March 2013: Lindsey Thompson
Medical Facilities of America is dedicated to our students' success and wants to highlight students for their efforts! MFA selected Lindsey Thompson as the Student of the Month for March.
Name: Lindsey Thompson
Hometown: Copper Hill, Virginia
Undergraduate degree and school: University of North Carolina at Asheville, Health and Wellness Promotion major
What her professors are saying about her:
"The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at LC strives to develop students who are effective leaders in all aspects of their personal and professional lives and to live up to the values and ideals of the profession of physical therapy. These values include altruism, compassion and caring, and social responsibility.
Lindsey Thompson has taken these values to heart and is representing our program and the profession in an exemplary fashion. On her way to class a few weeks ago Lindsey encountered an older gentleman who had fallen in the parking lot. Lindsay stayed with the man until EMS services arrived, and then once EMS had left Lindsey remained with the man until his daughter was able to arrive and care for him. This compassion and dedication to the wellbeing of a total stranger is a shining example of the type of altruism and social responsibility we hope to see in all of our students. We are very proud to call Lindsey one of our own!"
- Sara Knox, PT, DPT, GCS, Assistant Professor
What sparked your interest in physical therapy?
My sister tore her ACL when she was in high school and I went with her to PT. I was able to see the connection she had with her physical therapist and how the PT helped her recover from her injury. At this point, I had thought physical therapy was something I would be interested in. A few years later, I tore my ACL playing basketball and experienced physical therapy first hand. I immediately grew close with my physical therapists and enjoyed going to therapy because I knew their main goal was to get me back to doing what I loved.
What's the most exciting part of the DPT program?
Knowing that all the information I am learning now is preparing me for the future patients I will treat.
What do you hope to do with your degree?
As of right now, I would like to work in an outpatient clinic or with pediatrics.
What are some of your hobbies?
Playing basketball, running, going to church
What is your favorite quote?
"Go into the world and do well, but most importantly go into the world and do good."