Did you know that there are approximately 10,568 different sayings about time??? OK, so maybe I don’t actually know the true number of sayings, but doesn’t it seem like there could be that many?? Regardless of the actual number, one of my personal favorite sayings comes from the one and only Ferris Bueller. In the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Ferris very accurately states that “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” So true Ferris, so true. For the DPT class of 2016, life is indeed moving pretty fast. We’re two-thirds of the way through our orthopedic module, we’re starting to conclude our research projects, and we’ll be in the clinic in two months time!!
One of our professors recently pointed out to us that, just as Ferris says, sometimes we forget to “stop and look around.” And how true that is! I think that we’ve gotten so busy recently that we’ve forgotten how amazing it is that, in a relatively short timespan, we’ve come from knowing little to nothing about how to treat musculoskeletal impairments to feeling pretty confident in how to evaluate and treat someone with back pain or leg pain (arm and shoulder pain still to come!).
It’s pretty crazy to think about how fast this year has gone and equally crazy to think about all that we’ve learned in our first year! I’m sure it will only move faster as we continue on into the curriculum but a big thanks to Ferris and to our professors for reminding us to stop and take a moment to be proud of the PT’s that we’re becoming!