I've been having a good time interacting with the interesting folks on the SomaSimple website while staying a little more grounded with my roots on planet earth via the folks on RehabEdge. If you are a PT and interested in some spirited debate and good conversation, feel free to join us and let us hear from you.
Later this month I will be bringing in two physical therapy students for a six-week orthopedic rotation. My typical approach to students is the learn-on-the-fly model with very little structured sessions. After reading a post on a PT student's website, I have decided to take a much more proactive approach to the clinical experience. While I'm only in the early stages of planning, I hope to include:
- Specific learning objectives
- Weekly lectures
- Regular literature reviews
- Case presentations
These are things that will undoubtedly increase the demand on the students' attention and focus. I think the end result will be a better learning experience for them and offer me a chance to continue the process of reevaluating my approach to managing my patients....everybody wins.
If you have a novel approach to your students in the clinic, I want to hear from you as well. In my next blog, I will review some exciting literature I've been reading on the issue of OA following menisectomy and its possible relationship with distance running. See you next time!