Madisonville Community College (MCC) student Sarah DeWitt has been named to the
Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (KPTA)/RehabCare 2016 All Academic Team. The
selection recognizes DeWitt as an outstanding physical therapy student member of the
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)/KPTA who is likely to make a significant
impact upon the profession.
A native of Louisville, DeWitt is a 2nd semester student in MCC s Physical Therapist
Assistant (PTA) program and anticipates graduating in May 2017. While completing
her Bachelor of Science degree at Western Kentucky University, she worked as a physical
therapy tech at a local clinic. The hands-on knowledge she gained confirmed her career
choice of becoming a physical therapy professional. I understand exactly what it
takes to continue to be the best therapist in order to help others through any rehab.
During my first semester of the PTA program, I have been able to take my experience
as a tech and apply it to the details in the textbooks and through my professors
lectures, shared Dewitt.
MCC PTA Program Coordinator Stephanie Taylor noted, Sarah currently serves as an
APTA/KPTA liaison for the program and works diligently to ensure other classmates
become involved within their state and local organizations. In addition to requirements
of the program, she has attended several district meetings in western Kentucky, visited
the Capitol for National Advocacy Day, and attended the APTA NEXT Conference in Nashville,
DeWitt knows first-hand of a few of the challenges facing the physical therapy profession
insurance regulations, patient communication, new computer systems, staffing, etc.
She keeps up-to-date on these topics not only for herself but for her classmates.
She is always eager to learn about new ways she and her fellow students can be involved
and network with people in the therapy profession.
DeWitt and the other members of the KPTA/RehabCare 2016 All Academic Team will be
recognized at the 2016 KPTA Fall Conference held on September 9-10 in Lexington.