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January 2011 - Posts

Life of a PTA

Self Evaluation
by Allison Young
As the last week of one of my last clinical affiliations comes to a close, I'm stunned at the amount of valuable information I've learned. I have to admit, I was nervous when I found out I would have to master large pieces of Pilates equipment for basic Read More...
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Clinical Advice
by Allison Young
Over the past holiday season, I came across one of those quarter-sized, clever "quote" buttons that people pin to a coat lapel or the sun visor of their car. This particular saying, "Take it easy... and move on" struck me as being profoundly relevant Read More...
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The Human Connection
by Allison Young
In the (almost) 2 years I've been in the PTA program, I've learned countless skills and information regarding the movement and anatomy of the body. I dutifully memorized OIANs for each and every muscle, practiced palpation and end feel patterns and became Read More...
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Clinical Fatigue
by Allison Young
Having officially finished the first week of a full-time clinical, I can only express amazement at my luck for choosing such a rewarding profession... and my complete exhaustion. The positives of this clinical experience are numerous. From my fantastic Read More...
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