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I wrote a post about the group projects that we did as 1st year students. Ours got taken down and replaced by the current 1st year students, so I thought I’d share what the hallway looks like now!
The professor decided to have one less group this year, so my group’s board didn’t get taken down! However, it definitely looks worse than it did a year ago.
You already know that you love physical therapy, so why not dress up in a PT related costume? If you’re in school, you might already own some of these costumes. If not, use your creativity to make the costumes from scratch!
- Dermatome Map
I’m starting to recognize patients that have been there for a few weeks, so it’s nice to establish a relationship with them. I’m having trouble remembering some of their names because I only go into the clinic for one day, every other week.
I helped my CI with an evaluation today and it didn’t go as well as I had planned. My CI told me about the eval about a week before we did it, and he told me to look up information about plantar fasciitis. I wrote down information that I learned about plantar fasciitis and exercises I would have her do before I got to the clinic, but I still struggled with the eval.
We’ve learned so much in the past few weeks, and I love how everything is related to patient care. Everything from our first year is coming together and all of our classes seem to be more related to each other now. We learned special tests and ther-ex for the upper extremity, practiced our soft tissue techniques, and used cyrotherapy and thermotherapy techniques on each other.
This fall I am going to an outpatient orthopedic clinic about 6 times, for 8 hours a day. I go into the clinic every other week, so I have more free time during the weeks that I don’t go into clinic.
I learned a lot at practicum today, including Pallof presses and muscle energy techniques. My CI had me perform shoulder mobilizations, but we had just learned that in class 5 days ago so it was helpful to practice them on a patient.
If you’re interested in UMES, I definitely recommend that you attend our Open House! I wasn’t able to attend before I applied because I lived too far away, but I wish I had the opportunity to get more familiar with the program and meet the faculty before I interviewed. I hope to see you there!
It feels like just yesterday I was meeting all my classmates for the first time. Our first year flew by so quickly, and I can’t believe that I’m a 2nd year already.
I was chosen to be a Teaching Assistant for the new first year students! There are 4 TA’s total, and we’re all 2nd year students. I feel so proud to be able to chosen, and I’m excited to help out the new students.
I’ve been slacking a bit with writing this post. Finals happened three weeks ago, and Fall semester started last week!
We had 2 practicals the week before written exams started. I studied super hard for the practicals, and then I didn’t have as much time to study for the 4 written exams and 1 practical the following week. Procrastinating is still hard to manage, but finals went well nonetheless. Continue reading