While working with them it is my desire to mentor and encourage them to strive for greatness in all areas of life, not just in their sport alone. It is my belief that athletics can easily become a student’s identity and when injuries occur many athletes are faced with the question of who they are and where they fit in. In these cases, I believe that I will be able to help them overcome their physical injuries through rehabilitation exercises and therapeutic modalities but I hope to support them through those struggles that are so common among student athletes. All in all, this is my life’s purpose and I hold strongly to the fact that I will begin to see it unfold as I start my graduate studies at Tarleton State University in the fall of
As a result, I have suffered several minor injuries, including a concussion that required treatment. I have seen many orthopedic doctors and physical therapists over the years and had the opportunity to volunteer and later work with PT Solutions, a physical therapy clinic while in high school. All of my experiences with these medical professionals sparked my interest in pursuing a career in medicine. My goal is to one day become an orthopedic surgeon and focus on treating athletes. This career combines my passion for helping others and working alongside athletes. While this goal will take time to accomplish, I believe my investment in the Athletic Training program at UGA will allow me the opportunity to do what I love for a
Currently attending the University of Dubuque, this bright-eyed young man found himself falling in love with the health wellness and exercise science program. Dreams of being able to work with the NFL or NBA as a professional physical therapist. Keeping his head on right is allowing him to successfully get through his first semester strong and well-balanced. With his background in football itself, he knows the ins and outs of what makes a person who is an athlete tick. Being able to aid someone who is hurt,
On September 6, 2017, I were documented for an incident that involved a University Housing policy violation. I was charged with violating the University Housing Alcohol 1.2 policy. With my violation, came consequences. I met with The Residence Conduct Coordinator to discuss my actions and came to the conclusion that I would have to schedule a meeting with The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC) and with that, a reflection paper.
I was practicing at my competitive cheerleading gym, when my life was unexpectedly turned upside down. While performing a back walkover back handspring, there was a loud “pop” as I hyperextended my right elbow, tearing both my muscle and my ulnar collateral ligament. I promptly sunk to my knees and began sobbing. The next thing I knew, I was laboriously working through physical therapy at NASA Bone & Joint Specialist instead of relaxing at the beach. This unexpected injury would manifest to be a significant
Since my knee had not recovered within a few days, I was referred to a sports medicine doctor by the school’s trainer. By the end of my first appointment, he concluded that my knee was not sprained, but my lateral meniscus had been torn. While this was an uncomplicated, simple repair, he stated that I would still be unable to play sports for a few weeks. Disappointed, my mother and I scheduled my next appointment; the next visit held multiple x-rays, tests, and examinations of my injury. About two weeks later, the doctor discovered that there were more issues than just a torn meniscus; in addition, my anterior cruciate ligament, the main knee tendon, had ruptured into several pieces. Fighting back tears, I thought my life and athletic career
I didn’t know what I was going to study or what my plans for the future were. I began speaking with a variety of professionals in areas such as healthcare and business. During my pursuit of finding a career path I decided to observe a physical therapist as well as a physical therapist’s assistant at Northwest Ohio Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. While observing, I was able to view the physical therapist work with a diverse group of patients. One patient was a young athlete working towards rehabilitating a knee injury. Although this particular patient helped gain my interest in physical therapy, there was another patient that genuinely opened my eyes to the importance of physical therapy as a profession. This patient was a middle aged woman who had been in a car accident and had shattered multiple bones spanning from her foot up to her hip on one side of her body. When I met her, she had been working with physical therapists for months and was just beginning to get comfortable walking short distances. Meeting this woman changed my perception of the profession, and after these observations I decided physical therapy was what I ultimately wanted to do with my life. I began contemplating how I could use my strengths and make a difference in this career. Hopefully, from my knowledge of science obtained from the exercise science curriculum I would be able to develop new methods of
Since I was small I’ve always loved sports and playing doctor, but not a doctor in a hospital, more like a doctor who loved to be around sports. Growing up I didn’t know that there was a “sports doctor”. I only remembered seeing men or sometimes women with large black bags who paced the sideline on Friday night football games. By using Mississippi Choices, the internet, a book from the library, and a personal interview, I discovered what a Physical Therapist does and interesting facts about becoming a Physical Therapist.
