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A Learning Environment


A Learning Environment.

At Active Physical Therapy Dr. Anderson and Dr. Spevak welcome their UNR Kinesiology students into the clinic for a field studies experience.  During their hour observing the Doctors, the students get a chance to implement the knowledge they have learned in class in a real-world health care setting.  They are challenged by having to figure out patient injuries, draw anatomical structures as well as to do different physical therapy exercises right alongside the Active Physical Therapy patients.  Field studies is a great experience for the students, who get a better understanding of Kinesiology, as well as the Doctors, who have the chance to get to know their students.  Here is an example of one student’s drawing of the knee joint.  They are asked to draw all bones, ligaments and cartilage in the joint.  This drawing is looking at the anterior (front) portion of the knee joint.  The MCL (medial collateral ligament) and medial meniscus are located on the medial (towards the midline, inner) portion of the knee.  The fibula, lateral mensicus and LCL (later collateral ligament) are on the outer edge of the leg.  The dashed lines represent the quadriceps tendon, the patella and the patellar tendon.  The two diagonal lines deep (below) the patella represent the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and PCL (posterior cruciate ligament).  As you can guess, the ACL connects the femur to the tibia and crosses in front of the PCL.


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  1. Heidi Reply

    Looks good!

  2. Drew Reply

    As a patient I have had my knee drawn by many students. Spevak is always in the mood to learn something new which is a great quality to stay open minded. 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and!

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