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What is Medical Sonography?
What is Medical Sonography?
Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a non-invasive and painless medical test that uses sound waves to create images of blood flow, organs, and tissues to assist doctors in confirming or ruling out a specific diagnosis. Also known as ultrasound, sonography is a common tool used by doctors in obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN) to monitor a woman’s pregnancy.

What Are the Duties of a Medical Sonographer?

Sonographers help to prep...
Brain Foods
Brain Foods
Back in the day (whenever that was) it was common to think that foods shaped like particular organs or body parts would help keep the actual corresponding body part healthy and well.

As scientific thought began to work its way to the forefront, those ideas were treated like wives’ tales or folklore. So, in today's world we can rely on science to point the way towards foods that contribute to optimal cognitive function and we n...
MRI Helps Show How Loneliness Appears in the Brain
MRI Helps Show How Loneliness Appears in the Brain
A new study shows a sort of signature in the brains of lonely people that make them distinct in fundamental ways, based on variations in the volume of different brain regions as well as based on how those regions communicate with one another across brain networks.

A team of resear...
MRI Gets to the Bottom of Smell, Taste Dysfunction from COVID-19
MRI Gets to the Bottom of Smell, Taste Dysfunction from COVID-19
By Emily Hayes, contributing writer

A study conducted by a team of researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health found brain damage in patients who died of COVID-19.

The 25-year-old female patient had been diagnosed with COVID-19, with symptoms including anosmia (loss of smell) and ageusia (loss of taste). Experience with her case was ...
What is a Physical Therapist Assistant?
What is a Physical Therapist Assistant?
The job outlook for Physical Therapist Assistants and the demand for their services is so good that government analysts predict more than 1,000 positions will open up every month, on average, for the next decade.

Trained and licensed Physical Therapist Assistants should have little trouble finding job opportunities for the foreseeable future.

There is a high demand for physical therapist assistants, especially due to the ag...
Blind Test Shows AI-Enhanced MRI Scans
Blind Test Shows AI-Enhanced MRI Scans
If you have ever had an MRI scan before, you’ll know how unsettling the experience can be. You’re placed in a claustrophobia-inducing tube and asked to stay completely still for up to an hour while unseen hardware whirs, creaks, and thumps around you like a medical poltergeist. New research, though, suggests AI can help with this predicament by making MRI scans four times faster, getting patients in and out of the tube quicker.

Blind Test Show...

Alumni Spotlight

Garry Davis

Our January 2019 Alumni Spotlight proudly goes to Garry Davis. Garry is an alumnus of the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program, graduating Nov. 3, 2017. When asked what his most memorable moments were at Casa Loma College he stated, “Dressing up as Dr. Dave and winning the Halloween costume contest!”  And a more serious-minded Garry also insisted that “passing the NPTAE board exams on my first attempt, with a score of 800, was quite a moment!”  And what an incredible score – the NPTAE does not report scores higher than 800 – congratulations Garry!

Garry was hired directly from his internship – Physical Therapy West Outpatient, Woodland Hills, and continues to work there directing the Women’s Health and Wellness classes. Working as a PTA for more than a year has provided Garry the opportunity to guide and help so many people, including athletes, pediatrics, geriatrics, post-surgical, avoiding surgery, pregnancy, post-partum, women’s health, CVA, Parkinson’s and wellness patients. Garry appreciates the autonomy he is given at the clinic and challenges himself every day to think outside the box to develop appropriate treatments for these individual patients and to not only employ the basic protocols.

Outside of work, Garry is just as busy. With three boys and one girl, from age 10 months to 18 –his hands are full. Yet, even with all of this, Garry finds some spare time to enjoy the fresh air by hiking and golfing and perfecting his martial arts practice of muay thai and jiu jitsu. While Garry does enjoy traveling, he has not done much lately, as he and his family have been busy since March, with their newest addition to the family!

The advice Garry gives to all current and prospective PTA students – ‘Utilize the open labs to get better at your hands-on-skills and to develop functional exercises for future patients.”

Five years from now, Garry sees himself as a GIFT Fellow. Through the Gray Institute for Functional Transformation, Garry will gain certification making him a more efficient and effective practitioner, in the areas of assessment, training and conditioning, rehabilitation, and injury prevention. He would also like to further his knowledge in Women’s Health.

Casa Loma College is proud to have Garry Davis as an alumnus and is confident Garry will make a name for himself and his practice as a PTA.


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