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  • A Blog of Olympic Proportion

    Have you all seen what has been going on in Russia the last few weeks? No, not all that business with the Ukraine and Crimea (although honestly when was the last time one country just up and annexed part of another country? Seriously, it's been a while!). But I'm talking about the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. After all the pomp and ...
    Posted to PT on the Run (Weblog) on April 2, 2014
  • How Sick Is Too Sick?

    When I was a student, I did a clinical rotation at a children's hospital. Now anyone who has worked with kids before or even has kids of their own are well aware of the fact that kids can be, well, germy. Very, very germy. Needless to say, six weeks into that clinical rotation, my immune system finally gave in and I came down with strep. I hadn't ...
    Posted to PT on the Run (Weblog) on January 29, 2014
  • Health Education

    So I live in Chicago. A fact that anyone who knows me would say I'm acutely proud of. And here in the Windy City, we have a saying during our election cycle: ''Vote early, vote often.'' Now this post isn't going to be about Chicago or voting or politics. No, this week, I'm going back to my old standard harping point: education (I'll tie it all ...
    Posted to PT on the Run (Weblog) on December 5, 2013
  • The Great Weight Debate

    I'm going to take a stab this week at a rather touchy subject. If you haven't already figured it out, one of my passions in life is being active. I'm not some sort of gym-rat or anything like that, but I try to eat healthy and work out regularly. I was also blessed with some pretty good genes when it comes to weight (lots of skinny Irish-folk in ...
    Posted to PT on the Run (Weblog) on November 27, 2013
  • Community Relations

    What a great week to shine in our community, showing what we have to offer to just about anyone who lives in the South Broward Hospital District. Starting off with a meeting tonight, where some of our patients are introduced to those who voluntarily give to our healthcare system, they share their stories and warm the hearts of everyone. These ...
    Posted to Transition to Rehab Management (Weblog) on October 25, 2013
  • Are We Off-Base About the Obesity Epidemic?

    I was riding the train to Edinburgh yesterday to visit friends. I picked up a copy of the English newspaper, The Independent, which had a very interesting article on childhood obesity. This topic has come up frequently in the ADVANCE blogosphere. We've discussed New York's Mayor Bloomberg and his ''nanny state'' tactic of limiting the size of soft ...
    Posted to PT and the Greater Good (Weblog) on October 1, 2013
  • Back to Class

    There's nothing like attending a Saturday continuing education class after a busy week of changing an entire electronic documentation system (which took about a year to create) as well as pulling outpatient appointments out of nowhere because of some type of virus running through the department. Yes, I really am looking forward to absorbing ...
    Posted to Transition to Rehab Management (Weblog) on September 27, 2013
  • PT in the Great Outdoors

    I work in a hospital, and like most people who work in hospitals, once you step through those doors in the morning, you generally don't have time to go outside again until you're leaving in the afternoon. I remember in PT school it seemed like any hospital we visited, the PT gym was always in the basement (it's amazing there isn't an epidemic of ...
    Posted to PT on the Run (Weblog) on September 12, 2013
  • Blended Lifestyle

    One thing most people think of my schedule is that I have a very well-balanced work and personal life. Unfortunately, this isn't true. When I think of balance, I think of a controlled environment, even as obstacles get in the way. This is definitely not the case with me. Last week I realized that the week I'm in now would be one of the busiest ...
    Posted to Transition to Rehab Management (Weblog) on March 14, 2013
  • Reflections on a Student's First CSM

    I just returned from my first trip to the APTA's Combined Sections Meeting, and I'm left with a variety of feelings about the experience. Overall, I would consider the trip a success, but there were definitely some aspects of CSM that left something to be desired. I did a lot of reflecting on the flight home, and here's what I came up with. ...
    Posted to Journey of a DPT Student (Weblog) on January 28, 2013
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