I can’t believe its already October! We finished our first section (the spine) in ortho and are on to the lower extremity. Each day can feel long with class from 9-5 but it’s shocking how quickly this module has been moving. I feel like I’m going to blink and suddenly we’ll be on our first clinical, actually working on patients instead of our classmates.
Its been a change of pace from the switch between the spine and lower extremity but we’ve had some interesting opportunities. Last week, we worked through an inpatient lab setting for patients post-knee (TKA) and hip (THA) replacement. Our professors and some PTs and PTAs from the hospital came over and gave us advice and feedback. It was eye-opening to see the differences between how to handle rehabilitation post-TKA and THA in the hospital versus an outpatient setting.
Fall is fully here. The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are beginning to change, the air is finally crisp, and the typical fall foods/drinks are everywhere. I love it.
As with each passing month, I’ve learned to appreciate our class and the friends I’ve made here more and more. I’m so glad I get to be part of it.
Hope you’ve all been well!