Student to Student - PT Ergonomics

April 11, 2023 - Janeth Soria

Janeth Soria is sitting in a car and smiles for the camera.Hello everyone! My name is Janeth Soria. A little bit about myself: I come from Sunland Park, a little city near El Paso, but my entire family is from Mexico. My favorite animal is penguins since they are devoted and are always black tie ready; my favorite flower is hibiscus; and my favorite food is Mariscos. I am a UNM undergraduate senior who will graduate in May 2023 with a Bachelor's degree in Public Health. I also work in the Physical Therapy department at SHAC. My professional ambition is to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and give back to the community that has helped shape me into the person I am today. My Hispanic community has always been supportive, offering me guidance on education and life. I've watched my people perform physically demanding professions that have resulted in a lot of suffering in their bodies throughout the years. I want to be a DPT and help my community and many others with their recovery.

I am also now working on my internship at SHAC, with the objective of assisting students by teaching them correct ergonomics and methods to maintain proper posture while studying. According to the research that I have done, the most common physical health problems among students involve back and neck pain. This is something that we tend to mostly see at SHAC Physical Therapy, which is why I want to be able to alter it. I am now working on posters and brochures that will include information on stretches that students can perform to relieve discomfort, ergonomics, and why all of this is essential and how it may improve students' lives. My goal is to be able to depart SHAC knowing that I was able to make a difference in the lives of students.