Why do I write?
I think – I search – I process – I write – I learn – I change…..
Everyday in my clinical and teaching practices, I pause and reflect on what I am doing and why.
I am often challenged or baffled by new and unique situations or even common occurrences that I wonder if I can handle differently and get better outcomes. Parents often ask me excellent questions…that sometimes I can’t answer…..
So, I think and reflect, I search for additional resources or expertise, I process what I have learned, and intentionally integrate new information into my daily job as a clinical specialist in pediatric physical therapy. Hopefully, I edge toward better care and best outcomes for the children and families I serve and with the students and therapists I teach and mentor.
This blog is part of my processing, writing as I question, learn, and share with others: families and caregivers, my colleagues, and others who care for and about children and disabilities.
My goals for this blog:
- To improve the lives of children with neuromotor, musculoskeletal impairments and their families through the art and science of intentional, thoughtful clinical decision making and practice
- To facilitate respectful professional discussions
- To curate resources for therapists and families/caregivers on specific topics of interest
- To consider current research and how it impacts our clinical practice and teaching
- To design useful resources for families and therapists