Opioids, Achilles guidelines, and Mindfulness

Welcome to the First Physio Weekly! Thank you for signing up for this newsletter! After years of sharing articles with friends, I've made things easier for everyone by starting an email newsletter. To be physios in the 21st century, we need to work together -- and that means sharing knowledge, spreading excellence, and learning from each [...]

Occupational and Physical Therapy, United in Serving Humanity

At the Voice of the Patient, we are dedicated to enhancing our ability as health care providers to truly listen to others and to establish a therapeutic alliance. In some cases, we can benefit from listening to the experience and mindset of other providers, such as Mandy Chamberlain. Mandy Chamberlain is an occupational therapist and the founder [...]

The 3 D’s: Dementia, Delirium, and Depression with Dr. Kenneth Miller

At the Voice of the Patient, we are dedicated to enhancing our ability as health care providers to truly listen to others and to establish a therapeutic alliance. In some cases, we can benefit from listening to the experience and mindset of other providers, such as Dr. Kenneth Miller. Dr. Miller is a physical therapist and [...]

My Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. When something is the subject of an "awareness month," I'm usually pleased at first, because I'm excited to see something like mental health in the spotlight. But wait a second. Wouldn't it be nice if mental health didn't even need awareness campaigns? By definition, every single person has "mental [...]

3 Things I Would Tell Myself Before Internships

I graduate next month. It feels surreal. I've learned so many lessons over the last three years, especially during my clinical rotations. Going out on internships during PT school is exciting, because it's time to get into the clinic and -- you know -- do therapist things. No more Scantrons, very few Powerpoints, but just as [...]

Voice of the Patient with Gabriela Nunez

In the most recent episode of the Voice of the Patient podcast, Gabriela Nunez discusses her experience with two ACL reconstructions and the rehabilitation process following those surgeries. Gabriela Nunez is a 3rd year DPT student at the University of Florida, who enjoys working with all ages and conditions ranging from athletic injuries to chronic [...]

“Where there is despair, hope.”

"I never thought I would walk again." These words left me speechless. During an internship in an inpatient rehabilitation facility, I had been working with someone who recently underwent a transfemoral amputation. He was in a motor vehicle accident that nearly killed him. We worked through many periods of frustration and pain during our physical [...]