5-Points Friday

Podcasts and W-sitting, 5-Points Friday

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!

most popular tweet —

insight from the May #XchangeSA chat —

As this twitter chat is geared mostly towards current PT students, I participate a little, but I mainly just listen in. This was the 3rd chat I ‘attended’ and each time I get a better idea of the profession that I hope to enter one day (hopefully soon!).

One take away: Podcasts are popular! I’ve talked about podcasts before in My Simple Everyday Breakfast, but I didn’t realize how often people listened to them! I listen on long drives, but it turns out that a ton of PT students and PT’s listen to podcasts regularly — like 2-3 a day!

This surprised me!

It also made me realize that more people than I thought really enjoy them for not just a long drive, but for every day entertainment and learning. A lot of them listen during workouts too!

[SIDE NOTE] Anybody listen to podcasts during a workout? I have never tried this & always do music for exercising, but I’m thinking of trying this.. Send me your fav podcast to listen to during a workout plz!

purchase I’m loving —

If you’re following along on Snapchat (ptcontender), then you probably saw this:

Gary Vee had a 50% off sale on all of his shirts & I kinda couldn’t resist…I got matching shirts for me and my sister :))

hustle tee

physical therapy fun fact —

Have you heard of W-sitting? I just learned about it on my first day observing at the pediatric clinic. It’s when kids sit in a position where their legs make a ‘W’. Every time a child in the clinic sits like this one of the therapists corrects him/her. They either move their legs for them (if they’re small/young enough/can’t easily do this themselves) or they tell the child to sit, “criss cross applesauce.”

I learned that if a child always chooses to W-sit, then they are not getting to use their core muscles like they would if they sat with their legs crossed. Also, with constant W-sitting, the leg muscles become unbalanced to where the child has trouble touching his toes without rounding his back excessively.

I learned about this in the pediatric clinic from the PT I observed, and I found this really cool infographic HERE.

quote I’m reflecting on —

It always seems impossible until it is done. Nelson Mandela

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6 thoughts on “Podcasts and W-sitting, 5-Points Friday

    1. Hey Amanda! That’s crazy! I never heard of it until I started observing at the pediatric clinic. It’s more common than I thought & interesting to hear about your experience with it! Thanks for sharing :))

  1. I never listen to podcasts but my best friend keeps telling me to check out one that talks about murders everyday (we studied criminology and love it haha). Hope you find some good ones that can help with your career!

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