You Hurt Because You Are Fat

That feeling hit me like a brick.  That feeling I get when I’m asked to help a patient in the emergency department for constant unrelenting back pain and do a proper chart review only to find words like obesity, drug seeking behavior, chronic pain, moderate to severe central canal stenosis with neurogenic claudication, weakness, and neurosurgery consult.  Yes, that…

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The Gift

While contemplating what it means to be a physical therapist here in America where we are awarded merit for hard work, determination, and successful treatments, I realized this is a bit of an illusion.   Those who came before have given the knowledge and skill we possess as, physical therapists today.  The patients we are privileged to treat are not earned…

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