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PT and the Greater Good

What's This Guy Doing Back?

Published October 2, 2012 2:33 PM by Dean Metz

You may be thinking that exact thing. Didn't I move back to New York? How on earth can a "New York PT in Queen Elizabeth's Court" go on if he's no longer actually in her court? You're right, that journey is over for now. However, that means a new journey is starting.

I've chatted with my editor and we think there may be some interest in this transition from the UK back to the US as well as from clinical PT work to something more overarching. I was thinking of calling this next journey, "PT and the Greater Good." I want to focus on the knowledge I've achieved with my MPH degree and from working in the NHS, seeing how that plays out in our health system. It will, naturally, be through the eyes of a physical therapist and have that point of view.

What do you think? Is this something you'd like to read about? Something you could respond to and provide some input on?

I've been back for four days and it's amazing how "foreign" many things feel. I can't get over how big the roads are. I say funny things to shop staff, like "ta" for thank you, and "Alright?" for hello. I must say though, the warmth of New York in late September is a fair bit more pleasant than the cold, gray drizzle of Newcastle.

I start my new position tomorrow. Shall I tell you all about it?

Cheers! (That's staying).


I'm on board with the rest...keep the posts and perspectives coming. Welcome "home"?

Janey Goude October 8, 2012 2:27 AM

Welcome back.  Your perspective is always welcome.

Toni October 7, 2012 7:34 AM

Welcome back! Definitely interested in hearing about your transition and adjustment back into our "healthcare" system. That's an oxymoron if I ever heard one. Anyway, keep posting!

Eileen O'Connell October 4, 2012 4:14 PM
Oaklyn NJ

Don't undersand any of it Dean, Sorry, maybe I would if I were American!

Brian October 4, 2012 2:16 PM

Definitely continue with the writing. I believe most readers will find the transition very interesting. Best of luck in your new endeavor!

Maureen Thornby, Physical Therapy - Dr, Surrey Place Rehab & Nursing October 3, 2012 5:41 PM
Bradenton FL

Hey Dean welcome back. Would love to get o see you. Where r u working.

Sarit October 2, 2012 11:55 PM

Getting you perspective at this point in the journey should be fun

Sonny October 2, 2012 11:37 PM
Orange MA

Yes, please continue writing!

Sharon Gary October 2, 2012 11:29 PM

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    Dean Metz
    Occupation: Staff Development Specialist
    Setting: New York, NY – Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain
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