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CAMPUS NEWS

Physical Therapy
students share skills with
Saint Joseph Sisters

 ‘‘’’ We are living Wheeling Jesuit’s
                       mission of serving others.
                                                                                                      — Dr. Krissy Grubler
                                                                                             Clinical assistant professor
                                                                                                       of physical therapy

On Friday afternoons, Sisters living at Mount St.
Joseph in Wheeling know it’s time to sharpen their

exercise and flexibility skills, and prepare for a mini

workout.

For the past three years, Wheeling Jesuit Univer-

sity physical therapy students, under the leadership of

Dr. Krissy Grubler, clinical assistant professor of phys-

ical therapy, drive up to Mount St. Joseph to teach

physical therapy skills.

“We do this to improve their well-being and qual-

ity of life. For the students and faculty, we are living

Wheeling Jesuit’s mission of serving others,” said Dr.

Grubler.

    Each week, students practice their verbal and          Mount St. Joseph Sisters with members of the Physical Therapy
nonverbal communications skills; instruct the sisters      program are, from right (front row): Sister Mary Brown, Sr. Brigetta
in therapeutic exercises to enhance range of motion,       Ford, Sr. Mairead Scanlon, Sr. Peggy Sinnott, Sr. Angelina Cavallaro
flexibility, strength and balance; and address impair-     & Sr. Rosalie Bucci. Back row: Sr. Eileen Sinnott, Dr. Krissy Grubler,
ments and functional goals specific to each sister.        Trevor Shamblin, Brandi Bahmer, Sr. Theresa Metz, Kyle Connery,
                                                           Curtis Webster.

“Not only do we help the sisters with their physical “art of giving.”

state, relationships are built, and we often find our-     “The students work with the sisters who need their

selves having tea or working on puzzles in the sun         help to learn how to meet their best potential and

room, too,” said Dr. Grubler.                              improve the quality of their life. All of us at Mount St.

Sr. Theresa Metz, who has benefited from the               Joseph are grateful for the benefit of their help. Such

physical therapy students, considers the program an giving of love is special and holy,” said Sr. Metz.

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