Friday, March 7, 2008
A Great Moment as a PT (in training)
I had an experience today that has gotten me even more super jazzed to be a PT than I already have been. I have begun working with an individual with C6 incomplete tetraplegia (quadraplegia). He had a crazy freak accident whereby a wooden stair broke underneath him and he fell about 18 feet to the ground. He has been recovering well and his motivation level reminds of a level of intensity as an Olympian. He took his first steps today since his accident. He took about 8 steps in the parallel bars; afterwards the energy and emotion emanating from the patient was amazing. Now I feel that I've gotten a snippet of why physical therapist turnover at Craig Hospital is near nil. I feel great! Can't wait to continue to help others who need a physical therapist to help them achieve their goals!
Posted by Johnny May at 4:25 PM