That Time I Observed a Japanese Day Rehab

During my recent travel to Japan, I had the amazing opportunity to shadow a Japanese day rehab. While I had emailed the World Confederation of Physical Therapy and the Japanese Physical Therapy Association months prior to my trip to Japan, I found it was difficult to get much of a response to set up aContinue reading “That Time I Observed a Japanese Day Rehab”

Love, Pray, Eat… Or Something Like That: Bali

Ahh Bali, my final destination on this short journey! Well, except I did return to Japan after, but that’s another story. Bali was certainly the “pray” part of my trip. My flight left Thailand around 10 PM, leaving me with a 5 hour layover in Singapore throughout the night. Upon arrival, I tried to findContinue reading “Love, Pray, Eat… Or Something Like That: Bali”

Love, Pray, Eat… Or Something Like That: Thailand

Okay, so I was kind of going to claim Japan as my “Eat” category, but if I’m going to be honest, I ate so much EVERYWHERE. No shame, I couldn’t help it! I am going to classify Thailand as the “Love” because I 1) loved it here and 2) felt so much love from allContinue reading “Love, Pray, Eat… Or Something Like That: Thailand”

Love, Pray, Eat… Or Something Like That: Japan

Hi everyone! Recently I took my first solo travel trip abroad. I learned some amazing things and have some great stories from this trip that I thought I’d share with others! Of course, there are plenty of other stories, but I’ll just highlight some significant ones here, starting with Japan! So for a start, IContinue reading “Love, Pray, Eat… Or Something Like That: Japan”

To Fly or Not to Fly?

Hi everyone! **updated January 2018** In an effort to assist with future flight recommendations for others as well as myself, I am working on creating an ongoing list of different airlines I have taken, when I flew with them, and how the flight went. I hope this helps in your travel endeavors! JetStar Japan-2018: ComparedContinue reading “To Fly or Not to Fly?”

The Safe Way to Improve Your Shoulder Flexibility: A Self-Study

As many people may know, I recently began participating more in yoga. One of my goals in 2016 was first to run a half-marathon, and then to get more flexible (and do a cool handstand with the sunset in the background like one of those super cool yogis). While we are taught in physical therapyContinue reading “The Safe Way to Improve Your Shoulder Flexibility: A Self-Study”

Young, But Not Invincible

“You can’t have that, you’re too young.” A phrase I have heard all too often. Granted, some of the time I, along with many others are just being a hypochondriac (that’s what happens when you learn a lot of pathologies in PT school). That being said, I feel this phrase needs to be abolished. TheContinue reading “Young, But Not Invincible”

The Benefits of Resistance Training at All Ages

It’s true: The age of bodybuilding, strength training, Crossfit, and overall “meatheads” is upon us. To most people, when you think of this, you think of your typical college aged male and female well into a person’s 40s, which, of course, it appears that for this age group, resistance training is becoming more and moreContinue reading “The Benefits of Resistance Training at All Ages”