This week A LOT happened.. starting off on Wednesday with imaging and radiology where I finally finished my hours. I was about to see a tibial plateau fracture with and ACL and meniscal tear, the man has biking, walking his dog and fell off the bike. Unlike before most of the images were of the knee, before it was a mixture of the brain and spine. On Thursday the AT program was able to join ETSU in the cadaver lab. That lab was the second one I had been to. They are one of the coolest things we can see as students because you actually get to experience how the muscles look in real life, unlike in the pictures, the muscles look like turkey and beef jerky. One of my most favorite things was being able to see the aorta down the spine. When thinking about the heart I really thought that the aorta did not traveled that far in the body. We were able to see many different bodies and look inside the joints. We were able to see inside the hip as well as the shoulder and knee. Inside the knee we were able to see the menisci and PCL. Inside a hip was a hole on the top of the femoral head, we thought maybe the man had had a hip replacement, but the student in the lab with us said that it was maybe where a vein commented to the bone for a blood supply. I never thought that the bones had anything connected to them. The cadaver lab is one of the best experiences any students can have because it is the ultimate hands on experience. On Friday, I was able to finish my hours for PT, I was able to experience with a PT whose patients ranged from 9-75. The younger girl was having patella-tracking issues; she warmed up on the bike for 10 minutes then did some strengthening exercises. Next was an older woman about the age of 70, she had a total knee replacement in November and had three weeks left in rehab, she was treated the same as the 9 year old, starting off with the bike. She has doing better but not to 100%, she believed she was at 90%, she was having problems was extension as well as walking with her foot in a natural position. And Finally IT’S BRISTOL BABY! Saturday was not bad we only had two rain delays in the first races and cancelled the second race after around 90 laps due to rain. Then on Sunday, the drivers were not able to get on the track due to rain, they postponed the race until Monday.
I was able to have a meeting with Brianne and DC so I was about to get around 80 masteries this week.