“Western Tech helped prepare me to work in a variety of settings…they helped me to become a stronger student and a strong professional…ready to take on the Real World,” said Andino. Wilfredo Andino Jr., a Physical Therapist Assistant graduate, stated, “I learned to appreciate the most challenging and difficult moments in the program because Western Tech helped me to accomplish my goals and realize that I had the potential to achieve greater feats.
A “variety of work settings” is truly an understatement for Andino, who is now helping patients recover from major accidents, medical illnesses, and different types of surgeries. He said, “I perform gait training for patients that includes both surgical and traumatic wound care, therapeutic exercises, and stair training. I also teach patients how to use assistive devices such as crutches, canes, walkers, and more.”
Andino, who has formed lifelong relationships during his PTA study said, “My experience with Western Tech is an ongoing one. I still find myself interacting with former classmates, staff members, and instructors.”