Staff members celebrate Physical Therapy Month

Staff members celebrate Physical Therapy Month The Physical Therapy Department at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Campus recently wrapped up a successful celebration of Physical Therapy Month in October.

The department is staffed by:

* Kari Holden, M.P.T. She graduated from USD in 1995 with a bachelor of science degree, and received her master of science degree from the university in 1998. She has worked at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Medical Center since 1998 with inpatients, outpatients and home health.

She is especially interested in women's health and pre- and post-partum programs.

Holden and her husband, Chad, assistant manager at Ace Hardware, are parents of an 8-month-old son, Blake.

* Bob Brockevelt, P.T. Brockevelt is manager of rehabilitation services, and has been a licensed physical therapist for 23 years. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of North Dakota, and holds a master's degree in public administration from USD.

From 1978 through 1989, he worked in Dell Rapids, Sioux Falls and Alcester. He came to Vermillion in 1989 to start the educational program at USD, and served as academic coordinator of clinical education until 1993.

He joined Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital in 1993 as manager of rehabilitation services. His wife, Barb, is chairman of the hospital's occupational therapy program. They are parents of three sons, Chris, Drew and Joel, and one daughter, Katie.

* Jo Foster, M.P.T. Foster graduated from USD in 1993 with a bachelor of science degree in biology. In 1995, she received his master of science degree in physical therapy from USD.

Foster began working at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Medical Center right after graduation. She works with residents of the care center, inpatients and outpatients.

* Lori Larson, P.T./A.T.C. Larson received her bachelor of science degree from USD in 1999, and her master of science degree from the USD Physical Therapy program in August 2001.

She works primarily at the DakotaDome in sports medicine as a physical therapist and certified athletic trainer. Her special interests are sports medicine and pediatrics.

Larson's husband, Scott, is pursuing a business administration degree at USD.

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