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The Finish Line

Published August 7, 2014 1:03 PM by Michael Kelley

Whenever I stand at the starting line of a race, I always think about one thing: the uncrossed finish line waiting for me at the end. And as with any race I have competed in, this blog too has reached its finish line.

In my very first ADVANCE blog post I wrote, "My hope is that this blog serves not just as a place for me to express my thoughts on the world of PT, the healthcare system and life outside the workplace, but as a forum that spawns discussion online as well as around your own clinics, lunch tables and water coolers." I have done my best to write about intriguing, relevant topics from my workplace, in our field and the healthcare system in general, and it is my solemn hope that those writings have spurned discussions in your workplaces as well.

There is no doubt that physical therapy is a fast-evolving field. It seems every time I talk to another PT, I'm hearing about some new treatment technique, insurance guideline, or specialty we have worked our way into. Yet with all the expansion we have done so far, it seems as though we're still in the infancy of our profession, and that to me is truly exciting. Where will we go next? How will our services and skills be utilized as new healthcare legislation is enacted? What role will we play in the ever-changing healthcare field as new technology and advanced treatments arise?

I want to thank those who have taken the time to read this blog over the past year. I want to thank those who have commented and shared their own ideas and opinions. Your insights have always been welcome and I think have made this blog as successful as it was. But, as with all things, it must come to an end.

The past year writing for ADVANCE has been a challenging, yet exciting exploration into my own perceptions of the varying aspects of our field as well as others' perceptions and opinions of it. The time has come, though, for me to move on and discover what other "uncrossed finish lines" lay before me. It is my sincere hope that you all have enjoyed reading this blog as much as I have enjoyed writing it. I wish each of you the best in all your endeavors in both our PT world and in life.

Thanks for reading,


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I'm truly sorry to read that your tenure is ending. I've enjoyed your posts and the insights you've provided to this forum.

Best wishes for fantastic journey!

Cheers, Dean

Dean Metz August 7, 2014 5:59 PM

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