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Despite the loss of three lives in the tragic terrorist attack last week at the Boston Marathon, one common refrain is amazement that more lives weren’t lost. There are many reasons that the majority of the many injured bystanders were saved, and it turns out that one reason is training from Israeli medical workers, who… Continue reading Israeli Trauma Training Saved Lives in Boston
In light of the Boston Marathon terror attack, an article about advances made in prosthetic technology. “… Athletic endeavor — whether competitive or recreational — helps amputees recover emotionally, psychologically and physically, even if they were not athletic before their injuries. ”
After a semester of cadaver lab and countless surgery clips watched, it’s hilarious that I’ve never seen my classmates more grossed out than yesterday when we had a guest lecture by a speech language pathologist, and she showed us video of an endoscopy while a patient swallowed some food.
I found some interesting graphics at PTAdvance Web about PT salary information. They break salaries down by age, experience, specialty, geographic location, etc. Overall, the average PT earns about $82,000 a year. Also, even though women up make the majority of PT’s, they also learn less than men on average. The numbers are very interesting. What do you think?
I’ve mentioned my aerial yoga hobby before. This article tracks circus arts as the latest trend in working out. Some of my favorite quotes from the article: “There’s strong and then there’s circus strong.” “It’s not just strength, but also flexibility and balance. You’re learning how to stay tight, which takes muscle control. And there’s… Continue reading Aerial Yoga Takes Off!
I would love to have a dog right now! The main thing stopping me is living in NYC. (While many dogs seem to live happily in this city, I know how much my family dog Boots loved running around our backyard, and don’t think a dog would really be happy being taken on short walks… Continue reading I really want to adopt a dog, but do not know if it is a good idea. I will have a year before graduate school starts. Do any of your classmates have dogs? Do you think its a bad idea?
Wow, what a question! I can only answer from the perspective of a first year student, but there have been many obstacles. As I’ve said before, the classes in PT school are difficult, but also very dense and time-consuming. I’ve had to refine and change up my study habits a bit to adjust to these… Continue reading What was your biggest obstacle to over come in pt school?