ESP alumna reflection
Aside from the fact that the human body and how it functions is extremely interesting, as physiotherapists we get to help and heal people in a meaningful way. I especially reflected on this during this year’s World PT Day, of which the theme was mental health. Mental health is important to me because I realize: there is no health without mental health!
Physiotherapy in mental health
PT’s often work with people who might suffer depression or anxiety alongside their injuries or chronic health issue
PT’s can use exercise to help improve quality of life and wellbeing
The World Confederation of Physical Therapy made “Physiotherapy and Mental Health” the theme of the 2018 edition of World PT Day
“This is the first year I can proudly represent this great profession and all the strong, caring, intelligent colleagues I have”
- The new generation might not get to hear this from Mighty Bob, so: “there’s a correlation between how close you sit to the front and your grade in the class.
- Be proactive. Internship. Housing. Electives. Reading course manuals. Start now, start months in advance, the earlier it’s out of the way the better. It’s literally never too early to start looking into things… at the minimum, you are informed and know what to expect. This goes for life in general. I started looking for and applying for jobs 3 months before I even knew if I was graduating. I started working the week after
graduation. You can make anything happen if you’re proactive.
- At the end of 3 years you look back and realize it was all worth it, and it goes by quicker than you think! So enjoy it and make some lasting memories and friendships!
Are you Canadian and interested in ESP? Please let us know and we can connect you to some of our Canadian students and alumni!
with love, Sonia