Sports Medicine Research

One of the things I find interesting about the field of physical therapy/sports medicine is how few concrete facts there are about many things that people assume are good for them. For example, most people have learned to stretch before exercising. About a decade or so ago, however, static stretching before running was found to… Continue reading Sports Medicine Research

Regrowing Muscle

Although you learn in General Biology that animal cells cannot de-differentiate and heal major injuries, it looks like researchers are aiming to change that. Here’s a really interesting article about a U.S. marine who lost 70% of his right thigh muscles in Afghanistan but with the help of researchers, was able to grow the muscles… Continue reading Regrowing Muscle

Enjoying Being a PT Aide

Now that I’m about a month into being a Physical Therapy Aide, I want to write an update about my job – I love it! Besides washing towels and sweeping the floors, I’m getting so many opportunities to learn. Once I’ve gotten those “chores” out of the way, I can usually sit in on sessions… Continue reading Enjoying Being a PT Aide