health and physical education

Y'all know that individual health behaviors - choices around nutrition, exercise, smoking, etc. - only account for about 25% of a person’s health status? The determinants of health are largely social: income and education level, the safety of one’s physical environment (e.g. working conditions, clean water), and degree of social support. Trauma is far worse for health than fast food.

It’s tempting to subscribe to a just world theory, where good things happen to good people (or people who make good decisions), and problems befall problem people, but that just isn’t the world we live in.

Most sick people have spent their lives fighting against oppressive circumstances. They don’t invite illness and hardship with their bad decisions, they are miracles of survival in a sociopolitical environment that’s hostile to their very existence.

subject-themed asks!!

mathematics: a problem in your life you need to solve
physics: something someone has said or done that moved you
biology: the last thing that made you feel alive
zoology: the animal you’d be if you weren’t human
chemistry: have you ever been in love?
astronomy: the biggest dream/aspiration you have
computer science: who you want to be in ten years time
psychology: your biggest flaw and how it makes you better
sociology: what you would change about society if you could
geology: the person who keeps you most grounded
theology: what do you think happens when we die?
geography: a place that’s special to you and why
anthropology: the people you love least and most and why
history: the biggest mistake you’ve ever made
drama: the last lie you told and why
criminology: the number one person you’d die for
literature: a book that changed you forever
english: your favourite word and why
linguistics: an expression you say a lot
creative writing: tell us a short story about a dog and a peach
art: describe yourself using only colour and nature terms
photography: what would your life look like as a single photo?
dance: the most memorable day of your life
woodwork: the life you would want to build for your child
foreign languages: if you were a country, which would you be and why?
classics: the elderly person you’re closest to and what they’ve taught you
music: the most beautiful lyric you can think of
economics: the most valuable material object you own
health: how is your mental health right now? physical? emotional?
physical education: would you rather work in a team or independently?
food technology: something that makes you warm inside

[ as a follow-up to this post. ]

How School Works

Ain’t it the funniest thing that if I break my leg I get a few days off from school, no gym, and I get to use the elevator… But if I have an anxiety attack I’m expected to come back the next day and possibly even have to present a speech to people? Ain’t that just hilarious….

With so many people from around the world talking about there experiences in school, it can be a little confusing to figure out what it all means. All states have different standards so things can vary a lot, but here’s a general guide to help you figure out what the heck your American friends are talking about.

Read on after the cut to learn more about grade levels, classes, high school, college, and a lot more!

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washingtonpost.com
Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice
Documents obtained by The Post show how the president wants to reshape K-12 education and college financial aid.
By https://www.facebook.com/danielle.douglas.5245

The cuts would come from eliminating at least 22 programs, some of which Trump outlined in March. Gone, for example, would be $1.2 billion for after-school programs that serve 1.6 million children, most of whom are poor, and $2.1 billion for teacher training and class-size reduction.

The documents obtained by The Post — dated May 23, the day the president’s budget is expected to be released — outline the rest of the cuts, including a $15 million program that provides child care for low-income parents in college; a $27 million arts education program; two programs targeting Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students, totaling $65 million; two international education and foreign language programs, $72 million; a $12 million program for gifted students; and $12 million for Special Olympics education programs.

Other programs would not be eliminated entirely, but would be cut significantly. Those include grants to states for career and technical education, which would lose $168 million, down 15 percent compared to current funding; adult basic literacy instruction, which would lose $96 million (down 16 percent); and Promise Neighborhoods, an Obama-era initiative meant to build networks of support for children in needy communities, which would lose $13 million (down 18 percent).

The Trump administration would dedicate no money to a fund for student support and academic enrichment that is meant to help schools pay for, among other things, mental-health services, anti-bullying initiatives, physical education, Advanced Placement courses and science and engineering instruction.

