Edwards, David

Welcome to Rehabilitation Rotations at Silva Health Magnet High School

David EdwardsI have been teaching at Silva since 1999 and have enjoyed it much.  The students are fantastic!

Rehabilitation Rotations is one of the 4 rotations at Silva Magnet for the junior year; the other three rotations are Nursing, Dental & Veterinary, and Community Health.

In Rehabilitation Rotations, we have classroom work first to study and explore the "big three" rehab careers: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech & Language Pathology.  We also study other therapeutic careers as well as the other medical careers to see how rehab fits into the whole continuity of care for the patient.  We also review briefly anatomy & physiology, some common pathologies that therapists address, and medical terminology.

We then provide students opportunities to shadow therapists and other medical workers involved in rehab.  We travel to various hospitals, outpatient facilities, and long term care facilities in central El Paso by school bus.  This way the students can see and apply in their minds what they have been learning in the classroom since their freshman year!

The main purpose of these clinical rotations is to help each student make a more-informed decision about what college program of study and career to invest in.

If you wish to contact me, my conference time is "gray days" 1:00 - 3:45 or after school by appointment.  Please call 915-236-7600.

Thank you,
David Edwards, OT