Medical Facilities of America (MFA) is dedicated to our students’ success and wants to highlight students for their efforts. The MFA Student Standout for the month of August is Emily Maxwell.
Name: Emily Maxwell
Hometown: Springfield, Virginia
Undergraduate degree and school: Exercise Physiology, Lynchburg College
What sparked your interest in physical therapy?
My interest in physical therapy stems from my athletic career, where I loved challenging my ability to perform on the field and view soccer through a neuromuscular and kinetic chain perspective. Whether injured or playing, I enjoyed finding creative ways to continue to improve. For me, physical therapy applies that holistic and kinetic chain perspective throughout the rehab process where you’re also able to be creative and personalize that process with each patient.
What’s the most exciting part of the DPT program?
We have an encouraging environment of professors and classmates who share in the excitement of the learning process. This inspires students to enjoy building relationships/connections between information we have learned in the past and that which we are currently learning.
What do you hope to do with your degree?
As of right now, I am interested in working in the area of amputee rehabilitation or orthopedics/sports. However, I am excited to gain exposure to all other areas of physical therapy.
What are some of your hobbies?
My favorite things to do are traveling, playing soccer, hiking, and cycling.
What is your favorite quote?
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – David Viscott