These are the cuts proposed in order to spend more on public funding for private schools (which is what “school choice” is a bullshit euphemism for) and bureaucracy. 

anonymous asked:

I think they were asking what subjects or majors you would see the labels you have studying in school !!

thank you !!! since there wasn’t any labels specifically mentioned, i just did a few different ones. but really, any label could do any major if you want them to !! it all depends on your character’s personal interests, which may or may not reflect their label !! i found it difficult to do it for labels based on personality, as opposed to interests. such as the vixen, the connard, etc !! i honestly feel as though any label could very well be interested in completing any major, if the interest is there !! if you have any questions about why i chose the major’s i did for a particular label, feel free to ask !!! i understand that some of the reasoning might not be as easily understood without an explanation !! all of the following majors were found from the following websites:  this, this, this, this. i also found a lot of major’s that i couldn’t fit into each of the labels, so if anyone wants a full masterlist of college major’s, let me know !! 

  • the academic — education, bilingual education, early childhood education, elementary school teaching, high school teaching, middle school teaching, teacher assistant, teaching english as a second language
  • the activist — history, journalism, peace/conflict studies, political science, women/gender studies, philosophy, non-profit management, speech and rhetorical studies, ethnic/cultural minority and group studies, human rights, 
  • the artisan — dance, ballet, fine/studio art, graphic design, interior design, music, arts management, english/writing, architecture, construction management, visual studies, arts and entertainment management, photography, performing arts, 
  • the anthomaniac ( + animal lovers ) — environmental science, forest management, biology, fisheries and wildlife, marine science, pre-veterinary medicine, parks, recreation and leisure studies, animal science, oceanography, 
  • the astrophile — astronomy, astronomy and astrophysics, atmospheric sciences and meteorology, space systems operations, physics, planetary astronomy and science, astrophysics. 
  • the athlete — sport management, exercise science, nutrition science, rehabilitation and therapy, sports medicine, health and physical fitness, physical education teaching and coaching, sports communication.
  • the bellwether — apparel/textile design, fashion design, fashion merchandising, business, marketing, fashion modelling, fashion and fabric consultation, theater design and stagecraft, design and visual communications, costume design. 
  • the benevolent — allied health, nursing, emergency management, public health, psychology, midwifery, rehabilitation and therapy, social work, long term care administration.
  • the bibliomaniac — english/writing, education, history, journalism, language studies, children and youth library services, library and information sciences.
  • the dirtbag ( + hoyden ) — automotive technology, automotive engineering technology, vehicle maintenance and repair technologies, automotive-body technology.
  • the ecclesiastic —  religious studies, religious education, bible studies, religion and the humanities, christian studies. 
  • the epicure — culinary arts, food science, nutritional science, food chemistry, foods, nutrition and wellness studies, restaurant and food services management, restaurant and culinary management, hotel, motel and restaurant management. 
  • the fervour/quixotic — romance languages dual major, romance languages and the literature, 
  • the guardian — public health, criminology, emergency management, legal studies, crimonology, law enforcement investigation and interviewing, police science, criminal justice, social work.
  • the gregarious — hospitality management, marketing and sales, business administration and management, psychology, human resources, public relations management, physical therapy, general management, 
  • the hacker — video game design, web design/digital media, computer science, software engineering, computer programming, computer systems analysis. 
  • the magnate — business/finance, hospitality management, economics, international relations, business management administration, accounting, investment and securities, human resources, international business, sales and marketing, 
  • the muso — music management and merchandising, conducting, music teacher education, music theory and composition, music performance, music theory, jazz studies. 
  • the netizen — video game design, web design/digital media, computer science, film/broadcast, game and interactive media design, computer graphics, graphic design, robotics technology. 
  • the phoenix — legal studies, social work, youth services, student counselling, psychology, criminology, counseling psychology, human services, premedicine, sociology, community psychology.
  • the savant ( + maths ) — mathematics, accounting, biology, chemistry, materials science, imaging science, computer science, energy science, marine science, applied science.
  • the thespian — film/broadcast, cinema and media studies, film production, film studies, performing arts, drama and dance teacher education, musical theatre, theatre art, acting.
  • the traveler — recreation and tourism management, international studies, language studies, international relations, geography, geographical studies, global studies, international business, tourism and travel management. 
  • the writer — creative writing, american/british/canadian literature, english, english composition, general literature, languages, classics, library and information science, comparative literature.  

