Narrowing down your list of PT school can be a stressful experience. There are so many factors to consider aside from figuring whether you have a chance of getting into the program in the first place. I remember reading through myriads of forums to help narrow down my list of schools, and the general consensus … Continue reading PT School, I Choose You! But which one?
Few days ago, I was asked by an old gentleman why I am in Miami. I promptly answered that I am finishing school to be a doctor of physical therapy. While the answer seemed clear as day for me, the gentleman appeared confused, “Physical therapy? Is that like massage?” I replied “No, not massage, although … Continue reading What’s a physical therapist?
When people hear physical therapy, they think about the human body, being active and in shape. They think athletes, injuries, and physical rehabilitation. Obviously, these are all at the heart of what physical therapy is. However, my journey to becoming a PT started from an emotional rehabilitation rather than a physical one. After undergraduate studies, … Continue reading PT Origins: Yong
Written by Yong Kim, SPT Edited by Brandon Smith, SPT The first clinical internship can be daunting as you are now facing real patients who have real injuries unlike healthy classmates. However, it is also one of the most rewarding and exciting times. Here are few things to think about to make the best … Continue reading 4 Keys to First Clinical Internship
The calf muscle is comprised of 2 muscles, the gastrocnemius and the soleus. The gastroc crosses both the ankle joint and the knee joint while the soleus only crosses the ankle joint. Gastroc is more superficial than the soleus. Calf strain occurs when the muscle is stretched excessively. It can occur in one instance or … Continue reading How to treat/prevent calf strains