Hey Everyone! Just wanted to let everyone know that physcial therapy school is awesome! I have a week before my finals for my first semester of my first year. A typical week for me at school starts on monday morning at 9am. I have a human movement class where we discuss the neurological function of the body. Then I have patient professional interaction where we learn about ethics and legal issues of phyical therapy. Then I have a measurement and techniques class where we measure joint ranges of motion and muscle strength on each other and pretend that we are patients. I do this all over again on wednesday.
Tuesday and Thursdays we have Research methods from 9-10 and then Pathokinesiology from 10:30-3. Research methods is just as boring as it sounds. Pathokinesiology is my favorite class though becasue we talk about body structures, such as the knee, and problems with that area, such as an ACL blow out. We just finished most of our course material today and we have finals from Dec. 14-18th.
Fridays are my favorite day. I have Advanced Anatomy from 9- 2pm. This class is exciting because we get to go into the cadaver lab and actually see everything we learn about on dead bodies. This may sound weird or gross to some of you but it is incredibly interesting and cool be able to learn a structure, feel it on yourself, and actually see what it looks like underneath your skin instead of from a book. Then after I get out of the lab, I drive to the river and strap on my wakeboard and ride with the Sacramento State Wakeboard Team. The water is amazing on the river and it is such a good release of stress to go and shred after all of my school and exams.
Since I have been at school I have made some really great friends. There are 34 of us in the program and we see each other all day every day. I also joined a flag football team, something that I never thought I would do because I HATE FOOTBALL. It gave me a new appreciation for the sport in general and I kindof understand it know…
Hope everyone is doing well out there. Keep riding as much as you can and try to have a fun winter break, whether you are snowboarding or travelling somewhere warm to wakeboard.