Bio – Shoshanna D. Rahming, DPT, is a licensed doctor of physical therapy in the state of Oregon. She received her formal physical therapy training at the University of South Florida In Tampa, Fla. She began her professional journey at Florida Atlantic University, where she majored in exercise science and health promotion. Dr. Rahming is well versed in rehabilitation, performance enhancement, injury prevention, health and wellness.
Program and Concentration – Doctor of chiropractic program. Currently working as a physical therapist specializing in orthopedics and spine rehabilitation.
Prior Education or Experience – Undergrad: Bachelors of Science in Education – Exercise Science and Health Promotion, Florida Atlantic University. Graduate School: Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of South Florida. Special Olympics Volunteer May 2015. Overseas mission trips with the International Health Service Collaborative March 2015 and March 2016.
Why did you choose UWS? Why did you choose your program/concentration?
I chose UWS because it allowed me to transfer credits from my physical therapy program. I am very passionate about integrative health care, but made up my mind when pursuing a second doctorate that I did not want to retake courses that I have already mastered. UWS respected me as a physical therapist and allowed me to demonstrate my knowledge base without assuming what I may have known. Not to mention, UWS is the highest regarded chiropractic institution in the nation. For these reasons, I tell everyone that I did not choose UWS or Portland; UWS chose me.
When you comb through the research, merging physical therapy and chiropractic principles yields better patient outcomes. I chose to pursue a second doctorate, a doctorate in chiropractic medicine, not to continue to add letters to my name, but to further become the best possible provider to my patients.
What has been your favorite class/instructor?
This is a hard question! Building on my current knowledge has allowed me to see the curriculum through a different lens. It is all pretty fascinating, but if I had to choose, I would say that I love the radiology courses. Dr. Gary Schultz is also an awesome professor.
What is your favorite part about attending UWS as a student?
The open labs to practice adjustments and techniques is my favorite.
What do you hope to do after graduation?
Following graduation, I would like to start an integrative private practice and teach in a doctor of chiropractic or a doctor of physical therapy program.
Favorite way to relieve stress from school?
My faith is what gets me through stressful times. I pray and lean on my church family for support. I also enjoy running for one to two hours each day