my personal project. Several weeks ago I began observing a patient who had a knee replacement and over the many visits have learned the specific reasons for changes in her rehab program. One of the major goals of […]

Week 4:
Twin Cities Orthopedics


June 24, 2013 | After about a month with Twin Cities Orthopedics I have become very comfortable with the physical therapists, patients, as well as completing my responsibilities. For the most part I am seeing patients 2-3 times each week. I am beginning to notice that each session for the patients is different even though the goals are about […]

Week 3:
Twin Cities Orthopedics


June 16, 2013 | Week three at Twin Cities Orthopedics consisted of many private sessions with a patient and physical therapist. Up until this point, I have spent most of my time in the general gym area where multiple physical therapists lead their patient through the rehab exercises. However this week I sat in on several longer sessions of […]

Week 2:
Twin Cities Orthopedics


June 8, 2013 | Week two of my fellowship consisted of my usual housekeeping type responsibilities and learning from the physical therapists. I received my name badge which allows me to access to staff only areas of the main floor. I was introduced to staff outside of the physical therapist rehab setting and am getting more familiar with my […]

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