5-Points Friday, Pre-Physical Therapy

Betty Draper + PT School Prerequisites, 5-Points Friday


Betty Draper + Physical Therapy School Prerequisites. One of the best things about finishing up my prerequisites for physical therapy school is that I don’t feel guilty reading non-school related books and watching non-school related shows & movies. On this week’s 5-Points Friday, I’m sharing all the things I’m getting into to relax & enjoy ( but still feel productive ) on Christmas break. Oh, & look for an amaaaazing resource for pre-PT students – it’s what you need if you want to better understand the physical therapy profession!

what I’m celebrating —

The end of the semester! I just completed Physics 2, which is the last of my prerequisites for PT school.

Status: Hibernating ( it’s 14 degrees here… ) and living off hot cocoa & marshmallows.

Sentimental Level: about as much as Mrs. Draper shooting pigeons in her front yard with a shotgun <3

Mrs. Draper in her front yard smoking a cigarette and shooting pigeons with a shotgun in her front yard.


what I’m reading —

Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Currently obsessing over chapter 3 because Malcolm really digs deep into all of this crazy research they did on children to make the shows Sesame Street and Blue’s Clues become huge successes.

One thing I’ve learned is that children learn best from very literal story telling…

Oh, and that repetition for children is way different than for adults… For adults repetition gets boring.

BUT FOR KIDS, it’s great because so much of the world is new and unknown to them, so once they’re exposed to something over & over again, and get to remember / predict the outcome, it’s like they’ve mastered a part of the world that used to be a complete mystery.

also, mind blown because the book is from 2000 ( seriously 18 years ago?! )


ultimate resource for pre-PT  —

If I had to recommend one resource for pre-physical therapy students, this is THE ONE.

It’s the APTA ( American Physical Therapy Association) Pulse, and it’s for sure required reading for us pre-PT’s. There are regular blog posts and podcasts written by physical therapists and current PT students. Take a look if you’re interested in a PT career at all.

The Pulse - News for PT and PTA Students
The APTA Pulse is essential reading for anyone wanting to better understand the PT profession.

A recent article by Dr. Patrick Berner ( who by the way is not only a PT, but also a Registered Dietitian! ) is titled, “Is Nutrition a Piece of the PT Pie?”

Here’s a golden quote:

“What a person eats will ultimately affect their rehab outcomes, their risk of developing chronic disease, and their quality of life and well-being, which is why I believe nutrition should be an integral part of every single PT plan of care.” – Patrick Berner, PT, DPT, RDN

Find the article here.


documentary I’m watching  —

Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru

"Our entire life changes in a moment" Tony Robbins documentary

I expected it to be more of a Ted Talk format – a motivational talk. This was not that. It is actually a glimpse into Tony’s seminar called Date with Destiny.

Watch if you like self-improvement / development, relationships, psychology, and basically just seeing people who are used to living shallow lives, go much deeper and put a lot of effort into understanding the truth about themselves.

Verdict: People are amazing. Highly Recommend.


quote I’m reflecting on —

Progress equals happiness. If you're growing at anything -- financially, spiritually, emotionally, your relationship, your body -- you're gonna feel better in your life. That's what we're made for. And I think we're meant to grow so we have something to give. You can't give something you don't have. - Tony Robbins quote from I am not your guru


Did you see Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru? ( it’s on Netflix btw )
During your volunteer / observation hours did you get to see a physical therapist council a patient on nutrition?

My day’s about to = rotating between reading The Tipping Point, bingeing on Mad Men, and lots of hot cocoa ~ what about yours?

thanks for reading <3




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