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Journey of a DPT Student

PT Students Working Holidays
by Lauren Rosso
It's the age-old question for PT students on rotation around the holidays -- will I be expected to work? There's inevitably that awkward point when the issue finally surfaces and you find yourself trying to test the waters mid-conversation. Someone brings Read More...
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Back to Basics
by Lauren Rosso
In case you haven't followed the past few blogs, I started a new clinical on Monday after having spent six months in an inpatient rehab setting. I'm now interning at an outpatient center where the patient population spans the entire gamut -- orthopedics, Read More...
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Data Collection and Outcome Measures
by Lauren Rosso
As part of our final requirements for the DPT program, we participate in a data-collection project throughout the course of our year-long affiliation. I've blogged about this before, but for those of you who aren't familiar, it's one huge project that Read More...
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Finding Your Voice
by Lauren Rosso
With experience comes responsibility. It's a simple concept, but I never fully appreciated it until recently when I was involved in the discharge decision-making process for patients I've been working with. As I'm sure any physical therapist working in Read More...
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When a Patient Refuses to Work with a Student
by Lauren Rosso
I guess my initiation as a PT student is finally complete -- today was the first time a patient refused to work with me after I informed him that I was a student. In a way, I'm surprised it's taken a year and a half for that to happen. At the same time, Read More...
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Delivering Bad News to a Patient
by Lauren Rosso
Now that I am starting to take on more of the CI's caseload, I'm faced with decisions that I previously didn't have to make. On all of my other placements, I wasn't heavily involved in reevaluation or discharge planning. This time around, I'm seeing patients Read More...
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