Employment / Student Clerkship
Over the years more than 40 physical therapists have worked at Schlink & Associates Physical Therapy. The average stay has been five years. This clinic has been a popular site for student internships, in particular the USC School of Physical Therapy four-month full-time clerkship. There is a reason therapists and students seek a clinical experience at Schlink & Associates.
The attraction for the right therapist / student is mentoring. Besides treating patients, Michael’s passion is teaching. It started as a student at Stanford where his emphasis was the “teaching track” and continues today. Over the years Michael has developed a series of in-service teaching modules covering technique topics in manual therapy, trunk stabilization progression, neuropathic pain treatment, myofascial release, joint mobilization, microcurrent / phototherapy application, taping strategies etc.—the list continues to grow. However, his emphasis has been the art of physical therapy—how to determine “when to do what”. This information is organized in a syllabus that each new therapist or student receives. Over the first several months of employment these topics are covered in weekly in-services. This high level of mentoring is continued on a daily basis with written feedback on each patient seen.
If you are interested in employment or a student experience at Schlink & Associates contact the office for an interview. New graduates are welcome.
. . . most significant educational experience so far.
You taught me the art as well as the science of physical therapy.
I will definitely carry with me the “Schlink Philosophy” wherever I go to treat patients
I learned more in these four months than I probably learned in my first two years of PT school . . . I knew I would learn a lot coming here, but never imagined this much . . . It will benefit me the rest of my life.
It was a great honor and privilege for me to work with you, truly genius . . . It is a turning point for me . . . your stuff works!