Sofia Prorok

Work History & Observation Experience

Work History
Feb 2016 - Present

Sports Medicine Assistant

Azusa Pacific University Sports Medicine Department

Cleaning equipment and providing services for athletes during practice. Services include providing basic rehabilitation services such as DMS (Deep Muscle Stimulator), electrical stimulation, ice/heat, stretching, and assisting athletes with rehabilitation exercises.

Jan 2016 - Present

Student Volunteer

Casa Colina 

Observing inpatient rehabilitation, cleaning equipment, and assisting PT/PTA with patient transportation, gait training, and other rehabilitation activities.

Jan 2016 - Feb 2016

Data Entry Assistant

Azusa Pacific University

Provided assistance with data entry for an ongoing research project with the university's Doctorate of Physical Therapy program.

Sep 2015 - Feb 2016

Classroom Assistant

Azusa Unified School District

Assisting a 4th/5th grade teacher with instructing students through math and writing lessons. Assisting a 2nd grade teacher with instructing her students and working individually with the ones that are falling behind. Specific 2nd grade subjects include social studies, reading and writing. 


May 2014 - Aug 2015

Barista

Standard Market I Naperville, IL

Responsibilities Included: creating new drink recipes, increasing customer satisfaction, creating a welcoming atmosphere, developing good customer interaction skills, continuously refining knowledge about coffee and tea.

Affirmed For: punctuality, customer service, desire to continue learning, responsibility, good energy and positive attitude

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Student Observer

Cadence Health with Northwestern Medicine 

Outpatient physical therapy with an emphasis in orthopedic care.

Observed: Soft-Tissue Therapy, Stabilization Techniques, Ultrasound

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Student Observer

Athletico/Accelerated 

Outpatient physical therapy  with an emphasis in sports medicine and orthopedic care.

Observed: Gait/Running Analysis, Dry Needling, Alter-G Treadmill Training, STEM/Ultrasound, Astym Soft-Tissue Therapy

Jun 2015 - Jun 2015

Student Observer

MarianJoy Rehabilitation Hospital 

Outpatient Physical Therapy with an emphasis in stroke and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. [One Day Observation Experience]

Observed: Vestibular Rehabilitation, Aquatic Therapy, Gait Analysis

Sep 2014 - Nov 2014

International Nonprofit Volunteer 

Riv' Life International I Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Responsibilities Included: working with children ages 1-15, planning activities, organizing presentations on health education and drug abuse, using medical knowledge during community home visits for the elderly, taking care of 32 children under the age of 7 for 6 hours/5 days a week.

It was during this experience and my time in this country that my desire to pursue physical therapy emerged. I discovered my passion for helping others overcome their injuries and health conditions in order to achieve overall functionality and reduce chronic discomfort.

Education

Education
Sep 2012 - May 2016

B.A. in Allied Health, Minor in Psychology 

Azusa Pacific University

Trustee Scholarship Semi-Finalist, Member of the Women's Water Polo Team (2012-2013), Student Athlete Academic Committee Board Representative  (2012-2013), Public Health Team Leader to Mexicali, Mexico (2013-2015), Study Abroad in South Africa (2014), Dean's List (2014). 

May 2013 - Aug 2013

Certified Nursing Assistant Certification 

EnVaNa Healthcare Training School

Class and exam completion with observation experience at local long-term care facility. 

Sep 2008 - May 2012

High School Diploma

Naperville North High School

Member of National Honor Society, Captain of the Woman's Water Polo Team, AP student, 4 year Varsity Member of Swim and Water Polo Teams

Community outreach

Local Girls for Global Change: Co-founder of a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women and girls in developing countries through education and opportunity.

Mexico Outreach: APU Public Health Team Leader organizing clinics for administering general care and checking vital signs in Mexicali, Mexico. Also, conducted health education seminars at several primary and secondary schools.

Riv' Life International: Community home visits for the elderly, conducted health education seminars discussing general health knowledge and drugs/STDs in primary and secondary schools throughout Kwazulu-Natal.

Certifications

Certifications
2015 - 2017

CPR/AED + First Aid for Healthcare Providers

American Healthcare Academy

CPR, AED, First Aid Knowledge

2013 - 2015

Certified Nursing Assistant

Illinois Department of Public Health

Skills

Skills
8
Technological Skills

Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, Apple Products, Powerpoint, Video Editing

10
Gallum Strengths Finder Results

Empathy, Relator, Adaptability, Woo, Restorative 

8
General Skills

Leadership, time management, community outreach, teaching, blogging, social media management, marketing, customer service, public speaking, healthcare services, coaching 

7
Languages

English

Proficient in Spanish and Zulu