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Protected: “Healing Through Connection: A Physical Therapy Student’s Experience Witnessing and Recovering from the Uvalde Tragedy of 2022”

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Dominique Galvan, PT, DPT

Dominique Galvan, PT, DPT is a 26-year-old young woman who was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. She received her BS in Rehabilitative Science with a double minor in Psychology and Business Administration in 2019, then a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2022, all from the University of the Incarnate Word. She worked as a physical therapy technician at Momentum Physical Therapy prior to starting her graduate school journey. Her physical therapy experience is in outpatient orthopedic and skilled nursing facility settings. In 2022, she was awarded the Bishop Claude Dubuis Award for her acts of service and kindness during the Uvalde Tragedy while she was a DPT Student. She hopes to heed God’s call by serving her community through treating the underserved as a physical therapist in and around Texas. Dominique enjoys being active, playing sports, contributing to her community and parish, and spending time with her family and friends.


Nathaniel Brown, PT, DPT

Nathaniel Brown, PT, DPT is an Associate Professor and Director of Professional Practice Education for the University of the Incarnate Word’s Physical Therapy Program in San Antonio, Texas. He received his BS in Composite Science and Secondary Teaching Certification from Texas A&M International University in 2006 and his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2010. After graduating, he primarily worked in the areas of orthopedics, sports, and acute care for over six years. He is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatrics and continues to treat patients in an outpatient, pro bono setting. He is an active researcher in the areas of early professional development, humanities in DPT education, and physical therapy clinical education. Dr. Brown also currently serves as Vice Chair of the Consortium for the Humanities, Ethics and Professionalism (CHEP) within the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy. He has lived and worked in San Antonio since 2010 with his wife and two sons.


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