Disclaimer – NO I was not happy that I failed the first time, neither were my pockets BUT if I had passed the NPTE that first time around…would I have become the same clinician I am becoming now? No. Okay now that we have got that out of the way and you decide not to … Continue reading TGIF—Thank God I Failed
Yes, it’s like déjà vu… here I am again explaining why I have been absent. The past few months have been hectic and such a big transition. The NPTE (aka “The Boards”) was no joke, moving was exhausting (and rewarding), graduating was surreal, being in a semi-stagnant position in life this summer is emotional, and … Continue reading Alyssa, is that you?!
Many people are unaware of how many areas physical therapists treat in, myself including prior to starting PT school. Even medical colleagues of physical therapy as a profession may be shocked to hear some of the settings in which we treat and diagnoses that we can intervene in. For example, this week I spent time … Continue reading Customizing My PT School Experience
Tis the season, to be thankful! As the week of Thanksgiving comes to a close and we step into the Holiday season I want to take the time out to express the gratitude I have for where I am in my life right now and for all of the reasons I got there. Also, I … Continue reading Tis the Season
The good ol’ sand timer, you know the one… the one that never really stops. Whenever you run out of time on one end, it’s time to flip again! That’s basically PT school for ya, well in the bigger picture that’s life for ya. But of course I’m going to focus in on PT school. … Continue reading Sand Timer
Any PT student can probably agree that the first semester is known for the grueling gross anatomy class. This is the class that as a first year you hear all the warnings about. “Make sure you study a ton for anatomy!” “Don’t fall behind” “You should know everything, verbatim!” Or maybe it’s the class you … Continue reading More Than Just Anatomy
In my first blog post I introduced the name of my blog and where it was derived from. I find the word golden means to be true, pure, and full of optimism. Gold is a bright color that signifies passion and power. I have kind of adopted the phrase “golden soul” to describe my outlook on life. … Continue reading Faith and Medicine
If you are signed up for my email list then you’ll already know that this week I am posting twice for a very special reason. Today I had the amazing opportunity to bring the founder of The U.S. Pain Foundation, my sister, parents, and my sister’s physical therapist to lecture my classmates on patient advocacy … Continue reading The U.S. Pain Foundation
I’ve had my heart stuck on pediatric physical therapy for quite some time now. Initially I enjoyed the idea of working with kids when my sister Melanie started going to PT in the early stages of her CRPS diagnosis. Her physical therapist focused her treatment on getting her to walk again and being able to … Continue reading Peds PT is the PT for Me!
“My soldier” is the nickname I’ve given my little sister, Melanie. It’s not a nickname that will ever change… even if I wanted to change it, it’s tattooed on my wrist so I can’t! At just 10 years old my sister was already inspiring and changing me, her 16-year-old sister. As you may have noticed, … Continue reading My Soldier