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Old 17-08-2011, 12:06 AM   #1
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I have been a "lurker" on Soma Simple for about 3 weeks now. I have gotten the chance to read through several threads and become familiar with some of the recommended readings on pain. I find myself visiting SS multiple times a day when I have time between patients. I am currently on my 3rd clinical and was lucky enough to be introduced to SS by my CI. As a student, I am itching to progress my knowledge base. Personally, I realize that much of the information on here will take time to read through and understand. It will also require numerous re-reading of articles and threads to fully comprehend what is presented. However, I am eager to start the journey and contribute when appropriate.

Aside from all this excitement of being introduced to a dynamic, informative, thought provoking discussion I can't help but wonder if I would have every stumbled across SS or been introduced to SS if it wasn't for my CI. What my CI has introduced me to and what SS has to offer is a bit "different" from what I have learned in school. Is that why I have never heard of it? With these thoughts and feelings in mind, all I want to do is hold a class meeting to share my experience and offer the same introduction of SS to my fellow classmates that my CI gave to me.

Another thought I have is.....How I am going to turn off my new thoughts and present thoughts that my school wants to hear? (Ie. Yes, I would provide PROM to a patient who is s/p TKA with a rating of 5/10 pain to promote an increase in flex/ext ROM. and Yes, I will prescribe prone hang to the HEP.....even though I know the research supports active ROM for facilitation of gains in ROM and has limited evidence supporting PROM.) What about when I take the board exam?

Overall, I am very thankful for my education and the skills I have aquired over the first two years of DPT school. I am even more thankful that I was introduced to the information on here. I now have access to both "trains of thought" and can sift through, comprehend/analyze, and challenge when necessary.
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Old 17-08-2011, 12:26 AM   #2
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dfbrand86, Welcome to SS.

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With these thoughts and feelings in mind, all I want to do is hold a class meeting to share my experience and offer the same introduction of SS to my fellow classmates that my CI gave to me.
That would be great, but realize that because of the cognitive dissonance this creates with many they may not want to do what you stated you are doing:
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I am itching to progress my knowledge base. Personally, I realize that much of the information on here will take time to read through and understand. It will also require numerous re-reading of articles and threads to fully comprehend what is presented. However, I am eager to start the journey and contribute when appropriate.
Hold on to that itch and keep scratching as some in the profession just choose to ignore it.
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Old 17-08-2011, 12:34 AM   #3
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Hi dfbrand86, welcome to SS. A first name would be ever so nice.
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Kory,

You are very right. My hopes are that out of 47 students in my class at least some of them will find SS as enlightening as I did.


Diane,

Sorry I should have signed my name. I introduced myself a couple weeks ago on the welcome thread. My name is Danielle Brand and I am a 3rd year PT student. My current CI Stephanie Mikoliczak introduced me to SS.


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Ah, hi Danielle! Thanks for clearing that up.
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Old 17-08-2011, 07:27 AM   #6
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Danielle,

Keep that cognative dissonance. Shoot, learn to embrace it and revel in the excitement of that twisted feeling in your guts!!

That is the itch....and it's a brilliant process watching your ideas unravel and reform as you come to understand something a little bit deeper with every new look.

And great job sticking your nose out here girl!

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Old 17-08-2011, 02:00 PM   #7
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Hi Danielle!
Yes, the burden of your new-found awareness and knowledge is that you have to keep two goals in sharp focus: passing the boards and being the most informed PT you can be. These can overlap, but alas, very rarely.
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Steph,

Thank you for all your encouragement, guidance, and williness to give me chances to succeed and struggle.

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Old 17-08-2011, 07:40 PM   #9
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awe.....ANY time.

It's my passion!

Glad to meet you and have the opportunity to guide you a bit. Hope to maintain contact as you continue to develop, personally and professionally.
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Bas Asselbergs,

You captured how I feel perfectly. Thank you for the input and I am glad to know that this feeling is a rarity.

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I am happy to report that after discussion with my peers about Soma and how it has positively impacted my PT education, as well as, made for great nights of reading, I have some peers that are very interested in becomeing a member. Keep your eyes open for new student physical therapy members of Soma from WI!
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Whoo HOOO!!!

Go Dani!

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It sounds like you're becoming less conflicted. Where in WI are you?
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I am in the Milwaukee area. I graduate next month so things are crazy but I have shared positive feeling towards Soma with many of my classmates. We are looking forward for things to calm down so we have more time to read and post!
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Welcome, Danielle. Sorry I missed your original introduction.

Someday you'll realize just how far ahead of the curve you are, and you can thank Stephanie for that.
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