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Mind-Body Connection in Physical Therapy: Integrating Mental Health Practices

Catherine Ortega, EdD, PT, ATC, OCS
We can all strive for balance with our physical, emotional, and mental health for good personal and professional outcomes. Read More

Posted 2/ 2/24



Setting Yourself Up for Success in PT School

Sonya L. Irons, PT, DPT, CCS
Work life balance. Three little words that enter the conversation in physical therapy (PT) school. Read More

Posted 1/19/24



Setting Yourself Up for Success in PTA School

Sonya L. Irons, PT, DPT, CCS
What can you do as a PTA student to initiate strategies that will help you stay engaged for the long-term to provide quality care? Read More

Posted 1/19/24



Mastering Time: Effective Time Management in Physical Therapy School

Scott Burns, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Balancing academic commitments with clinical experiences while maintaining a semblance of personal life can be overwhelming, but with the right str... Read More

Posted 12/19/23



Tips For Effective Time Management in PTA School

Scott Burns, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Explore essential tips for effective time management that will help you excel academically, perform well in clinical settings, and maintain a healt... Read More

Posted 12/19/23



Navigating Clinical Education Experiences

Sonya L. Irons, PT, DPT, CCS
The goal for the student is to gain direct clinical experience during these CEEs to prepare for an entry-level career as a PT or PTA. CEEs are part... Read More

Posted 11/27/23



Preparing for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE)

Sonya L. Irons, PT, DPT, CCS
When you first start to prepare for a comprehensive exam of this magnitude, it is normal to feel overwhelmed. You may have more questions than answ... Read More

Posted 11/10/23



Day in the Life (Part II): Physical Therapist with Board Certification in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy

Sonya L. Irons, PT, DPT, CCS
Dive into typical evaluation and intervention strategies for the cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy population. Read More

Posted 11/ 2/23



A Day in the Life (Part I): Physical Therapist with Board Certification in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy

Sonya L. Irons, PT, DPT, CCS
Based on my experience in both acute care and IRF settings, I strive to provide insights into the intricacies of a clinical schedule, highlighting ... Read More

Posted 10/26/23



Choosing to Specialize in Physical Therapy

Sonya L. Irons, PT, DPT, CCS
You might be asking yourself, “Is it worth it to pursue a specialty certification?” To answer this question, it requires reflection on your interes... Read More

Posted 10/12/23



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