Monday, January 28, 2008

Well folks, I never thought I would actually do something like this, but I've finally decided to venture into the blogosphere.

I currently practice as a facility director of an outpatient clinic near Houston, TX. I began my career in exercise science, but was gradually drawn into physical therapy. I completed my training at UTMB in 2002 and have been practicing in outpatient orthopedics from day one. I've particularly enjoyed integrating the principles of exercise and training to my practice, and have discovered a renewed passion for orthopedic manual therapy through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine.

Over the last two years, I have done quite a bit of soul-searching trying to outline the impact I would like to have on this profession. I enjoy treating orthopedic cases, teaching students in a clinical setting, and now I hope to continue giving to the profession that has added so much to my life.

My reasons for jumping into the fray are several. Firstly, I'd like to contribute to the exciting and every-growing body of knowledge in orthopedic physical therapy. So many exciting things are occurring within our profession in terms of research, clinical practice, and professional development. I think if we are able to bring our professional standing within the health care community on par with our body of knowledge, we will continue to set the standard for orthopedic rehabilitation for years to come.

I hope to make consistent additions to this blog. As this is my first attempt at blogging, please allow me to gradually refine and define the theme, topics, and general tone. My intuition tells me you will be reading quite a bit of gathered information in the form of literature reviews, clinical updates, professional issues, and sometimes just personal thoughts. Stick around and hopefully we'll all keep defining our mark on this profession.

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