A New Year brings in a New Crew with New Views

2017 is a big year for many students; some are on their last semester or year of school, others are beginning their clinical rotations, and a few are starting their new leadership positions.  No matter where you are in your program, the important thing is to stay inspired, motivated and continue to learn and grow throughout your studies.

Most of you are aware that the leadership positions at sSIG have changed. A big THANK YOU goes out to last year’s leadership team.  If you’d like to learn more about this new crew, you can check them out  here. As with any new leadership teams, there will be some new ideas and changes made to the organization. Keep up to date with our happenings at this site and on our Facebook Group.

As your new website administrator, I have a fantastic year planned for you all.  I promise to provide cutting-edge content with guidance from our fellows in order to improve our clinical reasoning skills and prepare us to be leaders in the field of healthcare.  Some changes to the blog site include: increasing the frequency of posts to at least once a week, diversifying the content and allowing for more interaction between our members and the site.  Some new ideas brewing include:

  • Interactive case study series: Once a month, a case study with a body chart and subjective description will be posted.  Students will have time to review the case, submit their top three hypothesis and plan for the physical exam portion of the evaluation.  The top three responses will be chosen and then published on the blog page at the end of the week.
  • Manual Therapy Subspecialties: Have you ever wondered what all the subspecialty organizations were about?  This blog series will highlight different organizations & their approach to manual therapy; such as Institute of Physical Art, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Ola Grimsby Institute, etc.
  • Hot Topics: Featured fellows from 2016 will write a blog post of their choosing.  The topics may range from: when to do a cervical manipulation to the importance of great toe extension.  Other topics may be written by students anywhere from: tips for networking to top jokes at the clinic.
  • AAOMPT Student Local Program Highlights: We currently have 9 local student groups across the nation.  We will post blogs from these groups throughout the year to help strengthen the network of the students and the program.
  • Featured Fellows and Residency/Fellowship Posts will continued to be released each month.

As you can see we have a great year planned for all of you. This blog site wouldnt be possible without the support of its members (YOU!) and AAOMPT.  Cheers to a New Year and may it be the best year yet for everyone!

Melissa Buehler, SPT

“New Year – a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story ? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.”

― Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe

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