Don’t miss Arbor Day to get your last volunteer point!! Help make the campus pretty by planting flowers.🌻🌸🌱 Tb to last years! Good memories and great people.
Keep an eye out for an email on the exact location.
Meet your new board executives of 2019-2020! From left to right:
Vice President: Eduardo
Events Coordinator: Ashlyn
Special thanks to everyone that participated in the elections! The board of 2018-2019 are grateful to be handing down our positions to a new generation of leaders. We wish you luck in the upcoming academic year starting this Fall! We will be posting closing statements from each of the former board members in the upcoming weeks as the semester comes to a close! Look forward to it!
ADVICE ON PTCAS ESSAYS📝 & WHEN TO SUBMIT APP.
Most Pre-PTs do not know that you can start on your PTCAS application months in advance, prior to the opening of it on July 5th. For the most part, the earlier you apply, the higher your chances are of getting accepted to PT school. Multiple admission counselors I have spoken to are in agreement to this. “Applying early shows how excited and ready you are for PT school, those are the type of women and men we hope to see in our program.”- Lee Atkins, DPT, ASU DPT Ambassador.
But, just because you apply later or really late *cough* Victor *cough cough* does not mean you’re not gonna get in. It is okay to wait a little bit longer if you need a retake on your GRE, need a reliable Letter of Rec. or are low in shadowing hours and need to wring them out of every day you possibly can. It worked in high school for many of us but, don’t take this as me suggesting procrastination either 🤣.
PTCAS essays are HIGLY important! They are “the interview before the interview.” Use this opportunity to reveal your passions and strengths. You have a high GPA, high GRE, lots of shadowing hours- really, that’s great. But when it comes down to it, PT schools are NOT just accepting the applicant or the numbers, they ARE accepting the person!! Prove to them how much this field means to you, unveil your characteristics and mindset that show your compassion for others, determination to reach your goals, and anything that makes you unique.
But most important of all, remember you have as many hours in a day as Beyoncé does😉 you see what she’s accomplished, you can accomplish so much too. Not saying you’re gonna be Beyoncé, but still😂 Don’t underestimate yourself and what you can get done in each day! It will add up ⚡️
Me, pre-self actualization.🥇
Did you know that I am actually a very fucking talented clinician? I am.
....and I’m obsessive with helping my patients change their life.
Just this week, as I was doing some progressive strength training with a man recovering from (B) THA, we began discussing an issue he never even THOUGHT to bring up....his urinary incontinence.
Why? Because EVERY clinician in his life (rehab professionals included), told him that with the MVA he experienced in his 20’s, and because he’s now in his 60’s, he’d need to learn to live with it. So he has. And for 40 years, he’s been going to the bathroom every 20 minutes. No exaggeration.
In a session, as we discussed the progressed lunges, RDL, GM, squats, and dynamic drills that were prescribed, he opened up about how his entire living room was soaked in urine. He was embarrassed, BUT he opened up with me about it.
We had an honest, open, and encouraging conversation about his frustrations. I modified the HEP, evaluated his pelvic floor, and prescribed some new therapeutic exercise. I ALSO LISTENED. VALIDATED. And THEN used my brain...in that order.
2 days later, the symptoms he’s dealt with for over 40 years, were 90% improved. 2 more days later, he experienced ZERO URINARY INCONTINENCE. Has been UI FREE FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK, and cried in our follow-up.
That fancy clinical ego inflating shit you think you need in order to really make a difference in someone’s life, is absolutely useless if you can’t facilitate a place for true vulnerability.
And for a long time, I was DEAD-SET on earning every single certification and credential known to man. Ask anyone who’s known me for any extended period of time.
After graduating though, I realized a few things. My patients got better with enthusiasm and with a real love for our relationship, without all the fancy letters, and my mind began to shift a little.
A few years later, my own trauma, chronic illness, and identity crisis happened, and that REALLY shifted me.
who are you outside of your credentials and do you have the guts to show that person to the people you help, but more importantly, yourself?