Wednesday, October 21, 2009


In an attempt to remember more things, I've decided to write about them. That way, the information may go through one ear and out the other, but at least it'll go to the brain as well!

Today was our first "brown bag lunch" (guest speakers are invited to share about a topic of choice). SFMA, or Selective Functional Movement Assessment is a physical exam used to detect a person's functional stability and mobility in a few quick and easy steps. Apparently it is the hot new thing; even Real Madrid is using it. The patient goes through a series of movements, each rated functional (can be completed) or dysfunctional, and with pain or w/o pain. If the patient cannot bend over and touch his toes, the PT will use a flow chart to determine if it's mobility vs. stability, and the muscles involved: hamstrings, gluts, core, etc that is the culprit. Ex: If the patient had hamstring tightness, "reciprocal inhibition" (toes on towel roll to stretch the gastroc/soleus, knees squeezing towel roll) is used to fire the quads and core, and relax the hamstrings. Miraculously! said patient now can touch his toes. Albeit, he still needed to stretch to relieve that hamstring tightness.

And voila. SFMA taught in 30 seconds. The workshops take 15 hours...maybe one of these days.

In other news, fall break just ended. With FYI & HCC, we made over 20 mini-pizza's and 300 dumplings. Food coma. :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A Poem

Carrie and Mindy surprised me right before my first anatomy written exam with their encouraging and humorous good-luck package. :)
Mindy's Poem titled "SMART"
Bart would say don't start with a fart.
He would say do your part, throw it in the cart,
Do your art, throw it like a dart,
You're as smart as a tart and close to our heart!
P.S. If confused by words of wisdom, consult creator.
A weekly highlight is our roomie dinners :) Things made thus far:
-Chocolate Beet Cake w/ cream cheese frosting by Carrie
-Enchilada's with white sauce by Mindy
-Vietnamese Spring Rolls by Tracy
-Enchilada's with green sauce by Kelly
-Chicken & Stir Fried Veggies by Me