Pre-Physical Therapy Life. I hope you all are doing exactly what you want to be doing in life. I know I wasn’t for a long time, and now that I finally am, I could never go back. Sometimes it takes a while to get into a career that you want to be in ( hello PT school ), so why spend any more time working on things that won’t get you there? My path to PT school is not always pleasant ( looking at you, chemistry ), and it doesn’t always seem possible ( you too, physics ), but all of that effort is being thrown into achieving something that I 100% believe in. I hope you are working on yours too :))
most popular tweet —
So I mentioned a little while ago that I was a guest on the Pre-PT Grind podcast. It was totally unexpected, and I was super nervous to do it, but I’m glad I did because the only thing that will make me less nervous is practice practice practice. Here is the link to the podcast : Pre-PT Grind podcast.
If you’re pre-Physical Therapy, you NEED this podcast in your life. Everyone’s stories have been exactly what I’ve needed to hear. I talk more about them in my Resources section.
I’m on episode 14 : Jess – PT Contender: Blogging & Networking as a Pre-PT
Find it : here.
— jess (@PTcontender) August 16, 2017
current events in PT —
Apparently physical therapy education is being examined, discussed, and changes are being proposed to how people can become PT’s. I don’t know all the details, but this post by Dr. Bria Varner helped with some of the basics.
Right now, we don’t have to do a residency after graduation, but I believe that is what they’re debating. Definitely check out her post to get a little summary!
Find the article here.
what I’m celebrating —
A couple months ago, Samantha ( creator of Braidologie & fellow pre-Physical Therapy student ) and I co-founded the Pre-DPT Society in order to have a virtual pre-physical therapy club. You may remember me talking about it in these posts : here , & here .
Earlier this month we were so excited to publish our first submission from practicing PT and writer/editor, Dr. Jasmine Marcus. She has been so supportive and it really helped me a lot to learn about her work day. ( Really fun, insightful write-up on her full day of work which you can find here. )
Last week we published our first ever submission from a pre-PT student! She is such a sweetheart and very intelligent! If you’re anything like me, you’ll love reading her A Day in the Life.
We are just so happy that our little club is growing and that we are seeing more participation. It’s so fun & I seriously think it’s a great idea for students to get the experience of writing something (esp PT/health-related) and have it published online. I believe it shows passion for the profession because it’s all extra-curricular!
what I’m reading —
Speaking of Pre-DPT Society…just last night Samantha posted her A Day in the Life feature. She is the adventure-seeker and brains behind her blog, Braidologie, and she wrote about her post-grad life and how she is balancing work, school, blogging, and our new club! I could especially relate because she talks about a traditional Filipino dish called Chicken Adobo. So so so good!
Find her feature here.
quote I’m reflecting on —
I’m off to pack up my closet and try setting aside things I don’t need. Though I really do NEED all of my yoga pants, I swear. I only have a few days left in my apartment until we go to a studio and I’m excited to be in a new space ( oh & save money too! ).
Oh, and — today I am starting this Plank Challenge again in case anyone wants to join! It’s the Plank Challenge for beginners that I made earlier this year. I do each set 3 times a day. Also, if you just want to take a look & critique it, that would be cool too, because it’s the first one I’ve ever made ;))
^^ share with a friend & keep each other accountable (( it’s 20 days, you got this! ))
What do you think you’ll be up to this time next year?
Have you ever done a plank challenge?
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