Hey Jasmine! At your time at school, I’m sure you heard a lot about your classmates’ treks to get into PT school. I’m taking a year off before applying to school, and I need to retake four classes that I received C’s in to increase my chances of getting in. Do you know anyone in your class or any other aspiring PT student who went through the same thing? I’m a little uneasy that having to retake those courses are going to jeopardize my chances of getting accepted. Thanks!

I have a heard a lot about my classmates’ paths to PT school. Probably about half took at least a year off before applying, so that part should be fine. I’m really not sure if anyone spent that year retaking four classes. I assume that wasn’t the case, but then again, if that was true… Continue reading Hey Jasmine! At your time at school, I’m sure you heard a lot about your classmates’ treks to get into PT school. I’m taking a year off before applying to school, and I need to retake four classes that I received C’s in to increase my chances of getting in. Do you know anyone in your class or any other aspiring PT student who went through the same thing? I’m a little uneasy that having to retake those courses are going to jeopardize my chances of getting accepted. Thanks!

Body Psychology

versaceisthenewgucci: What kind of job is similar to physical therapy, but deals with the psychological factors from their injury along with the physical aspects? Physical therapists often do deal with the psychological factors from injuries. I have a friend studying body psychology, which I think is only offered at a handful of universities in the… Continue reading Body Psychology

Hi Jasmine! I’m a junior in high school and over the summer I volunteered for the outpatient clinic at the VA Hospital. With over 110 hours, I became close with many of the PTs and PTAs. As only a high school student, what else can I do to prepare me for college? Should I start memorizing the muscles and bones of the body now? Or wait until college? What more can I do?

It won’t hurt to look at muscles and bones, but you’ll memorize them when you have to for class, so don’t drive yourself crazy with it now. I would keep trying to get as much PT experience as possible now. Since you’ve done outpatient, try shadowing in a hospital, school, nursing home, or other settings… Continue reading Hi Jasmine! I’m a junior in high school and over the summer I volunteered for the outpatient clinic at the VA Hospital. With over 110 hours, I became close with many of the PTs and PTAs. As only a high school student, what else can I do to prepare me for college? Should I start memorizing the muscles and bones of the body now? Or wait until college? What more can I do?

A Shortage of Juggling Doctors

I found this op-ed a few weeks ago where the author, a medical doctor, wonders how she could have better helped her aging parents. One way would be for her to have been a physical therapist, as she says:

A doctor’s familiarity with obscure diagnoses — and the ingrained habit of reviewing them compulsively when something goes wrong — is considerably less helpful for the old than an understanding of some normal activities, like sitting, standing and tottering around. Unless you are a rare physician indeed, you know nothing about the process of rising from a chair except to politely conceal your impatience while it is accomplished.

A Shortage of Juggling Doctors

Ty for the follow. Awesome blog! Any recommendations on blogs similar to yours? Also, is it too personal a question to ask where you currently attend?

Thanks! I go to Columbia University, but my blog is not affiliated with the school. I’ve seen other similar blogs in the past, but I don’t know of any at the moment that are still writing. Let me know if you find any good ones yourself.