I got the most lovely news yesterday. I passed my Boards. Now I can practice as a bona fide PTA. I will be most happy to not have to introduce myself as a student PTA!!!
I am so relieved. I can officially practice all that I’ve learned. School itself was an ordeal. I was happy in clinic, so I kept going, knowing eventually I’d be in a clinic and actually get paid!
The past few months have been so stressful studying and just having a general DREAD hanging over my head. Now I can read my fascia books guilt free. Because I want to really gain a deeper appreciation of that. I don’t want to memorize numbers for a multitude of e-stims. I’ve set up a kazillion e-stims, I understand the philosophy of the different types…. but memorizing numbers have never been a strength, until I’ve done something a few times. Then I’ll remember the parameters. On the machines that I’m actually going to work on.
The fascia is gaining a lot of appreciation as being a true sense – like taste, touch, etc. It is proprioceptive – giving our positional sense in space. Anatomy has historically been pretty reductionist and for a long time the fascia was scraped off a cadaver and discarded without thought. But there is a growing number of studies indicating the importance of the fascia and the connective tissues of our body as huge players in the task of keeping us together, physically and mentally.
I think what information we have thus far on these tissues/structures is quickly becoming fascinating and even convincing for Westerners. I’m convinced we only see the tip of the iceberg. That is pretty cool and I honestly look forward to geeking out on it.
I think I see one topic that I’ll be expanding upon here in my blog. I don’t want it to be all about pictures of yoga poses. I really want to make it an informative but super fun page. Just computer challenged and have been, I repeat BEEN, in school. I will also certainly expand on video clips on my tips for getting into poses – starting foundational and progressing tips. So I welcome any suggestions!
Still in shock that I’ve gotten my license. Even though I know I worked my ass off and deserve it, I still am catching my breath.
After nearly choking to death with stress, I just found out that I passed my board exam. After a few little details, I will be an officially licensed. PTA. I am literally sitting in a Starbucks with tears of relief. This process definitely triggered stressors from my Ph.D. dissertation.
I am most grateful. Still a little shell-shocked, but super grateful.
Guess it is time to look for a job
Waiting for my results of the National Boards for becoming a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Quite a few of my classmates heard yesterday that they passed, and I’m so happy for them. Yet at the same time, I am going crazy not knowing. I slept like crap knowing that I’m about to get either really great news or something not so great whatsoever. I did NOT feel good about the exam upon exit, but I know I am devoted to becoming a great PTA. I*WILL* get savvy in the conditions commonly seen an orthopedic setting (I really don’t want to work in an acute care or retirement home). But I really need this license so I can move on with life and get said job. It has been icky not making a contribution to the bank account
Some fun pictures from yesterday. I sort of love the cloud formations in these shots. Namaste and blessings dear reader.
I am organizing computer files and came across this one. It was inspired by a homework assignment. On Stretching – one of my most favorite topic. It’s a rather dorky video, but I offer it to Cyberspace. I might just have to revisit this one. Stretching in the BEST! Namaste!
Just watched YouTube Video of Prince Singing at the SuperBowl
Man, that dude was truly a Prince. Still so sad his candle burned out so soon. I’m quite certain the legend had way more to add to the Music Genome. I’m not sure if this link will remain live; I’ve had troubles with his videos before.