My first experience observing a physical therapist, commenced in the summer of 2014. At the time, I was given the opportunity to observe a physical therapist named Jennifer Moreland. Throughout my time observing her, I began to recognize she was not just a physical therapist with her patients. Many times, she took on the role of a consoler, cheerleader, friend and supporter for her patients. Reflecting back on this, I am able to see that the primary reason she has succeeded as a physical therapist; is due to her amiable, encouraging and empathetic nature. These character traits have allowed her to do more than heal patients' musculoskeletal problems. She has also been able to heal hearts, souls and minds by cheering, supporting, listening
Interview Summary I met with Christine, an acquaintance I know through members of a twelve step program. We met for about 20 minutes over coffee. As we spoke, I asked the questions that I prepared,
She now wants to, “pay it forward.” Danielle is now the Assistant Director of Husky Sport and says that she wants to support students the way her parents supported her. She wants to have an impact on their lives and help them create and understand the value in “right relationships.” Danielle is motivated more than ever to create less disconnects in our society. She realizes the cultural deficit in our country and she wants to make it better by creating a “better understanding, better communication and better people.” She realizes there is an enormous amount of work to be done but never wants to stop being a support because her parents never did on her. She says for anyone getting ready to find a job, “find your passion and use it as a compass; be yourself, be authentic and find a place that values your opinions. It feels less like work when you love what you’re
It’s a year later and Leah loves ballet. She’s even trying to get some dance classes at her school. All of her football friends took some classes of ballet and loved it as much as Leah so now they’re in ballet too! Leah overall learned how the knowledge that her mom had versus her ignorance that knowledge is always going to win over
Imagine with me, a ballerina who dances in classical ballets with a professional company, and then “retires” to start a ballet school and mentor young dancers in order to give them training in the arts. She and her students are actively involved in serving children in inner cities and
In “Showing What Is Possible,” Jacques D’Amboise reflects on an experience when a teacher helped him discover ballet. Madame Seda helped D’Amboise fulfill his talent. With ballet, he overcame the pressure to join a gang like his friends. D’Amboise was able to become a well-known ballet dancer with help from his teachers. When it was time to retire from dancing, he started the National Dance Institute. This project enabled D’Amboise to influence his own students around the world. An influential teacher can affect one’s future by challenging pupils to move past their comfort zones, teaching them to actively control their future, and setting up an environment where they can improve together.
Overcoming Adversity: the Misty Copeland Story "Point your toes, do it again, straighten your legs!" "Turn your feet out!" "Let's go, do it right!" "One more time", these are some of the very wise words of dance teachers around the world. Misty Copeland is an inspiration to girls everywhere because she never thought she would amount to anything out of the ordinary. Misty Copeland is by far one of the most famous ballet dancers because of her humble uprising, through hard word and determination she strived to change the image of biracial women and overcoming prejudice and all the block out the haters and change the face of ballet.
Betty Marie Tallcheif was born in 1925. As a child,she would always listen to her grandmother tales about being a Osage and her heritage.She suddenly found herself as a regular Indian girl shy, calm,introverted, and obiendent. Betty Marie started ballet lessons at the age of four years old. She suddenly
“That made me feel great! I can’t even find a word for it! She’s basically like my role model. I want to meet her and talk to her and everything. I want to ask her how did she do it and what gives her motivation every day. It reminds me of how other African American girls in dance want to be just like her and I’m one of those people. It’s a struggle and there are times when you want to quit in ballet. That’s really big and really huge. I’m proud of her” she beamed.
A wrestler with no arms. A runner with no legs. A woman deep in poverty. What do these people have in common? They all had to overcome major challenges in order to reach success. The articles “The Contender” by Derek Burnett, “Paralympic Star Makes History on NBA Stage” by E. Lancaster, and “Life in the Red” by Benedict Carey show how Kyle Maynard, Blake Leeper, and Lakeisha Tuggle went through obstacles to achieve their dreams. After reading these articles about a confident Kyle Maynard, an inspirational Blake Leeper, and a resourceful Lakeisha Tuggle, one could make the choice to never give up on success, to have a positive outlook on things, and to cut out the unnecessary things in life. In turn, these strategies can help one accomplish their dreams, and to overcome obstacles so that one day the may become the person they hoped to be.
Abby Payne at Lake Travis High School claims her team is all about the show. They do football, contest, and spring show but spring show is the team’s favorite. One thing that seemed unique about her team is that they devote an entire group or the “Elite team” to preparing the dancers who want to dance collegiately. This is a great idea when you are in an area like Lake Travis because those dancers work hard in both academics and dance so they are more likely to attend prestigious schools that have excellent dance teams. It is a wonderful that Abby is taking steps to set them up for success in their future. Another thing that is interesting to me is that Abby encourages them to be in other organizations and to involve themselves in other things besides dance team so they can build their resumes. From my experience a lot of directors prefer their dancers keep the dance team as the number one priority and to not make too many other time commitments that take away from their devotion to the team. It’s very generous of Abby to allow the kids to take these opportunities to further prepare them for their future. The thing
Jaspreana Tobias, a young girl born in the vibrant city of New Orleans, Louisiana, was a child who had grew up around music and rhythm and soul. Born to a family where the last person who was not from New Orleans was born two generations ahead of her, one could
I am very involved in my community with cheerleading and understand what it is like to come from a school with limited resources. The community comes together and tries to use businesses in the town to help out everyone. This creates a loving bond and every face is recognizable. When someone in our small town is struggling, everyone feels it. I was able to recognize the hardships of a small town when I would spend time at the McGehee Family Clinic, which my grandfather, Doctor Robert L. Prosser, owned. I appreciated his inspiring work when I witnessed him helping anyone he came in contact with. As I grew older I began to understand the struggles of cancer on a deeper level. I became informed over the topic of health care and how even though people are in need they are unable to receive proper care due to lack of insurance. In my studies I hope to find a solution to this process. People should not be neglected because they are unable to afford something that is unpredictable. I will give back to the community by trying to provide help for anyone despite of who
1. Summarize the guest speaker’s presentation in ten sentences? Mrs. Hannah Lowe is a Physical Therapist at Danni Jones Physical Therapy & Wellness Lab. While she was at Louisiana Tech she started off as a Biology major. After completing two classes of biology she soon realized that wasn’t for her. Eventually she switched to Kinesiology, but she still wasn’t for sure what she wanted to do after graduating. Mrs. Lowe graduated with her bachelors in 3 years then went on to get her master in Exercise Science at Louisiana Tech as well. While getting her masters she taught a few exercise classes. The first day of her internship at Danni Jones Physical therapy she fell in love with everything about Physical Therapy and knew then that’s what she wanted
Track and Field As a track runner, it is a necessity to be relaxed yet focused and determined. When I participate in track meets or even at practices, I receive a comforting warmth just by stepping onto the track. I feel as though burdens and worries temporarily lift from my shoulders.