You know why I hate PE?

There’s this stupid Personal Fitness class that we have to take once at some point in high school (we can take it in 8th grade to get high school credit and get it out of the way) and it just scares me. I’m sure it scares a lot of other people as well that aren’t athletic like a lot of people in our grade. I didn’t sign up for that this year for these reasons: We’re young and it’s easier to learn stuff when you’re young so that it stays with you (I think), I’m not too physically fit right now because I stopped playing a sport & I’m trying to find a new one so I can get back in shape, and if I give myself time to do that then maybe it won’t seem so big and scary in the future, someone in Chorus scared me by saying that they make you run a mile in 9 minutes (which certainly is not within my abilities), and finally, I understand that being physically fit & in shape is healthy. I understand that’s why schools make all students take PE on whatever schedule they put their students on. But here’s a thought; if a student wants to be in shape, that’s something they can do on their own time. I’m aware that sounds super selfish and ignorant, but PE is just daunting to anyone that doesn’t play sports or isn’t as athletic as everyone else. There’s a huge variety of activity in schools nowadays, and PE and the Personal Training class isn’t catered to individual needs & physical abilities. I speak from experience when I say that it’s just frightening to go to PE if you’re not sporty or completely in shape because the activities aren’t made to fit everyone’s needs. You never know what they’ll have you do, and from what I’ve heard about the Personal Training class, what they do in there is not withing my current abilities, and for some people, it’s a whole lot farther from their capabilities than from mine. They don’t have enough individual care and they’re not thinking about how no two students are the same.

That’s why I hate PE. I think that schools should make some major changes to their Physical Education programs, and either revoke or make some serious changes to the Personal Training/Fitness course as well. Another conclusion that is almost unrelated is that the American School System is stupid.

christisall  asked:

I've been wondering. How we deal with student debt? It's quite obvious that Sanders' "free" tuition plan is idiotic, but I've struggling to find a good Conservative/Libertarian answer to how we solve student debt. Any thoughts?

A few things.

First off colleges need to cut costs.  The first thing they need to cut is spending on sports.  

Most colleges lose money on their sports programs. 

While there is certainly a strong argument for the idea that one must be physically and mentally active to get the most out of both, sports programs aren’t about actual physical health or education.  They’re wastes of money.  If a college wants to pay for their sports program (that includes the waste that is athlete scholarships) through ticket sales and merchandising fine, but not on cent of tax payer money or tuition should go sports programs.  

That plus also dozens of other cuts to overhead need to go on.  Colleges are there for education, not sports, not clubs, not entertainment.  That should come out of your wallet for what you want, not be forced to put out.  You’ll find people will still do most of these things on their own, but much cheaper. 

That will cut the cost to a lot of colleges. 


Next, I would suggest that as I have suggested before that we switch to an entirely voucher based system for primary and secondary education that we start encouraging a lot of the brighter students who can get their GED early to do so then use that voucher that they still have until they’re 18 to use it on community college.  This way the taxpayer is not going to be spending more money but students, especially the ones who actually are college bound, will have a lot of their  college expenses out of the way. 


Third I would like to go back to a lot of Rubio’s plans on college that will allow for greater choices up front of which colleges to go to and which majors to take, as well as alternative ways to fund college education that will ensure the fields we actually need in the economy are the ones people go into.

Fourth I would get rid of a lot of public requirements for licensing which cause people to have to get degrees that actually have nothing with what they want to do. Let the market choose how it wants to educate it’s employees.  

