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McGinn, Mary R.

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B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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Department of Biological Sciences


The purpose of this project was to gain hands on laboratory experience in order to learn about the different anatomical components of the human shoulder, combined with research done on different injuries to the shoulder joint and their specific rehabilitation processes. Research methods included the opportunity to participate in cadaver pro-section with Drs. Olson and McGinn in the anatomy laboratory, along with individualized research using professional articles. Although my focus of this project is shoulder anatomy and rehabilitation, I was able to work on all different parts of the body while in the anatomy lab. Part one of this capstone project includes my laboratory findings through images photographed in the anatomy laboratory, and part two includes reports on the findings of my individual professional research about different shoulder injuries and their accompanying rehabilitation procedures. This work is significant as I am heading into a Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Northwestern University in the Fall, and I am hoping to specialize in shoulder rehabilitation. My findings throughout the completion of this project are something I will continue to benefit from through my entire professional career.


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