Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself
My name is Karen Schiff, PT, and I am ADVANCE's new blogger. I find myself back in study mode with this transition toward my graduate degree, which, after 20-plus years of practicing physical therapy, is quite a rewarding experience. At this moment in time, I am learning how to look at my practice in a different light, and realizing how much more valuable physical therapists are becoming in modern practice. We are transitioning to doctoral-level education with the gift of being able to touch our patients with a much better understanding and autonomy than ever before.
As I sit typing this, I am wrestling with drug interactions my patients may be encountering as well as with three large dogs running through the house and two kittens on my keyboard. I can do this. At the same time, I wonder what time my teenage daughters will be coming home, as this is a school night. Not to worry, my next assignment isn't due for another two weeks. I have to keep on top of things, as well as make sure I can get to my interim job as director of rehab at a sister hospital of the one I have worked at for 19 years. Tomorrow I will be at the sister hospital in the morning, followed by my "home" for the past two decades, as the senior physical therapist. Did I mention that I can do this? Yes, if I can do this, any therapist can!