Fifth in a lot of way deregulate the private college market but you have to have harder fraud punishments for false promises and allow them to the sued if they are not providing the education they promise their students. 

And if you put all this in, and any other free market fixes you can think of, if and only if we get to that point I would be fine with letting the government refinance/forgive large portions of the current outstanding debt as much of that debt is a problem caused by bad government policy anyway.  And once you’ve stopped the problem getting worse it makes sense to do what we can to reduce/eliminate this problem that is a huge drag on the economy.  

i feel like i have made the same prayer request several times now, but i still need it, so….

1) please, pray that i would find a job soon. it’s almost impossible to do, because of my mental and physical health and also lack of higher education, but i hope there is something that i actually can do, right?..
2) please, pray for my family and i. our relationships are so messy and painful and not very healthy, but i don’t know what to do about it all. it’s also really holding me back in my recovery. i don’t believe we will become close anytime soon or that our relationship will get better, but i wish we could come to some kind of agreement or peace. idk :/

thank you!

The checklist

Some advice I give when I teach deduction, is to ask yourself questions about the person or place you deduce. The answer I usually get back is “I do not know what questions I should ask myself?”, So I made a list of questions to ask yourself about a person. This list should be memorized if the reader wants simple questions to ask.

Dominant hand and personality comes first although personality according to many is a difficult deduction. This is because they’re building blocks for the later deductions. One might be need to know the dominant hand to properly deduce if the person is playing an instrument! Personality may be needed to figure out the person’s relationship with their family. Health and economical status is also building blocks for the later deductions. Here is the checklist.


  • Physical attributes.
  • Dominant hand.
  • Personality.
  • Physical and mental health.
  • Economical status.
  • Relationships.
  • Family.
  • Animals.
  • Education.
  • Occupation.
  • Background.
  • Hobbies.
  • Political views.
  • Past activities.
  • Dreams.
  • Musical taste.
  • Religion and ideologies.
  • Food and diets.
  • Musical instruments.
  • Sports.
  • Home.
  • Transportation.
  • Abroad.

There’s the checklist. Some of these items may be difficult to interpret, so that’s why I’ll explain what each item means.

  • “Physical attributes” means that you should observe the whole person then deduce, however, if you do not have a person to observe, you can observe the site you are on and come up with the probable physical attributes for the owner of that place.
  • “Dominant hand” means that you must deduce which of hands the person use the most.
  • “Personality” means simply that you should deduce the personality.
  • “Physical and mental health” means that you should find out whether the person has a disease, be it physical or psychological, or if the person just have a generally good health.
  • “Economical status” is how much money the person has access to.
  • “Relationships”, do the person have a partner or not? Does he have many friends and so on.
  • “Family” is the person in question only child, first born, middle born or last born? And, does the person have a close relationship to his family?
  • “Animals” means that you should deduce if the person owns a pet, and if so, which. You should also deduce if the person wants a pet and what it would be.
  • “Education” is simply what education the person has.
  • “Occupation” is what they do in the daytime.
  • “Background”, do they come from a wealthy family, a poor family and how has their childhood been?
  • “Hobbies” means that you should deduce their hobbies.
  • “Political views”, what would they vote for if they got the chance the day you see them?
  • “Past activities”, have they done something special before you see them, and if so, what?
  • “Dreams” means that you should deduce what they dream of or what they want to achieve.
  • “Musical taste”, what music do they listen to?
  • “Religion and ideologies”, do they believe in anything unexplainable?
  • “Food and diets”, deduce if they are vegetarians, vegans, or if they go on any diet.
  • “Musical instruments”, do they play an instrument or sing?
  • “Sports”, deduce if they train their body and if they play any sports and if so what sport?
  • “Home” does this person live in a big city or a small? Is the home an apartment or house?
  • “Transportation” driving license, aircraft license or something else? What vehicle do they own?
  • “Abroad”, they have been abroad recently, and where have they been? Where have they been in their life?

