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Journey of a DPT Student

Practice What You Preach
by Lauren Rosso
Since I started school last June, my fitness levels have been steadily declining. I can confidently say that at this point, I'm at an all-time low. Prior to starting school, I worked a normal full-time job and for the most part, work was over when I walked Read More...
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Treating Friends, Family and Teammates
by Lauren Rosso
A number of my friends and family members are training for upcoming events (marathons, adventure runs, rugby games etc.), and it's scary to know that they look to me as a credible source for treatment-related information. When they ask me for advice, Read More...
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Clothing in the Clinic
by Lauren Rosso
Today at my clinic, I treated a patient who came dressed for PT in heels, tight jeans and a blazer. Bear in mind that this patient's exercise program includes wall squats, leg press, lateral step-ups and about six other exercises for which high heels Read More...
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My PT Patient Just Friended Me
by Lauren Rosso
Today at clinical, I evaluated a 17-year-old kid from a local high school who is having some problems with shin splints. Considering my crash-and-burn experience during last week's eval, I was so excited for things to be looking up. I went through the Read More...
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Crash and Burn
by Lauren Rosso
For the majority of my first clinical, I have been doing a lot of observing during the initial evaluations. I recently started to take patient histories, but when it actually comes to hands-on strength or neurological assessments, I haven't done much. Read More...
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Classmates Make all the Difference
by Lauren Rosso
This past weekend, my classmates and I finally got to relax and enjoy each other's company. Our midterms ended on Wednesday, and we've been taking advantage of every opportunity to participate in non-school-related activities ever since. Sometimes I forget Read More...
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Back to Work
by Lauren Rosso
After two lazy weeks, it's time for classes to start back up. While I could have thought of more enjoyable ways to spend the past three months, I do admit that I'm happy to have one semester completed. Rumor has it that this coming fall is not as intense Read More...
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First Affiliation
by Lauren Rosso
My first affiliation will be at an outpatient center in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. What's scariest is that I start in one month. I hope the expectations from my clinical instructor are realistic, considering at this point I can do little more than tell Read More...
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First Exam Week
by Lauren Rosso
The first exams of PT school are over. Our first anatomy exam was Monday, followed on Thursday by exercise physiology. By the time it was over, the four-day week felt more like a month. (Thankfully we had Friday off for the 4 th of July. Otherwise, I Read More...
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A Lot to Learn
by Lauren Rosso
Yesterday I participated in a 35.1-mile hiking challenge on the outskirts of Pittsburgh. We had from sunup until sundown to complete the course, most of which took place on steep uphills and equally treacherous downhills. While you may not think this Read More...
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PT School vs. Free Time
by Lauren Rosso
I'm back in Pittsburgh with about one week left until the start of classes. I haven't lived here since I was in high school, so it's strange to come back "home," particularly for school. I think I'm going to spend the next week trying to re-acclimate Read More...
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Network Summit and Mini-Marathon
by Lauren Rosso
I just returned from a trip to Louisville, KY, where I was lucky enough to spend three days participating in the national summit for the NeuroRecovery Network (NRN). For those who are not familiar with the NRN, it is a network funded by the Christopher Read More...
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