The Fire/Re-ignited

I am so happy to be doing my first internship as a PTA intern.  I *love* my CI, the other PT, and the staff.  I feel very welcomed, even if this first internship is only for 2 weeks.  I can totally understand if people feel that I’m not worth the time, that they are plenty busy enough….Especially having had so many interns over the years in medical research.  2 weeks is great for me, and not so great for them. (so I am more grateful than I can express).

I can say from direct experience, for I’ve been a mentor to many….Interns are a big ass TIME SINK and typically a practice in EXTREME PATIENCE.  The deal is, I myself was blessed with **AMAZING** mentors.  So I’ve tried to pay the system back.  Truth is, a few interns were truly needy and their data fairly questionable.  It was still a lot of fun… but in general, their results….well… let’s just say that I took it with a grain of salt!  But I also learned a lot as the teacher, it is harder to explain “DO” vs do it myself, but again, I was graced with amazingly patient teachers and I love them from the bottom of my heart.

So, here I am, about to turn 49 as  PTA intern, post Ph.D. in microbiology!!! It is disconcerting to be in a new field, even though it feels right.  I know I have soooooo muh to learn.

Yet I’ve also been teaching yoga for several years now (approx 500 classes now) and having practiced for 16 years (well over 2500 classes taken).  I am not saying that I have figured out anything – in fact I feel lucky to learn more about challenges/limitations post injuries, and PTA school has taught be so much.

Yoga is my calling, to be sure, but PTA school is preparing me to be the best/safest instructor I could possibly be.  Teacher training involves a whole lot of anatomical training, but PTA school has added  ***so much*** to my knowledge/safety base.

Feeling grateful and far more determined in this program.  I just adore working with clients – and it is my dearest desire to return them to their previous function…. and then far more.




By theresalom

I am a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and Yoga Instructor in Rio Rancho New Mexico. My family consists of 1 Husband, 2 Kids (grown), and 3 Basenjis (spoiled).

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