The following is a guest post by Susan Ito, a home health physical therapist who resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a writer and teaches writing in the MFA programs at Mills College and Bay Path University.
We all wear many hats in life. For me, this includes wearing many hats in my professional life. One of the things that first attracted me to the field of physical therapy was the variety of skills needed in the
It was so painful that I couldn’t walk the Esplanade in Boston with my friends—I had to sit on the bench and wait for them to return. We had to forego our plan of exploring Beacon Hill (up and down
I love mountains! The Dolomites of Italy have always had a special place in my heart and soul. I first traveled to the Italian Dolomites after completing my Masters in Physical Therapy. To prepare, my husband Alan and I met
Happy Birthday to me! I had the pleasure of celebrating my 50th birthday on a cruise with eight other women in the western Caribbean. While I was on that cruise, I was totally surprised with how slowly some people walk.
We are part of the healthcare system. We help our patients “fix” the problem in their body. We aim for measurable goals: strength, range-of-motion, distance, speed, repetitions, 0-10 pain scale. Quantifiable goals. And we also recognize that sometimes we
We’re celebrating 15 great years together as an independent physical therapy practice. Thank you all for your support every step of the way, and for the community spirit you’ve built with us through the years. Read more about our story,
A few years ago, sometime around an “important” birthday, I became more serious about running. It coincided with our move to Webster, when I discovered that my neighbor and I had common goals around wanting to get fit and healthy,
A young resident at the University of Michigan Hospitals, where I worked many years ago, came to me after suffering a whiplash injury in a car accident. He was in considerable pain—to the point that even wearing a scarf around
I can remember being a kid and spinning in a tight circle my front yard ’til I fell to the ground and watched as the sky would spin violently above me. At that age, I thought that I was some