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Physical Therapy Myth #7: I can do physical therapy myself.

Physical therapy myth #7: I can do physical therapy myself

Really?- how well does that work out for you?
I had a patient tell a friend: “Dude, you can’t rehab your (surgical) ankle fracture from stuff off of YouTube. 128 more words

Physical Therapy Practice

Things just couldn't be easy

Hey BP

You are a vocal one!

I’ve had to do mad dashes to the clinic for blood tests twice in one week because you just can’t snuggle in quietly and grow into something amazing and I hope that you’re not just cracking it wildly because mum likes to do things. 77 more words

The Final Countdown (to a DPT)

200 days or 4800 hours or 288000 minutes. That’s what stands between me and the day where I stand in front of my family, friends, classmates, and professors and become hooded as a DPT. 268 more words

Interview with Travel Physical Therapist: Kristen Schwenk PT, DPT

Interview Post! I recently ran in to Kristen Schwenk PT, DPT in Philadelphia and we got to talking about PT (naturally).  Kristen was the person who got me into PT and literally introduced the field to me.   2,690 more words

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On Physical Therapy residency programs

Apologies for the delay with the Oxygen delivery problem #2 it’s been a busy few weeks here setting things up for our faculty practice at UIC. 444 more words


The Politics of Medical Research

I’ve wondered about medical research funding ever since I got into physical therapy school. It seems to be a huge portion of our federal budget (for good reason), and billions of dollars are given to government organizations such as the NIH every year. 899 more words


The Importance of Making Patients Feel Safe & Our Role as Women's Health Professionals

By Elizabeth DeLozier, SPT

I recently binge-watched ALL of Call the Midwife on Netflix. If you are unfamiliar with the show, here is a brief synopsis before you cancel all prior engagements, call in sick to work, buy yourself a half-gallon of slow-churned rocky road ice cream and settle in for 23 hours of awesome television: it’s the gritty, desperately poor east end of London in the 1950’s, four young nurse midwives live in a convent together and travel by bicycle from house to house, delivering babies under the most unlikely and non-sterile conditions. 556 more words