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October 2010 - Posts

Life of a PTA

Customer Service for Patients
by Allison Young
Once upon a time I sold running shoes. Actually, I still sell running shoes and a variety of other styles, once a week for a few hours when I'm not in class. I should preface this bio-fact by saying that I sold running shoes for 12 years before I began Read More...
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Shoehorning Happiness
by Allison Young
There are times in my PTA classes when I look over at fellow (younger) classmates and think, "I bet they're going to be able to study for hours tonight and not even worry about what to make for dinner ." These moments of jealousy usually overtake my thoughts Read More...
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Fall Quarter Classes: Back to Reality
by Allison Young
So it's mid October - there's a chill in the air, the leaves are falling off the trees (depending on where you live), postseason baseball is in full swing... and I just started the last three classes in the PTA program. I could mince words here but I Read More...
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Last Week of Clinical: In the (Comfort) Zone
by Allison Young
With just a few days left of my fall clinical, I can safely say I've reached a cruising altitude of comfort. It's a comfort level that has eluded me these past two weeks, though. As this was my first working experience in a SNF (albeit as a student), Read More...
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Pancakes for Dinner Again Kids!
by Allison Young
This just in: One-and-a-half weeks into my clinical rotation and I'm officially exhausted. I was well aware that a full day of following therapists and patients would not exactly be a leisurely stroll down the beach but at some point my student life and Read More...
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