Real-Time Visualization of Joint Cavitation

One of the questions I’m most frequently asked is: What happens if my joint cracks? Although the answer is different depending on which joint is cracking, when the joint is cracking, and whether the joint is painful, this study attempts to finally answer the age old question – knuckles crack when bubbles form in the joint’s fluid as the bones in the joint move apart. Pretty cool! Read more here.

Real-Time Visualization of Joint Cavitation

It’s normal to be emotional on the day you finally see your cadaver’s face. I still remember how weird that was. But I believe most of the people purposely donated their body to science, and it is the ultimate sacrifice on their part. It is a huge gift to be able to gain an understanding of the human by body by getting to look inside it, and it’s something most people never forget. Don’t worry about your skills, just try to learn and appreciate as much as you can!


Seems that I’m a lot more emotional that I would like to be, or how people would imagine me to be… We finally started working on the faces and extracting brains in cadaver lab today, and I couldn’t do it. I kind of surprised myself, honestly, cause I didn’t think it would affect me that much but…

Physical Therapy resources – The Fixler Foundation

A young woman who was a few years ahead of me in high school recently passed away from cancer and she created a beautiful website to support those with terminal illnesses. In memory of Ariel, here is her link about Physical Therapy.

Physical Therapy resources – The Fixler Foundation

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One of my best days so far as a PT-in-training has been when one of my patients walked for the first time in months as well. Like you, I also cried. She was a very special woman and I’m honored to have played a role in helping her recover. Our job can be amazingly rewarding!


I work in healthcare. I provide physical therapy services in a skilled nursing facility. On most days, I love my job.  The fact that I
can physically rehabilitate a patient from being bed-bound to the point
where they can walk out the front door, get in a car and go home is a
rewarding experience that words cannot appropriately justify.I
get very passionate about my work at times.  Passionate to a point there
I may or may not have started crying today when one of my patients
walked for the first time in months.  MONTHS.  The other therapist, who
works closely with me for this particular patient, and I were so happy
and excited when this guy started walking.  We all hugged, gave high-5′s
and were cheering so loudly that a couple of nurses walked by the room
just to see what all the commotion was about.  This patient has some
pretty rough medical complications and has been working HARD in therapy
to get stronger, improve endurance and to just get well.  Today was a
milestone.  And we were all very proud of him.  Today was a day that I
love my job.

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