The other day I was thinking back to one of the first patients I ever had after accepting my first job at an independently owned orthopedic clinic. She was a larger woman who had hurt her back at work 15 years ago, and was coming in for an acute exacerbation, again at work. I was […]
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Hello everyone. A recent post on a social media site had me pondering today about our profession and what we actually do for people on a physical and biopsychosocial level. In summary: the post was asking the collective hive-mind about a patient a particular student or clinician was having difficulty with. The variety of answers […]
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We humans are always looking for a scapegoat. What can I blame for my current situation? How is this NOT my fault? What could YOU have done differently to prevent this? This concept is applied to various topics including home life, sports, and is apparent in physical therapy as well. The phone isn’t on the hook, […]
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Hey everyone, Welcome to PTisPractice, my newly created blog for physical therapists and healthcare practitioners alike. I’ve been an actively practicing physical therapist for almost a year now in an outpatient orthopedics and sports clinic. It’s incredible to look back over this short span at how much I’ve grown and learned, and scary to think […]
Read more "You don’t know what you don’t know."