My Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental health awareness

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 … Read more

Voice of the Patient with Gabriela Nunez

The Voice of the Patient

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 … Read more

“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 … Read more