I Spent 24 Hours in a Wheelchair for Class and It Did Not Go As Planned

Trigger warning: eating disorders, disability Below is an assignment I submitted in response to a 24-hour wheelchair experience in my PT Interventions course. We were expected to spend 24 hours in a wheelchair to see that even that amount of time cannot begin to show us what it's like to use a wheelchair long-term. The … Continue reading I Spent 24 Hours in a Wheelchair for Class and It Did Not Go As Planned

How to Import PowerPoints and Set Up OneNote for Effective Note-Taking

Hey, readers! I was asked via my Instagram page to do a tutorial on how I set up my OneNote for PT school. So, I bring you...my OneNote set-up for PT school! I use OneNote every day for class lectures, research meeting notes, blog planning, life organization, and more. Let's jump right into it: HOW … Continue reading How to Import PowerPoints and Set Up OneNote for Effective Note-Taking

Can I Have A Personal Trainer and Still Be #BodyPositive?

Trigger warning: eating disorders, depression, anxiety, exercise/fitness  Last week, I put up an Instagram story to share that I was off to my first workout with my new personal trainer. I know that might not sit well with everyone in the eating disorder recovery/body positive community- why hire just one more person to tell me … Continue reading Can I Have A Personal Trainer and Still Be #BodyPositive?

5 Things To Do If You Don’t Get Into PT School

You’ve written essays, submitted transcripts, and forwarded GRE scores. Now on to the tedious waiting game. After months of habitually checking your e-mail, the answers arrive… “…we regret to inform you that we are unable to offer you admission at this time….” ”….due to the competitive applicant pool…” “…we wish you luck with your future … Continue reading 5 Things To Do If You Don’t Get Into PT School

5 Things You Need to Know About Eating Disorders in Muslim Communities

This post was written for the National Eating Disorders Association in honor of the 2018 NEDA Awareness Week. When I first started writing this post, my intention was to highlight how eating disorders affect the Muslim community in ways that differ from people of other faiths (or no faith). However, the more I looked into … Continue reading 5 Things You Need to Know About Eating Disorders in Muslim Communities

3 Ways to Celebrate NEDA Awareness Week from a Woman in Eating Disorder Recovery

This post is not sponsored by NEDA, but you can click here if you'd like to check out my past post for the NEDA blog!  It's NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association) Awareness Week! NEDA is working to bring awareness about the variability (in type, affected populations, outcomes) of eating disorders by providing information on their … Continue reading 3 Ways to Celebrate NEDA Awareness Week from a Woman in Eating Disorder Recovery

13 Things You’re Forgetting to Bring to Your PT School Interview (and 5 Items to Leave at Home)

all opinions are my own ;; this post was not written in conjunction with any PT program Thank You Cards + Envelopes I pack thank you cards and my favorite pen in my purse before I head to an interview. Once it's over, I go to a nearby coffee shop or to my car and … Continue reading 13 Things You’re Forgetting to Bring to Your PT School Interview (and 5 Items to Leave at Home)

Why It’s Okay to Know What Setting You Want to Go Into Before You Start PT School

Guest post by: Jasmine Marcus, PT, DPT Physical therapy and pre-physical therapy students often ask me how they can specialize within the physical therapy world. Sometimes they haven’t yet finished their pre-requisites for PT school, but already know they want to be a pediatric physical therapist, or work with a major league baseball team. Before … Continue reading Why It’s Okay to Know What Setting You Want to Go Into Before You Start PT School