Throw the blog a bone…
I swear I have not forgotten your existence, oh bloggety blog. The real world isn't much fun – I much prefer the student world – but I do still love OT. I just wish I didn't have to go to work 40 hours a week, lol. I want to go back for my PhD in a few years I think.
I'm learning to think on my toes….sometimes I help out in inpatient and I get thrown things were I am like are you KIDDING ME? lol. But it's good pratice and everyne is helpful. I am just a cautious person! I'm still striving daily to be a FUNctional OT and not just a coney, but some days I definitely find it more difficult than others. I can't wait to get certified in modalities. It's not fun to go put an icepack in a pillowcase and wait for someone else to slap it on the pt when I know exactly what to do and just am not allowed to do it! I also would like to take a few basic neuro and ortho cases. I need to watch the PT do some shoulder stuff as well. I've got a lot to learn, yo.
I'm getting more comfortable with throwing words around like facilitation, neuromuscular re-education, PNF patterns, isometrics, blah blah blah….my school was really big on mental health and not so big on phys dys, so I feel I am very very weak in that area compared to a lot of peeps, but I learn day by day, and that's all I can ask really, is to keep learning! I bought the book Therapeutic Exercises by ummm….I forget who know, but i've talked about it before. And I am helping two friends study for the PT boards, lol….yes PT not OT. I bought the PT Exam book :X Because I get so tired of PTs talking about all this stuff I don't know about so I want to learn more about it! Distractions and oscillations and their anatomy is wayyyyyyyy better than mine.
I am so tired all the time – I don't have a lot of desire to write when I am home – too bad I can't blog from work and get paid for it, lol. Um….I love OT!
I have been playing on OTConnections slightly more. Good resource.
Okay more some other time, this was enough of a bone for now right? 🙂