No matter your experience, social media has become inextricably intertwined with most facets of professional life & it is fundamentally changing the way we interact as healthcare professionals. Continue reading
Filed under ipsa scientia potestas est …
Throwback Thursday: Critical Care Conference #ICUrehab #TBT
Three years ago, as an eager Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) student, I participated in a conference that changed my life. We all have moments that shape us, experiences along our path that guide us…and the first Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference was one of those moments. Today will be the fourth time I have participated … Continue reading
Welcome Autumn, welcome rest, welcome change.
Happy First Day of Autumn! Albert Camus once said: “Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower” It is so true! As the foliage begins to bloom into radiant colors do you ever wonder why the brilliant oranges, yellows, and reds? We all remember learning about the properties of photosynthesis in elementary school. … Continue reading
Read all about it…Thanks to JG!
You may have guessed by now, that I was struck with a serious case of Wanderlust this summer. [A chronic condition in my case but occasionally there are flare ups that have only one panacea…] After exploring beautiful Seattle (check it out: anatomy and yoga), I crossed the pond to meet my sister and return … Continue reading
The first of the last lasts. Beginning a new adventure, welcome to the starting line…
Here in Culpeper, I start my weeks working out with some very inspirational people at 5:30 in the morning … the early morning cycling crew of Powell. Iron men and women that have challenged my body and mind in all the best ways. This morning I was reminded of something very important: The race isn’t the … Continue reading
I’ve got the POWER! — Yep, you need a few of those physics equations from high school!
While studying for the board exam, I have been mixing up my schedule with Scorebuilder’s daily PT question application. So even though I’m in the “neuro zone” I make sure to pepper my day with a random question that gets my brain thinking in another direction. I got really excited when I was presented with … Continue reading
A fearless step forward: meander, weave, and adventure your way to a successful career!
Yesterday, I got to go to an early screening of Spike Jonze’s new film “her”. First, I have to say the picture was fantastic. Between the intimate performance of Joaquin Phoenix, the stunningly simple yet palpable art direction, and some of the most rich cinematography I’ve seen since “No Country For Old Men” (thats right … Continue reading
In the United States today families and friends are gathering together to enjoy a meal together, watch football (or in my case the comet ISON battle the sun…seriously get on this, you can see 200 lb dudes fight over pig skin all year long), and reflect on all the people and things we are grateful … Continue reading
Na+Cl- : Winter is coming, use it on the road! (and here is why)
Consulting is unique but prominent avenue for physical therapists. Often we are called into sites to evaluate working conditions and develop solutions to optimize workplaces to maximize safety & productivity by reducing strain , fatigue, and potential for injury. In fact integrating into the world of ergonomics is a pretty natural fit for physical therapists. … Continue reading
“Understanding is joyous” ~ Happy Sagan Day!
(Firstly, I know everyone gets excited about Starbucks “Christmas Cups”…let me just say, I do not. I get frustrated, they are terrible canvases. *sigh) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous. ~Carl Sagan You know that ice breaking question: If you could sit … Continue reading