5-Points Friday is a new series I’m doing to wrap up a week’s worth of lessons learned, healthy snacks, and little bursts of what I’m up to. It’s also a progress report of how I’m becoming a top contender for PT school. Enjoy!
PT observation hours update —
I just finished volunteering at an awesome outpatient clinic called Rehab Authority. I learned a TON (separate post coming soon!) and I am so thankful for the time I got to spend there and the people I met there.
The next clinic I’m going to is something totally different than I’ve ever observed. So far I have volunteered in inpatient acute PT, and outpatient orthopedic PT, so this will be way more specialized. It is a pediatric clinic. This was my first week: VERY different, and I can’t wait to go back! (more to come!)
tweet that caught my attention —
This popped up on my Twitter feed and caught my attention because I have been taking walks almost everyday after work. My boyfriend and I are busy during the week so even though we live together it seems like we don’t get a lot of the quality time that we used to get. I have felt so lucky taking walks and catching up in the evenings, especially with the happy sunshine-y weather we’ve been having here in North Dakota :))
— GetPT1st (@GetPT1st) May 15, 2017
article I’m obsessing over —
I subscribe to a couple different emails from physical therapists so that I can keep up with what they’re working on, and so I can better understand what the career path of a PT could look like.
Plus, it’s an easy way to learn more about PT and new projects/research going on in the profession. One of my favorites is from Dr. Ben Fung and his UpDoc Media blog posts.
The name of this article is, Getting Communities to Care About Physical Therapy [Fresh Perspectives]. It is written by Dr. Ben Fung and Joe Lipsky, a current PT student.
Here’s a paragraph straight from the article that’ll give you a good idea of what it’s all about:
“For years now, I’ve been advocating for physical therapists to be a champion within their communities, starting from K-12… not to be a practicing clinician paid for by schools. No! DONATING our time, our care, our expertise, and being open with our relationships… that we may be a present and meaningful resource to the people immediately around us. Not just now, but an entire generation and generations to follow.“ – Dr. Ben Fung
instagram post I loved —
Mia’s instagram is totally motivating & inspiring, just like her snap stories! She is not only a blogger, but also a nurse, spin instructor, mother, aaand full-time snap pro (her snap = swimspinruneat). She has her full day on her stories and she has like 5 workouts a day! I’m like well jeeze, I can def get ONE work out in if Mia just did her 12th work out of the day. Also, she will prob make you crave an iced coffee because she has a couple of those a day too! I love her fun spirit and her positive outlook on life :))
new project I’m working on —
I’m beyond excited to begin working on something I’ve been thinking about for a while now. I talked to my friend Samantha from Braidologie about it, and she has been hanging on to a great idea too. We talked for like 2 minutes & came up with something that I can’t stop thinking about!
I love when something grabs me like this and I can’t get it out of my head. I got the same feeling after observing a physical therapist for the first time, and I got the same feeling when starting my blog. I can’t tell you what it is just yet, but it has something to do with pre-PT students (students like me trying to get into PT school)…
What are you excited about right now?
What projects are you working on or want to be working on?
I play all day on Snap & Twitter!
Come say hi :))