Y3S1W7: It’s in our blood

The week certainly began on the Sunday night of the intervening-semester break with our pre-tutorial pathology enigma. It’s an online quiz through a 10min timer. It’s unsettled book, but you had better have super-hero Ctrl+F, ‘find’ steady the page or in your passage book, powers to be able to conversion to an act this method for completing the criterion. You really need to know these right hand by heart. Anyway, I thought I had downloaded this file, but I discovered (midway through my exhibition) it was a broken file and I needed to re-download it. It was a smack between my internet speed for downloading the chide slide VERSUS timer on Blackboard’s pops discriminative characteristic. Internet timer 1: My flat internet prosper 0. Lesson learnt, but I in continuance got 9/10 in the criterion.

Pathology was all about blood. Our lab discipline was taking this lecture series so we knew we were in during the term of a treat – she has a grand sense of humour! “Red blood cells are called erythrocytes… in the same manner with you’ll know, there is not at any time a condition that has more than human being word in pathology.” And just like in tutorials, there were food analogies… here was this weeks shopping ~el: donuts (healthy RBCs), biscuits (resting platelet), splattered push (activated platelet). To further emphasise the rations theme, there was a powerpoint glide of a boy with a frog in his mow and the anaemic symptom “pica” listed next to it, which describes unusual cravings (of that kind as eating ice during pregnancy). Then, not to our surprise, the lecturer expanded up~ some different types of anaemia: microcytic hypochroic, macrocytic and normocytic normochromic anaemias.  There were the normal coagulation pathways covered in slightly added detail than in last year’s physiology or pharmacology with the associated pathologies. She warned us to match banging our head against the wall or stomping our feet also much when we got stuck revising just title to the destruction of RBCs (and associated haemolytic anaemia). With a different analogy she described G6PD deficiency to be like that of a perm in a hairdressing salon (Heinz bodies ~iness G6PD to avoid getting stuck in the melancholy – they look a bit messy, like hair after  a perm). We discussed Vitamin K failing and it’s effects on the progeny, jokingly advocating chocolate and garlic since anti-coagulatives. In a different gravity of brilliance she warned us for taking party pills off strangers to the degree that once having a case where a bodily substance was showing signs of acquired haemophilia free from the usual pathology or history. It was a prosperity week of pathology.

Along with megakaryocytes in our vital current, the drive to have mega-expertise to the degree that physiotherapists is some other intrinsic element of a product that is flowing within our veins. This was manifest in our careful and specific palpation of structures of the wrist and hand in MSK Initially we deliberation orthopaedic testing and treatment of the wrist and hand would be similar to the paw – in many ways, it was – but due to its importance, a sum total specialisation for physiotherapists and occupational therapists has been created, “Hand Therapists”. One rather cold thing hand therapists get to act is make individualised splints. In our lab, the closest we got to splint make was a taping technique to obstruction hyper-extension of single joints of the bunch (this was still very cool). We covered a few tests of instability (e.g. Watsons discriminative characteristic) and techniques to reposition carpal bones in the carpus (e.g. a manipulation of the capitate carpal bone).

We’re starting a modern area of physiotherapy called ‘electrotherapeutic agents’. This week began with a recap of the basics because hot/cold/contrast therapy. I’ll make known to you more after labs start next week! Hot/cold therapy seemed to be a weather systems intervention on the bring down South Island this week. Dunedinites woke to a light covering of snow/ice on Tuesday that made getting to class early a piece hazardous and cold. There were more (myself included) that hadn’t checked their email and ventured in a descending course to the cancelled 8am lecture. We surrendered to a forehanded beverage in the Hunter centre despite general catch up and grumble about the weather. The weather had us questioning whether it was fall or winter… the trees hadn’t up to the present time shed their autumn leaves so we concluded winter was still a few months at a distance! We also had a good chat concerning Crossfit gyms. By the end of the week, the brilliant weather with its glorious warmth had been revived and we were back to our vehement selves in time to finish our at the outset rotation of placement with a smile.

This was the last week of my Umove placement (neurological restoration to former power and splendor). It’s now time to ponder on the placement and complete the involuntary paperwork to pass PHTY355. Looking back, I experience that I have been able to offer many neurological tests, outcome measures and interventions that we had discussed be unexhausted year in to practice. The clients that tend Umove are great! Although they frequent the clinic to improve their allow health, they are very receptive to commencing students every three weeks even though this must become a bit frustrating. The clients mien to us for crucial information hither and thither their condition and hope that improvements disposition come with physiotherapy. One of the tasks I had this week was to dip into the polite ~ about homonymous hemianopia and whether a resigned would be able to improve their seeing enough to regain their drivers licence. The polite ~, as usual, was inconclusive but suggested that weak improvements may be gained in the ~-spun term with intense training, however the offence of measurement in these studies suggests that this 1-2degree improving may be due to improved optical scanning during the task. My instruction to the patient was to drill scanning to the affected side using view and neck movements so that it becomes each automatic process, and to practice a optic task at home using their peripheral seeing. The visual task was similar to the neuro screening proof for homonymous hemianopia. The beauty of physiotherapy is that multitude of our screening tests can have existence adapted or used directly as discipline exercises.

We were off to Med Red reprimand theatre (a School of Medicine censure theatre with very comfortable red seats) with a view to an interesting lecture about the recital of physiotherapy in New Zealand and by what means the legal system here protects the citizens of New Zealand from a single one malpractice of professionals practising under our regulatory carcass. We were informed about the continued movement for becoming a registered health professional and the importance of retaining a current annual practising voucher, auditing health professionals and the weightiness of professional practice. This is the encourage lecture where we’ve explored in what state professional and governing bodies can cure us as physiotherapists (Physiotherapy New Zealand (PNZ); World Confederation because Physical Therapy (WCPT)) and protect the society (Physiotherapy Board of New Zealand).

In festive events this week, the School of Physio had their recurring with the year cultural dinner on Friday at 7pm in the Hunter middle point. Photos to come.

Financial Times, the unceasingly interesting John Kay discusses how it is that Scottish banknotes are accepted considered in the state of payment for goods and services in London equable though, unlike Bank of England notes, the Scottish banknotes are not lawful tender in England.

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