Neuro, Destressing, lions and tigers and bears

Caption: Julie is having way too much fun in today’s neuro class. Everyone else is enjoying it as well. Emily isn’t, but that’s okay because she is sick.
I was nice to myself today. I got up and wrote on a note “I will de-stress. I will work out today and I will be in a good mood”. I then “let it all go” and put it in a jar. I went to school in a good mood for the first time in a long time.

We had neuro (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation or something, I am too lazy to look up the title), then Pathology. We were given the easiest take-home test in the world, it was somewhat of an insult to our intelligence. I was done in way less than 30 minutes. But I’m not complaining, I have enough on my plate that I don’t need to add on massive Pathology tests to that.

Then I had 30 minutes to eat before I met Stephanie to work on our VALPAR presentation (an industrial rehab work sample assessment), then meet my community initiative leadership group to discuss our group paper, then met my research group along with the mentors to discuss the Tai Chi project, then worked out, then came home and treated myself to reading gossip online for about 20 minutes without feeling guilty.

I have about seven different things I’m working on right now, including a question on how the Motor Skill Acquisition Frame of Reference can apply to a hemiplegic child, some goals for a child with developmental dyspraxia, an occupational therapy evaluation form for a book character (I think I’m doing Temple Grandin), working on my ASD app, etc etc.

It’s 8:30pm and I am going to give my work another hour max, before GOING TO BED BEFORE TEN PM FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ABOUT A THOUSAND YEARS. I’m totally turning off my phone since typically I’m up past midnight and fellow students will call me at midnight.

Check out the therapeutic handling lab video I put down below.
The picture today is from our Neuro lab when we were discussing different movement patterns and how they can be used therapeutically in OT. More to come on that later.

Some future blog posts in the works:
*”Playing” vs “working” (how others perceive occupational therapists)
*Prioritizing – Type A+ people in grad school.
*AAC Lab, VALPAR, more about Ribcage handling too

Sep 21, 2007 | Category: Occupational Therapy | Comments: 2

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