Here is an informative article about knee replacement surgery, a procedure I’ve seen many patients recovering from both at the hospital where I volunteer and the practice where I’m an aide. Like the article notes, I was surprised by how painful the recovery seems to be for patients. I have also noticed that just as the PTs in the article advise patients, the key to recovering seems to be keeping the knee active. And finally, I’ve also noticed that the main recipients of “new knees” seem to be the active and the overweight, especially in older patients. The article does offer some advice to those who may be at risk for arthritis by suggesting they switch to lower impact activities and/or try to lose weight.
USAToday wrote an article today about pre-med post-baccalaureate programs. Since I’m in a similar program for pre-DPT, I thought I’d share my reactions: Mentorship – I’m in a club for those entering the healthcare professionals and the professors in the club do a great job preparing the students, especially the post-baccs. Small class-size – As… Continue reading Benefits of Being a Post-Bacc Student