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Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson

Major:  Biology


Hornsby Physio & Psychology

Nick Stepkovitch is the clinical director at 'Hornsby physio and psychology'; his practice deal s in al l types of injuries, with a focus on pelvis and thoracic spine dysfunctions.  Nick commenced practice in Hornsby in December 1982 at the Hornsby Physiotherapy Centre (1982-1997) and then developed the physiotherapy service at Mt Wilga Private Hospital, between 1989-2002.  In addition to his work at his current clinic Nick also lectures high school student in relation to Sports Medicine, and provides on field services to local high school sporting teams.

Kelly's pre-trip thoughts

Internship:   Hornsby Physio and Psychology as physiotherapy intern

Why are you participating in the Augustana in Australia program?   I am participating in the program to immerse myself within a new culture and stop outside of my comfort zone. I will also gain some excellent professional experience on the internship.  

What value do you hope to add back to the internship site?  I hope to bring relevant knowledge from school and apply it to the clinical setting. I will be a team player and complete tasks to assist the office. I will also learn to assist with patient treatment.

What do you hope to learn on your internship?   I would like to learn how to apply classroom knowledge in clinic, and gain treatment experience while learning new techniques.

Where do you plan to travel during your term "down under"?   I plan to travel to the Great Barrier Reef, Outback, New Zealand, and Blue Mountains.

What do you anticipate to be the highlight of your experience "down under"?   Surf Camp!