Guest Blog: Scheduling in the Fun!

I wrote another guest blog post for theptstudent.com about time management – my theory is that you’re most productive when you make yourself busy and give yourself time off to have fun! http://theptstudent.com/2013/02/28/i-dont-have-time-for-that-im-in-physical-therapy-school-are-you-sure-guest-blogger-jasmine-marcus-begs-to-differ/

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PS Although I did not win the Therapydia Student Blog contest, I still want to thank you all for voting for me. I was excited just to make it to the Top 5 … and I look forward to competing again next year. And if that is what lead you to my blog, I hope you’ll continue reading!

Guest Blog: Scheduling in the Fun!

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Basketball-Playing Sea Otter

We learn a lot in school about the importance of staying active, especially as we age, and even despite some medical conditions. Apparently that advice applies to animals too! Here’s a cute video of Eddie, an arthritic sea otter at the Oregon Zoo, who learned to play basketball to keep his elbows healthy.

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Also, there’s one more week to vote for me as the Top PT Student blogger! To vote, visit: http://www.therapydia.com/blog-awards and scroll all the way to the bottom, and click where it says in blue, “Vote Now.” My blog is under question #4 Best Student Blog – just click my name. Thanks!

Basketball-Playing Sea Otter

Can You be Overweight as a Physical Therapist?

Well first of all, there’s a difference between being overweight and being unhealthy or out of shape. It’s important to be strong and fit as a PT since physical therapy is a very active job; PTs are often on their feet and assisting patients with exercises, manipulating their bodies, and sometimes transferring them. Maybe you’d… Continue reading Can You be Overweight as a Physical Therapist?

What do you think about a PT being overweight. I’ve been thinking about PT (and OT) lately but I’m 40 lbs overweight. I’ve always tried to lose weight but lose motivation. But I really want to do something that helps people and I really love the role of PT and OT. Also how competitive are PT schools? I know they are really hard to get in but what type of stats must one have?

Wow, what an interesting question. Well first of all, there’s a difference between being overweight and being unhealthy or out of shape. It’s important to be strong and fit as a PT since physical therapy is a very active job; PTs are often on their feet and assisting patients with exercises, manipulating their bodies, and… Continue reading What do you think about a PT being overweight. I’ve been thinking about PT (and OT) lately but I’m 40 lbs overweight. I’ve always tried to lose weight but lose motivation. But I really want to do something that helps people and I really love the role of PT and OT. Also how competitive are PT schools? I know they are really hard to get in but what type of stats must one have?

Lessons from Laura Ingalls Wilder

Since I used some of my free time this summer to reread the Little House books, I was excited to read about recent research published in Pediatrics regarding Laura Ingalls Wilder’s sister Mary. One of the saddest events in the book is when Mary goes blind after contracting Scarlet Fever. A doctor named Beth A.… Continue reading Lessons from Laura Ingalls Wilder

Collaboration > Competition

For the fast few Fridays, I’ve joined a few of my classmates volunteering at interviews for the Columbia DPT Class of 2016. Meeting the students at my own interview helped me fall in love with the program, so it’s fun to think that I can possibly do that for someone else. One of the most… Continue reading Collaboration > Competition