In January 2013, my editor’s note focused on my involvement with feeding the homeless, as part of my social consciousness, over the holidays. Toward the end of that note, I asked the question: “What had other physical therapists done that was outside the box and that left a positive […]
Earlier this fall my son injured his shoulder while playing football, and I had to take him for an arthrogram. As a physical therapist, I have a good understanding of the procedure and what it is designed to show, or hopefully, not show in his case.
Having had the procedure […]
It has been my habit since I started teaching to turn the TV on as low background noise while grading my students’ papers. This seems to increase my focus and efficiency.
Several weeks ago, I turned the TV on to prepare to grade my students’ most recent essays. I flipped […]
Last Father’s Day, while playing tennis with my father, a 7-year-old boy approached me to ask if he could have a tennis ball to play with. I said yes and told him to choose whichever ball he liked. As he started to pick up a ball, he stopped and […]
During a recent trip to South Florida, I had dinner in a local restaurant, soaking in the culinary flavors of Miami. Seated in a booth, I couldn’t help but overhear the lively conversation of six “mature and experienced” ladies at the table next to me. Their mannerisms and interactions […]
Recently, I worked with a group of foreign-trained physical therapists preparing to sit for their licensing exams. They had been in the U.S. for only a short time. What was revealed during our interactions was quite interesting. They have the same desires and aspirations that I had (and still […]