Katherine Voorhorst, SPT graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in May of 2012. She then left Michigan to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. During her time at Emory, Katherine has become increasingly interested in the role of the Humanities in Rehabilitation; realizing that Physical Therapy does not only extend to the physical manifestation of a patient’s impairments, but further to the psychological and emotional components that are often overlooked.
Katherine hopes to pursue a career in Neurologic or Geriatric Rehabilitation following graduation in May, 2015.
The Journal for the Humanities in Rehabilitation is a peer reviewed, multi-media journal using a collaborative model with rehabilitation professionals, patients and their families to gain a greater understanding of the human experience of disability through art, literature and narrative. The purpose of this interdisciplinary journal is to raise the consciousness and deepen the intellect of the humanistic relationship in the rehabilitation sciences.
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