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Athletic Training Stuff

April 23, 2013

 Contributed by Brad Fuller

 

This month in my athletic training life, I have been doing my physical therapy rotation and my general medical rotation with Dr. Swick. Each of these off campus observations last two weeks. I really enjoyed my time at Reconstructive Orthopedics in Fairfield, Ohio. While there I was able to observe PTs and PTAs, see how their role fits in with the larger Mercy Health System, and learn a few new tips about rehab. My goal after completing my athletic training degree at Wilmington College is to pursue physical therapy.
I am currently in the middle of my general medical rotation with Dr. Swick at Main Medical in Wilmington. A huge advantage of this rotation for me is that the facility is only a 15-minute walk or a four-minute bike ride away from campus. Although going into family practice is not necessarily something I am interested in, I was surprised at how many orthopedic injuries are presented in this setting. It is also interesting to see all of the other patients and their various reasons for seeing the doctor.

Now Listening:
Iron & Wine – Ghost on Ghost
(Nonesuch; 2013)
http://www.last.fm/music/Iron+&+Wine?ac=iron+and

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Great Vibes

April 08, 2013

I cannot wait for local berries this summer

I cannot wait for local berries this summer

 Contributed by Brad Fuller

 

Today is one of my favorite days of the year. Its not the fact that its April 8, it just happens to be the day when everyone started coming outside again. While walking around campus, you see people everywhere doing things they love; running, biking, tossing a football or baseball, Frisbee, KanJam, cornhole, you name it. While it’s an exciting time to be on campus, there are also associated challenges. Everyone I know (including myself) is really looking forward to summer, making focusing on schoolwork difficult. When it is 70 degrees and sunny after a long winter, it is very hard to choose time in the library over time outside. You would think that I would be getting better at making these decisions, but unfortunately I am not. Even now after I have been outside for a couple hours, I am still attempting to put of homework. Oh well, that’s what the time after sunset is for, right?

btw new album from Stockholm based The Knife = really good. 

Now listening:
The Knife – Shaking the Habitual
(Mute / Brille / Rabid; 2013)
http://www.last.fm/music/The+Knife?ac=the%20knife

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Busy weekend

April 07, 2013

Thanks to http://growingupveg.blogspot.com/2011/04/vegan-naan-bread.html for the photo of Naan Bread!  Copy and paste the link to make a vegan version of Naan Bread!

Thanks to http://growingupveg.blogspot.com/2011/04/vegan-naan-bread.html for the photo of Naan Bread! Copy and paste the link to make a vegan version of Naan Bread!

 

Contributed By: Lynnea Kraft

            This past weekend was full of activities.   Friday night I was on duty in The Commons. That means I that I had to periodically check the apartment grounds from 9pm until 1 am.  (For those of you who are new to my blog, I am a Resident Assistant in Friends Hall and that means that I have to be on duty sometimes.)  Thankfully, there was nothing too major going on except for Family Weekend, so the apartments were pretty quiet.  Once duty was over, I headed for bed to be ready for Saturday.

            The Columbus Crew professional soccer team played their home opening game Saturday. Earlier in the week I had procured tickets from APB (Activities Programming Board) for only 1$! Normally these tickets run around $30.  Around 3pm Crew fans piled into a campus van and headed to the stadium.   Around 7pm the game ended at a 1-1 tie.  Although we did not get to celebrate a win, students enjoyed fellowship and time off campus.

            A Sunday afternoon lunch with the International Club finished off my weekend of festivities.  I and other International Club members traveled to an Indian restaurant called Knak near Cincinnati.  I ordered a dish called Lamb Panjabi. I definitely recommend it! Lamb Panjabi consisted of lamb and mixed vegetables in a tasty sauce, served along side a bed of rice.  I also ordered a side of a special bread called “naan.” Normally naan is plain, but I chose one that had nuts and raisins mixed into the batter. This was delicious as well.  Following the meal we went to Jungle Jim’s International Food market in order to purchase drinks to serve at relay for life. 

            Getting off campus can be hard sometimes, but just keep your eyes open for activity sign-ups or join a club!  The International Club is always seeking new members! Meetings are Thursdays at 12:30 in Thomas Lounge. 

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New Month Changes

April 04, 2013

Contributed by Brad Fuller

 

For the next two weeks, I will be doing my athletic training clinical hours at Reconstructive Orthopedics Physical Therapy in Fairfield, Ohio. My ultimate career goal is to go to physical therapy school, so this is an ideal rotation for me. I will also be doing more physical therapy observation over the summer continuing into fall semester as prerequisites for grad school applications. So far, I have been to this rotation twice and I am really enjoying it! I am almost certain I want to work in a clinic setting (as opposed to a school or inpatient setting). I am currently working to complete other prerequisites, which is turning out to be difficult because I waited until my senior year to do a lot of them. So if you are wanting to go to grad school for any subject here is my advice: Think Early! Begin freshman year on prerequisites you may need, because this will be the easiest time to take the classes. Also, take the harder classes first; I still need to take physics (which I consider to be a “hard class”) and I will have to take it senior year. It would have been much more manageable to take it freshman year when my course load was not as demanding.


Another good thing about this rotation is that it is located near Jungle Jim’s International Market Place. I am looking forward to going after my next set of hours next week! If you have followed my blog at all, you know that I am a vegan foodie, so places like Jungle Jim’s excite me.

Now listening:
Foxygen – We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic
(Jagjaguwar; 2013)
http://www.last.fm/music/Foxygen/We+Are+the+21st+Century+Ambassadors+of+Peace+%2526+Magic?ac=foxygen
 

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A Tidbit of Encouragement

April 02, 2013

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“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” – Charles R. Swindoll

I found this quote today and just can't seem to keep it to myself.  There are so many situations in my life right now that I can apply this to.  I would like to keep this perspective when things start to get tough.  We just have to start looking at them in a different light.  

For the month of April, a few friends and I are setting little weekly goals for self-betterment. We all need support and enouragement from time to time. Its part of a healthy lifestyle. Whether you find inspriation in a church, a book, a classroom, a walk around the campus Bell Tower, or listening to music - use the inspiration to fuel a new task or complete an old one.   This quote was my inspiration for the day and now it will be my mantra for the whole month of April!   Stay Strong completing this last month of class!

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