Now that I’m about a month away from starting PT school, I realize that along the way I’ve gained some experience that may be helpful to others. Although each applicant is different, and I’m sure my thoughts will change as I go through school, this is what helped me make decisions. To start off, here are… Continue reading Applying to Physical Therapy School: Where to Apply
Happy Olympics, everyone! Here’s an inspirational story about Irish Olympic Gymnast Kieran Behan. He overcame nerve damage in his leg from a botched surgery AND overwhelming dizziness after a head injury to beat doctors predictions that he would never walk again.
One line in particular credits his success to PT:
Nearly two years after his accident and after unrelenting physical therapy, Kieran Behan — the miracle boy, doctors said — regained his hand-eye coordination and got back onto his feet again.
PT Helping Olympics Athletes
jamaicateam: Usain Bolt receiving physical therapy
I enjoy looking at the slide shows in the NYT real estate section, but I’ve never seen this before; a house in Raleigh, NC has a bedroom used for Physical Therapy.
So was the homeowner a PT who treated patients in the house, or a patient who enjoyed receiving treatment at home?
And this is the PT room
I am excited about the new show “NY Med,” which premiered last night on ABC not only because it’s a reality-TV “Grey’s Anatomy,” but also because it takes place at the Cornell and Columbia NewYork Presbyterian Hospitals (my alma mater and current school). It was fun to see the shots of the buildings where I’ll… Continue reading NY Med
A recent article in the NYT notes that the personal training industry is booming: “From 2001 to 2011, the number of personal trainers grew by 44 percent, to 231,500, while the overall number of workers fell by 1 percent." One reason that personal training is growing also applies to Physical Therapy: the population is growing older… Continue reading Personal Training and Physical Therapy
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I’ve put this little list together of bloggers who are currently in PT school and are writing about their experiences at different schools. I find it really interesting to see others’ perspectives on what I’ll be doing in about a year.
If you ever want to be added to this list and are primarily…
The Pre-PT Adventure: Student Bloggers in PT school