- Perform an ERS MET to the cervical spine (I got to pick direction and segment)
- Perform the long sit/standing marcher's test
Needless to say #1 was not my strong suit. I performed #2 first. And again, my dumb luck, the results of the two tests don't match. The professor asked me what I would do. I first told him I would do a standing flexion test, but he wanted a different answer. I then said I would retest the two exams I did. Bingo. Onward to my nemesis. For the most part I did fine with this intervention. The feedback I got was my elbows could have come out more to the side. It would have made the intervention easier for me to perform. No worries, I did it and it's over. Monday we start the upper extremity. Can't wait for that.
I thought April would be a 'light' month, but turns out I will be busy. Next week I have my Neuro practical covering NDT, PNF and Task-Oriented Approach. Each Wednesday for the next 3 weeks I have to go observe/evaluate/treat a 2 year old in physical therapy for my pediatrics class. This should be interesting. Pediatrics is an area I want to run screaming from. April 30th we have a field trip to Helen Hayes Hospital and their spinal cord injury rehab department.
Then my final exams will come up sooner than later. I got the schedule emailed to me just before spring break:
- 5/10 - Ortho written final
- 5/13 - Ortho practical
- 5/17 or 5/19 - Eletrotherapy practical
- 5/17 - Neuro Practical
- 5/18 - Cardio rehab written final
- 5/18 or 5/19 - Pediatrics practical
- 5/20 - Pediatrics written final
- 5/20 - Neuro take home final due
- 5/21 - Electrotherapy written exam
Wow, come to think of it, this is coming down fast. My first final is only a month away!! It's go time!