5-Points Friday, Pre-Physical Therapy

Put Some Cabbage On It, 5-Points Friday

Since I’m still reeling from getting invited to a PT school interview, it was a rough start for this week’s 5-Points Friday post. But once I got started the words flowed and I realized I had a lot to share! I begin with some love for a fellow pre-PT student’s blog before sharing a lesson I learned recently, a current event in PT, and a healthy ( & easy! ) tip for the week. Finally, I leave you guys with a quote from one of my favorite authors. Enjoy!

most popular tweet —

^^I love finding new pre-physical therapy blogs to read! Sara just got accepted to a DPT program so she’s one to follow for sure.

Find Sara’s blog, Learning to PT >>>here.

pre-PT lesson learned —

I’ve learned many ( MANY ) lessons on my pre-PT journey. And I’ve learned them the hard way which is why I’m compelled to share my mistakes here – so that hopefully other pre-PT’s won’t do the same dumb things I did/or didn’t do…

One very recent mess up = not saving enough money for plane tickets for PT school interviews.

I just got invited to my first DPT program interview and I will be flying from North Dakota to Georgia in about a month. I should’ve been prepared for the cost of this ticket because it’s like $400… and it was only $400 because I will be in the area for like a week which comes out cheaper than a day or two round trip ( which would’ve been like $600+ )

current events in physical therapy —

A little while back I posted Stop the Cap, 5-Points Friday on a Thursday >>>here about getting a better understanding of the therapy cap. I’ve been seeing a lot of talk lately on social media in the PT community about this cap.  I’m a chronic eavesdropper in the PT community and this topic has been pretty controversial..

Last week the APTA PT in Motion put out an overview of the situation, titled The Post-Therapy Cap System: 5 Basics You Need to Know >>>here.


PTinMotion News from APTA logo

healthy tip of the week —

If you’re looking to add more veggies to your day, then try this: SHREDDED CABBAGE.

Cabbage Pros: Not much flavor + Lots of Crunch + High Nutrition

Lately I’ve had it on top of pasta, and even scrambled eggs with toast. It’s perfect sprinkled on top of tomato soup too.

And on taco night, I use shredded cabbage in place of lettuce now.

It’s got fiber, lots of water, & nutrition:

1 cup of cabbage raw ::
-Vitamin C ~ 54%
-Vitamin K ~ 85%
-SELF Nutrition Data

-Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable. 
-A chemical in cabbage may protect against the negative effects of radiation.
-The sulforaphane found in cabbage may help protect against cancer.
-Medical News Today

quote I’m reflecting on —

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to top me. - Ayn Rand

^^I went through a little bit of an Ayn Rand phase a few years ago. If you don’t know her, she’s a pretty controversial author, but I’ve always been inspired by Dagny’s ( Atlas Shrugged main character ) work ethic and fierce belief in herself. She’s one of those fictional role models I’ve connected with and I recommend the book if you’re ever lacking motivation.


What book / movie / tv character motivates or inspires you?

I’m off to sneak in another episode of The Killing before bed, chamomile-peppermint tea in hand. And I’ll be honest I’m writing this late Thursday night because I’ve got 2 job interviews tomorrow and I’ll be busyyy! One of them is a second interview building off of the screening interview from last week, so I guess I’m off to a good start :))

Wish me luck <3





7 thoughts on “Put Some Cabbage On It, 5-Points Friday

    1. That’s awesome, Laura Beth :)) I liked Anthem too, and at the time had never read a book like it before.. I wonder which one you will read next!

        1. It’s sooo good! One of the conversations the main character has in that book has stayed with me for years.. I think about it all the time. You’ll have to lmk what you think :)) I know it took me a while to read though so it may be a while ha

          1. It’s on my TBR! I’ll definitely let you know. I also want to read Atlas Shrugged – That was the one book I struggled to get through. A trip to the library is in my future!

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