Recently, I evaluated a VERY young little one (we are talking WEEKS people) and many friend and family wondered: WHAT could a physical therapist possibly being doing with a baby so young? So this “Donnerstag” we are going to explore: Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injuries
Filed under Peds (otherwise known as learning about babies is kicking my butt!) …
Feeling pretty gumby ~ Whats your Beighton Score?
Hmmm, that is a mighty wintery cup you have today Cristina (you may be saying to yourself). Well, it was indeed snowing today in D.C. so I thought it was appropriate. What did I say about change yesterday? Ha ha, looks like it is abounds here in the nation’s capital. Many of my classmates are … Continue reading
Well, it looks like a horse…
Wow, how time flies when you are having [insert proper description of emotional experience of exam week]. And the “fun” is not over yet, official kick off of Spring Break after the Pediatrics exam Friday morning. Woooooooooo! Today I learned a very important grown-up lesson: life just isn’t fair sometimes (*pout) but if you just let that … Continue reading
Sometimes I get a little silly. (ok, I often get a little silly)…if it isn’t a test week, Pediatrics gives the right side of my brain lots of opportunity to play and express itself: We learned all about bracing, splinting, and taping in the pediatric population today…this little finger puppet is made from Aquaplast and … Continue reading
The Boy with the Basketball Braces
There are DAYS in PT school…. and then there are DAYS ❤ Today, was one of the latter. We had the absolute privilege to have a special guest in pediatrics today: “Jack” “Jack” is a super precocious 3 year old who loves basketball, playing at the park, drawing (“I draw with anything I want!”), and his physical … Continue reading
Lets play alone together….
OK, T -2 hours to PEDs exam. Who knew learning about playing could be so stressful (ha ha, JK…I’m totally doing summersaults in my bedroom!! Weeee, bonk.) Seriously though, it is kind of interesting how play develops in kids and how important it is for their development. My favorite stage is probably between the ages … Continue reading
Their body’s too bootylicious for primitive reflexes
“I don’t think I’m ready for this exam-ie, I don’t think I’m ready for this test-ie, I don’t think I’m ready for this” ~ Cristina (long lost member of Destiny’s Child…wishes every girl ever) What I do know is between the ages of 2-6 months babies go through a phase called ASTASIA , when their little (bootylicious) bodies … Continue reading
This PEDs exam is fast approaching and weighing pretty heavy on my mind…and yet, I have two more exams before it. [Hm, this is pretty par for the course in PT school.] So, while I have a medical imaging and P&O (prosthetics and orthotics) test tomorrow, I’ve got babies on the brain. I’m really enjoying learning … Continue reading
This week is going to be all about Pediatrics as my classmates and I look forward to our first Peds exam on Friday. The fun thing is I really don’t know how to draw babies, so in my notes they look like a series of big round balls that end up looking like little sumo … Continue reading