• I write this blog post to illustrate my progress/improvement in my abilities as a physical therapy student and soon to be physical therapist. The first tool I will discuss is called Professional Behaviors […]

  • Behavioral Objectives

    After the first week, the student will be able to assess UE and LE strength necessary for ambulation at the time of the initial evaluation w/ minimal assistance from the CI
    While […]

  • Thinking back on my 1st year in PT school, I can say that I’m proud of how much I accomplished. I didn’t get much of a break after my senior year of undergrad and felt kind of burnt out starting grad school, but I […]

  • guseinove posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    Kurt,
    I agree with you on that honesty and altruism are very important values to have as a physical therapist. Altruism was one of my top values too. It makes sense why altruism is such a common value among physical therapists since we care so much about helping people get better and live pain free lives.

  • guseinove posted a new activity comment 1 year, 4 months ago

    Hey Jahan,
    I definitely agree with you on the need to balance our values in order to effectively work well with others. I also got altruism as one of my top 3 values. I agree that with the time and financial constraints in today’s healthcare system, it is difficult to go above and beyond and provide max amount of services to clients.

  • During a professional development course in my first year of PT school, we completed an activity that ranked a list of personal values to determine which 3 values were most important to me. I found that my top 3 […]

    • Emir –
      This is another insightful post. Your description of when you hold back vs fully engage in a values based discussion is telling. Having the ability to assess your audience and the situation accurately is key to adapting to the needs of your patient. It is worthwhile to size up the risks and benefits of a values based conversation and then decide how to respond. You may find some patient situations / conversations that justify sharing your thoughts even when they are in conflict with those of your patient. However, in casual conversation I would agree totally that a restrained approach and a tone of neutrality is key!
      Good work!
      SES

  • My personalty type is classified as Introverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving (ISFP).  My focus on dealing with issues is based on an internal system of how I feel about those issues. Secondarily, I would use my 5 […]

    • Emir – Your post demonstrates that you have given thought to and have an understanding of your preferences. It also provides the reader insight into who you are. Thanks for a thoughtful reflection.
      SES