Try to memorize the checklist, it is incredibly useful.


And with that, I’ll see you my irregulars.

Introduction

Bonjour, My name is Angelica Denise, 16 years old, 11th grader, and a professional procrastinator. I enjoy writing notes because I’m a visual learner; however, my laziness gets in the way and I end up not having time to do anything productive. I’m from the Philippines and K-12 curriculum is all new to everyone. 

I decided to make this studyblr to keep me inspired and motivated. I’ll be reblogging content and posting my own too (when I find time). 

The subjects I’ll be studying for the first trimester are:

  • Oral Communication In Context
  • Komunikasyon (at Pananaliksik sa Wika at Kulturang Pilipino)
  • General Mathematics
  • Earth Science 
  • Health Optimizing Physical Education 
  • Empowered Technologies 1
  • Christian Living

The blogs that inspired me are: @acaedmic @studyquill @emmastudies @ysa-crams @studyign @elkstudies @studyrelief @aspirestudy @bookmrk @bstudies @celestudy @bookmrk @thestudyblrph @studybeshy @studypetals @studybunny17 @literatture @katsdesk @studiversal @paperclps @accounthing

🌷 don’t forget to be awesome 
🌻 main blog : @annabethjacksxn

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~Best subjects of knb characters~

Those marked with ** are characters that have more than one best subject listed.

Science subjects (12)

Biology:
Furihata Kouki (Seirin)
Midorima Shintarou (Shuutoku) **
Kimura Shinsuke (Shuutoku)
Yamazaki Hiroshi (Kirisaki Daiichi)

Physics:
Fukuda Hiroshi (Seirin)
Mayuzumi Chihiro (Rakuzan)
Murasakibara Atsushi (Yousen)
Nakamura Shinya (Kaijou)
Kobori Kouji (Kaijou)
Ootsubo Taisuke (Shuutoku)

Chemistry:
Mitobe Rinnosuke (Seirin)
Midorima Shintarou (Shuutoku) **
Hanamiya Makoto (Kirisaki Daiichi)

Social Studies subjects (10)

Japanese History:
Hyuuga Junpei (Seirin)
Nebuya Eikichi (Rakuzan)
Okamura Kenichi (Yousen)
Aomine Daiki, “if really forced to pick one” (Touou)

World History:
Kiyoshi Teppei (Seirin)
Hayama Kotarou (Rakuzan)
Momoi Satsuki (Touou)
Hayakawa Mitsuhiro (Kaijou)

Geography:
Wakamatsu Kousuke (Touou)
Tsugawa Tomoki (Seihou)

Mathematics (9)

Izuki Shun (Seirin)
Imayoshi Shouichi (Touou)
Kasamatsu Yukio (Kaijou)
Moriyama Yoshitaka (Kaijou)
Himuro Tatsuya (Yousen)
Liu Wei (Yousen)
Miyaji Kiyoshi (Shuutoku)
Nijimura Shuuzou (Teikou)
Seto Kentarou (Kirisaki Daiichi)

Literature subjects (6)

Modern [Japanese] Literature:
Kuroko Tetsuya (Seirin) **
Ogiwara Shigehiro (Meikou) **
Furuhashi Koujirou (Kirisaki Daiichi)

Ancient [Japanese] Literature:
Kuroko Tetsuya (Seirin) **
Mibuchi Reo (Rakuzan) **
Fukui Kensuke (Yousen)
Hara Kazuya (Kirisaki Daiichi)

Chinese [Classical] Literature:
Mibuchi Reo (Rakuzan) **
Ogiwara Shigehiro (Meikou) **

English subjects (6)

English Grammar:
Tsuchida Satoshi (Seirin)
Takao Kazunari (Shuutoku)
Susa Yoshinori (Touou)

English Conversation:
Aida Riko (Seirin)
Kagami Taiga, “if forced to pick one” (Seirin)
Kise Ryouta, “if forced to pick one” (Kaijou)

