Modern Love – Tale of Dementia

I love the NYT’s Modern Love column and I also just did my inservice today about the role of exercise in helping people with dementia. I’m finishing my last week of my affiliation at the SNF and I’ve come across numerous patients with different forms of dementia. This piece beautifully describes one of the many ways minds can change.

Modern Love – Tale of Dementia

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Physical Therapy in Israel: A wheelchair-bound community under fire

I lived under the Iron Dome in Ashkelon for several months, and I’ve stayed in Ofakim, but I can only imagine trying to do physical therapy with a special-needs population under those terrible conditions, as this article details.

“When we hear the alarm, we know what to do, we’re really well organized, and we make sure the residents are safe.”

“The residents, they have no choice,” he says. “They didn’t pick this place. Somebody else picked it for them and most of the time they don’t understand where they are. But the staff, they had a choice. They could have chosen other places to work, places that are much less stressful and demanding. But they didn’t, and that says a lot.”

It’s hard to know what to make of the situation except to continue hoping for peace.

Physical Therapy in Israel: A wheelchair-bound community under fire

Hello my PTCAS guru! It’s been a while since I’ve applied to school, and I have a good friend who is going through the process. Do you remember if there is a min/max for # prerequisites that can be taken after submitting the application? For example, I submitted my app but still had 2 prereqs in the fall and 1 more prereq the following spring to take… and the programs had good faith that I’d pass them if they accepted me. Any direction would be greatly appreciated!

Pre-requisite courses that can be outstanding at the time of applying are different for each school. This link lists them, but I think it’s best to check (or double check) with each school individually. I also know people in my program have told me that they applied to schools without having finished all the pre-reqs… Continue reading Hello my PTCAS guru! It’s been a while since I’ve applied to school, and I have a good friend who is going through the process. Do you remember if there is a min/max for # prerequisites that can be taken after submitting the application? For example, I submitted my app but still had 2 prereqs in the fall and 1 more prereq the following spring to take… and the programs had good faith that I’d pass them if they accepted me. Any direction would be greatly appreciated!

How studying for the NPTE (National Physical Therapy Exam) is going

Mentally preparing for studying for the boards next summer:

independentwanderer90:

It’s kind of like torture every day that I study.

I have two study books (score builders and O’Sullivan). I only read one and just use the other(O’sullivan) for extra practice tests. Each book has 3 practice tests that are 200 questions long (multiple choice yay), the actual test is 250 because…

How studying for the NPTE (National Physical Therapy Exam) is going

Hi there, I just graduated and my application process opened up yesterday. I don’t quite understand how you turn in letters of recommendation on the PTCAS and was wondering if you remembered? Also, do you remember how you completed the supplemental material for school specific requirements? Thanks!

For specific PTCAS questions, I recommend asking PTCAS directly. I remember them having excellent customer service, and got especially quick answers when I tweeted at them. As for school specific requirements, your best bet is to check with each school individually. Who else has PTCAS questions??