Today I wrote a post for The PT Project based on a cool interactive graphic in The New York Times, which asked a group of high school seniors about their 10 year plans. One of the seniors, a girl named Carli, said she hopes to become a PT. Her main inspiration are the PT’s who… Continue reading Why Be a PT?
Since my last post, the PT Project has taken me on as a blogger. Here’s my introductory post for them: Hi All, I’m taking over the PT Project’s Twitter account — check it out @thePTproject — and will also be blogging about being a PT student, so I want to introduce myself. I first considered… Continue reading Blogging for the PT Project
I just saw a tweet soliciting writers and editors for The PT Project. It sounded like a great opportunity, so I responded right away. I really like the idea of continuing to write and/or edit for a PT website besides my own if possible, so I hope it works out. ~~~ I’ve been thinking recently… Continue reading Writing about PT, and Asking Questions
Many people are curious about what kind of recovery Rep. Gabrielle Giffords can be expected to make after being shot in the head. While each case is different, The New York Times managed to find someone who suffered a similar gunshot wound and documented the progress he has made in the two years since. After… Continue reading Almost a Full Recovery
Besides helping me in getting to know and communicate with my future patients, my psychology background will serve an additional purpose: helping me relate to and understand patients who may be suffering not only physically, but also mentally. In addition to physical pain, almost every patient no doubt suffers from some kind of emotional… Continue reading PT May Only be Half the Battle
“How badly do you need to run this season?” I remember being surprised by this question — which was asked of me by both my doctor and my PT — after badly spraining my ankle during cross country practice my senior year of high school. Both let it be known that if I needed to… Continue reading Athletes in Treatment
The first time becoming a physical therapist dawned on me was early in high school when I saw one for the first time after injuring myself during cross country practice. To put it simply, I was awed by my PT’s knowledge of the human body. Just by hearing a few symptoms of mine, she was… Continue reading The Beginning