Miscellaneous subjects (3)

Art:
Kawahara Kouichi (Seirin)
Sakurai Ryou (Touou)

Health & Physical Education:
Haizaki Shougou (Fukuda Sougou)

All-encompassing (2)

All subjects -
Akashi Seijuurou (Rakuzan)

None in particular -
Koganei Shinji (Seirin)

-Admin Sae ^-^
Best subjects from characters from KNB~ i’ll do worst subjects later ^^
If i missed your favorite character feel free to tell me and ill add him :) sankyuu

anonymous asked:

About the previous ask, thank you for the swift response. that's dreadful. Do they know that most polytheists don't even have that agenda? That some of us come from ethnic backgrounds ourselves? That our reasons would be for love of the gods, not to promote hatred. If anything, they are not true polytheists, they are terrorists just like any other terrorists there are in the world right now. Also correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think /ancient/ religions promote hatred in any way or form?

White supremacists are definitely aware that the majority of pagans and polytheists oppose their agenda. They’ve been confronted by organizations like Pagans Against Racism and Heathens United Against Racism. The reports of many pagans and polytheists recently resulted in one racist, misogynist, homophobic and transphobic Heathen group being banned from Facebook for offensive behavior. Many Big Name Pagans blog against hate on platforms such as Patheos and polytheist.com. Here at Tumblr, the Valkyrie Squad was created to combat racism, sexism, misogyny, ableism, homophobia and trans-phobia in the Heathen community. Many of us, including me, have encountered racists interested in Hellenic, Roman, Kemetic and Celtic religion here at Tumblr, and confronted them with the knowledge that their views are not held by the majority.

By and large, the prejudices of the ancient world were different than ours. But make no mistake: ancient cultures were often xenophobic and took for granted that people from other cultures could be bought and sold as slaves. That perception was based on cultural superiority, not skin color. Yet we also know that people traveled widely, and married people from distant places. Large, multicultural cities embraced a wide range of religions from many lands. While some cultures rejected gay or trans individuals, some religious cults welcomed them. Mainstream religious festivals commonly invited everyone to participate, though some ritual activities were open only to women or to men.

But there is no question that our gods love ALL humanity. They created the universe and all life. The gods encourage everyone to practice virtue, to love whom we will, to practice hospitality and welcome strangers. The gods do not restrict their calls, their attention, or their benevolence to people of any one race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual preference, gender identity and expression, ability, mental and physical health, age, financial means, level of education, or political perspective.

The majority of modern pagans and polytheists don’t seek to replicate the cultures of of antiquity. Few people fetishize ancient cultures to the extent that they reject modern medicine, or refuse modern hygiene and sanitation. In the same way, most modern pagans and polytheists reject xenophobia, racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, and ableism, and support humanity’s historic trend towards more freedoms for more people, and peace between nations.

Racists come up with all sorts of delusional rhetoric to support their views, and to disparage those who oppose hate. For instance, they accuse anti-racist pagans and polytheists of being “contaminated” by Judeo-Christian teachings on sin and morality. White nationalists justify their beliefs about racial purity with pseudo-science, and subscribe to “alternative facts” about history. They reject any suggestion that their gods call people who aren’t white to worship them, and say such people are “delusional.” They certainly don’t study the Delphic Maxims, the Laws of Ma'at, or the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius - and if they did, they would only disparage these great moral and ethical teachings as “slave morality”. You’re right, Anon - they are like any other terrorists in the world right now, seeking to spread their hateful views through intimidation and violence.

Today, we are challenged by prejudice from mainstream religions, assaults by atheists, and attempts by white supremacists to appropriate our gods to promote their hate-filled messages. Our response must be to maintain our focus on our gods and our community. There is no reason for any one person to shoulder the responsibility to resist hate all alone. Let us respect and assist other pagans and polytheists of good will, because we are allies in this conflict. Let us remember to take care of our physical and spiritual selves, so we have strength for the long haul. And let us worship and share our love for our gods, because they’ve been through worse than this, and persisted through the centuries. The gods are our source of strength and solace in difficult times and situations, and they take pride in the diverse communities we create and maintain.

