• Last Day of Clinic

    Posted by Caroline Alexandre on 5/11/2018 8:00:00 AM

    On the last day of clinic, I was placed in outpatient P.T with my two friends, Nya and Jermaine. This was by far the best day of clinic. At first we did the regular stuff like cleaning down equipment and folding towels. Then, we were set on a mission to get snacks downstairs in the basement.  We went and accomplished the mission on time. We had to get 10 of each. By the time we were done, it was time to leave. I learned alot in clinic and had the chance to apply what I learned in class.

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  • Shelby Story

    Posted by Caroline Alexandre on 3/20/2018

    Not only was Shelby’s story motivational but it was also inspirational. I learned that it doesn’t matter how hard life gets, I should never give up. As a future college student, regardless of the obstacles and challenges that come my way, I will continue to accomplish my goals. Shelby taught me “Love the life you live, live the life you love”. I realized that life is too short. Anything can happen, but I still need to live my life. Staying positive through all hardships is extremely important. If Shelby can conquer surviving cancer and surviving a heart transplant while young, I can do it all. It just takes dedication. To summarize Shelby’s story, I just need to have the right amount of confidence and a great support system in order to succeed.

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  • Third Week of Clinic

    Posted by Caroline Alexandre on 3/16/2018

    This week in clinic, I was placed in O.T inpatient. Soon I entered they told me to make a prepare a hot pack for them. I went around and asked questions. One of the patients had a stroke. The stroke impacted his walking. He now has a foot drag. The therapist wraps his foot which was a "dorsiflexion assist". He practiced walking using a hemi-cane. I followed him with a wheelchair just in case he falls back. Another patient had the flu. The flu affected her nervous system. This created a walking issue. The exercise recommended was to to ab-adduction using therabands. She had to do 3 sets of 10. The day came to an end at 9:45

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  • Second Week of Clinic

    Posted by Caroline Alexandre on 3/16/2018

    I entered the second week of clinc with an idea of what i should expect to see. In O.T inpatient, the patients came in at 9:05. I introduced my self to the patients and asked what happened to them. One of the patients had genuvalgum (knock knee). She fell and had a knee fracture. The exercises that were recommened were to do 3 sets of 10 of hip strengthing exercises. I also learned their lingo. LR means ladies room. TBI means traumatic brain injury.  I also asked the PTs questions about college and what i classes they recommend me to take. It was a very infromational clinic day.

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  • First Week of Clinic

    Posted by Caroline Alexandre on 3/9/2018 9:00:00 AM

    On the first day of clinic, I was placed in O.T inpatient. I was nervous and felt like i shouldn't participate. I thought maybe if I just sat and observed then I'll be alright. At first, it was slow and starting to get boring. But then I learned that one of the PTs name was Carole. So I decided to introduced myself, being that my name is Caroline. I learned a whole lot in our 10 min coversation. The reason behind it being so slow was because all the patients start their theapy at 9:00. Prior to therapy, they are in the process of showering and getting ready for the day. I decided to shadow Carole, as she cared fo the first patient. This patient had macular degeneration. "Macular degeneration is a mixture of glaucoma and cataracts." says Carole. The patient was having trouble seeing the food on her plate. Carole placed a black plate,yellow spoon, and pieice of paper on the plated. She asked the patient to pick the piece of paper up and with the spoon and it worked. When it time to move on to the other patients, it was already time to leave. I left the clinc with a gist of how my weeks will look like.

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