As our bodies collided mid-air, I couldn’t dictate exactly how I would fall on the rugby pitch that winter day during my freshman year. I landed hard on my right arm as the players over and around me continued the play. As the game drew to a close, the pain in my arm increased. My physician, Dr. Moran, explained what he saw with an easy smile. I had fractured my wrist. As a former college basketball player and orthopedic surgeon, he’d seen this injury many times. As my mind raced with thoughts of how I was going to deal with the injury and school, Dr. Moran remained calm. For him, it was less about the reconstruction of my hand, although it was important, but preserving my livelihood as best as possible after treatment. Even though I struggled
Beginning as a young child, I have dreamed of becoming the next great sports star. Baseball, basketball, football, soccer; it did not matter what sport; I just wanted to be great. Unfortunately, due to some athletic limitations, this dream soon became very unrealistic. However, my thirst for fulfilling my life’s goal has not been quenched. I just would have to find another way to accomplish such a fantasy. Coupling my love of sports with a natural inclination to help others, I soon came across the profession of sports medicine as what I wanted to do with my life. Sure, I might never score the game-winning touchdown or hit a buzzer beater, but I can still be the star, just behind the scenes, helping athletes that have been injured. Alabama,
Tyler’s primary motivation pattern is teaching, training and guiding. During Tyler’s junior year of high school he tore is meniscus during wrestling season. He had to undergo surgery and extensive physical therapy. He eventually re-tore his meniscus a year later and had to return to physical therapy. He genuinely enjoyed the atmosphere of physical therapy and also was infatuated by the job of a physical therapist.
College provided me with a unique experience that has shaped the direction I hope to take my medical career. Throughout my life I’ve been a student-athlete, college was no exception as I maintained a starting point guard position throughout my college career. Frequently being amongst injured athletes and having suffered injuries myself, I observed doctor’s create different procedures and therapy plans to rehabilitate ailments suffered by athletes. Suddenly, a thought crossed my mind as I finished rehabbing my injured shoulder one afternoon. As I stood there, catching my breath, I envisioned how serviceable I’d be by merging my athletic experience with medical training. Born and raised in a state like Texas that is heavily involved in sports,
The doctor walks over to the table. In the background, you can hear the minimal sound of the television. “Okay. Well, I have some bad news. The MRI showed an Anterior Cruciate Ligament tear.” speaks Dr. Anderson. “Will I ever be able to do gymnastics again or even go to the Olympics?” sniffles Zoella. “I believe it is possible only if you believe in yourself and fight to get back to the level that you once were. It’s not going to be easy, but not everything goes as planned. You did not want this to happen, but many athletes sustain injuries that hold them back for weeks, months, years or even for the rest of their lives. I would like set up an operating room to get you into surgery right away.” explains the doctor. “Okay, thank you for everything you have done so far. I’m just scared, you know? I’m scared that I won’t be able to do what I love just because of an injury.” states Zoella. “Yes, definitely normal to feel the way you are right now. I just received information that an operating room has just opened so I would like to get you in there to make this process go faster. Well, goodbye and I will see you right before the procedure.” farewells Dr. Anderson. Zoella hopes that she will bounce back quickly from this injury to make her dream a
In our world today, there are a variety of different techniques used to help students fully understand and be more engaged in a topic. We all have our own interest and opinions that can be based off of how we were raised and even how society can persuade us to believe in things. With such a diverse world, it is not uncommon to have multiple ways in which we prefer to read, write, and comprehend what we are learning. Some of us may take an interest in reading and writing, while others may completely disagree because they feel it’s not meaningful to them or they don’t care enough to take the time to pursue an interest in it.
Since the beginning of the semester, my writing has changed and evolved to accommodate and sustain longer essays. With longer essays, there is more room for in-depth analysis. Further analyzing a topic has led me to findings that I did not know existed. As I continue to write, I uncover addition and superior methods to approach my writing to the benefit of me and therefore, my audience. Throughout the semester, I have incorporated techniques to further my narrative throughout my writing.