May our conduct always find favor with our gods, and may our communities be blessed!

mcsm high school au

okay yeah a high school au is super cheesy and overdone but like hear me out guys

- jesse, jessie, olivia and axel are the group of nerds that everyone thinks are just a bunch of losers but, like, the nice losers, you know? they’re not cool at all but everyone likes them because you just can’t not like them

- lukas, aiden, gill and maya are all on the school’s football team, the ocelots, and wear matching letterman jackets with their team numbers and names on the back

- petra is that one emancipated kid that skips class a lot but somehow manages to be a straight A student and runs the school’s support group for queer kids 

- soren is the principal that everyone thinks is a bit, you know, off but likes all the same (his speeches at school assemblies get weird though, like, really weird)

- gabriel is the physical education and health teacher who also doubles up as the football coach

- ellegaard is the physics and maths teacher and you do not fuck around in her classes unless you want to, you know, experience an early death

- magnus is the chemistry teacher that does nothing but perform explosive experiments and cause the sprinkler system to get used way more than it should be (the fire department usually gets at least three calls a year from the school)

- ivor is the english teacher that will literally throw a dictionary at you for spelling a word wrong and everyone in his class has been called an ‘uneducated swine’ at least twice

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Masterlist: College Majors || 300+ Followers Gift

Under the cut you will find some college majors. I’ve seen that a lot of roleplays is based around college and have the option in the apps to choice the characters major. I did an occupations list which could help as well. This is also a big big big thank you for the 300+ followers. Please like or reblog if you find it helpful. 

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Who is a physiotherapist and what do they do?

I choose the title physiotherapist over physical therapist because it is the established title used in the rest of the world outside the US. Plus, it sounds cooler and can be shortened to physio. However throughout this post physiotherapist will be used interchangeably with physical therapy.

According to the APTA (American Physical Therapy Association), physical therapists are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help reduce pain and improve or restore mobility. If you ask the US Department of Labor, then a physical therapist helps injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. A colleague of mine quotes “If doctors save lives, then a physical therapist makes it worth living”. When I ask my peers, many of them physiotherapists themselves will facetiously call physiotherapy some kind of massage or some other palliative modality. Others will say physiotherapy is rehab, like in the hospital, and exercise based rehab.

In my view, physiotherapists are masters of movement, and movement is an integral component of human health. We diagnose, and we treat movement disorders, which includes lack of movement, improper movement, over repetitive movement, loss of movement.

Lack of movement – This can involve those in hospitals recovering from in-hospital stay, injury or surgery. Lack of movement can also develop into pain and inability to perform certain or desired functions. Example diagnosis: ACL repair, trauma, etc.

Improper movement – This leads to imbalance of musculature, decreased functionality, and/or pain. Example diagnosis: shoulder impingement, IT Band syndrome, patellar-femoral syndrome, etc.

Over repetitive movement – This is usually combined with improper movement creating pain and inability to continue with movement. Example diagnosis: shoulder impingement, Achilles tendonitis, osteoarthritis, etc.

Loss of movement – I categorize this when neurological or physical restrictions cause movement loss, and it is often combined with lack of movement. Physiotherapy treats these disorders with compensatory strategies or assistance in return to as normal function as possible. Example diagnosis: CVA, amputee, developmental disorders, etc.

It may seem very limiting to categorize everything a physiotherapy treats to different movement disorders, but I think it helps to focus what our profession specializes. In a broader view, physios treat any human condition with physical interventions and modalities. You may see physios involved in different areas of medicine such as wound care, respiratory rehabilitation, and vestibular rehabilitation.

These are my thoughts. This is my first post. Please excuse the poor writing. I hope to improve as I post more.