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May 2012 - Posts

Life of a PTA

A Difficult Encounter
by Allison Young
As a relatively new physical therapist assistant, I accept that I have a monumental amount of knowledge to learn. Trust me; I'm humbled every day by the vast amount of experience I'm gaining and the gap in what I have yet to master. This week alone, I've Read More...
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Sitting on My Hands
by Allison Young
As I recently blogged , I've been clinical instructor to a first-rotation PTA student. I share the duty with my colleague, who happened to graduate with me from the same PTA program our student is now attending. To say she is in sympathetic company is Read More...
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The Favorite Patient
by Allison Young
Often I find that I'll have a "favorite" patient on my schedule and will seek out that person's name on my list every morning as I begin my day. It can be something about their hard-working ethic -- knowing they'll always give me their best in therapy, Read More...
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PTA: A Year in Review
by Allison Young
My "official" one-year anniversary of being a working PTA came and went very quietly a few weeks ago. I was under the impression I would feel suddenly "experienced" and maybe given an "‘Atta girl!" from the rehab director. No on both counts. Yet, I forgot Read More...
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