February 2014: Lacie Windsor

Medical Facilities of America is dedicated to our students' success and wants to highlight students for their efforts! MFA has selected Lacie Windsor as the Student of the Month for February.

Learn how our DPT students are going above and beyond!

Lacie WindsorName: Lacie Windsor

Hometown: Lynchburg, Virginia

Undergraduate degree and school: Liberty University, Bachelor’s of Science: Exercise Physiology

What her professors are saying about her:

“Lacie is a joy to have in class. She participates in class discussions and asks thoughtful questions. Her sense of humor and passion for physical therapy are readily apparent to faculty and students alike. Lacie¹s devotion to physical therapy is unquestionable. As a first year student, Lacie has already attended local physical therapy conferences, and plans to attend a major national conference later this month. I look forward to continuing to work with Lacie as she continues her education at Lynchburg College. “

- W. Allen Moore, PT, PhD, Assistant Professor

What sparked your interest in physical therapy?

A combination of tenacity and incoordination placed me in physical therapy at a young age, and frequently throughout high school. An interest in science and the human body, coupled with my experience with excellent therapy, led me to pursue physical therapy as a career. The endless opportunities that come with the profession reinforce my decision every day.

What's the most exciting part of the DPT program?

Collaboration with the professors and my classmates makes this program exciting. It is the perfect combination of fun and education.

What do you hope to do with your degree?

Ultimately, helping people is what keeps me smiling. Traveling therapy has peaked my interests, but it is hard to imagine being unhappy with any opportunity that involves physical therapy.

What are some of your hobbies?

I love doing things outside, especially with my friends. I participate in at least one triathlon every year. We do several activities as a class outside of school, so we still have fun despite the work load.

What is your favorite quote?

Philippians 4:6-7 “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which is greater than anything humans can understand. His peace will guard you hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”

Anything else that you'd like to share?

I recently attended the Combined Sections Meeting for APTA in Las Vegas, NV. It was an amazing experience! It reinforced everything we have been learning in school and applied it to clinical situations. I had the opportunity to discuss my future career with several PTs in various types of clinics. I have never been so excited to be joining the ranks of such brilliant therapists! The most valuable information I received was about the importance our involvement in the PT profession. Physical therapy is growing and strengthening because of the dedication of our predecessors. I realize now, more than ever, that we have an obligation to be the best students for the sake of our future patients, our future colleagues, and our future profession.