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PUBLISHED!

We are officially being published in Clinical Biomechanics for our graduate research.  This is great news!  Adding it to my CV.

Article title: Altered Muscle Recruitment During Extension from Trunk Flexion in Low Back Pain Developers
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After Thoughts…

This is a wordcloud that says more than I could about graduating from PT school.  I stole borrowed all of the facebook and twitter “congrats!” posts floating around the sidewebs and put them together for your viewing pleasure.

El mejor dia de me vida!

Those of you following me here may or may not know that I’ve graduated!  As of May 6th 2012 you may call me Denver Lancaster, Doctor of Physical Therapy.  Licensure exam scheduled for July 31st.

I thought about taking this time to reflect on 33 months of balls-out academic struggle and tom foolery.  Instead, I think I might just close the book on this one, and show off some fun pictures.

 
There was a party after graduation at Red Rocks!  It didn’t hit me until I was leaving…  I spent more than a full time job’s worth of hours every single week for 33 months with all of my classmates.  Got to know families, significant others.  Made a lot of friends.  Wasn’t thinking, right at that moment, that I will never  be in the same place with all of them again.  Bitter-sweet. :)  Maybe it still hasn’t hit me.  It was a good send off!  Parents got to meet friends, faculty.  I ate myself sick.
Red Rocks is an amazing place.  I will have to make a point of going down there more frequently after I start working and making money.

I’d like to send out a great big generic thank you to everyone who helped me through this – especially family, and good friends (new and old), the counseling center, and modern pharmaceuticals. Thank you.

Today on the scale: 229


I stepped on the scale on Memorial Day at 261.  I was in Hastings Nebraska on a clinical rotation which left my afternoons (from 2PM and later) completely open.  I dropped from 261 to 229 by eating a little less, and a  little healthier, and being active a lot more.  It started with walking (a mile) to the gym to swim.  Then I dusted off the road bike.  Biking 2 – 3 days/wk, swimming 2x weekly (sometimes the same day as biking), and walking back and forth to groceries, the gym, and the hospital.  None of it was dramatic – except maybe the biking.  But I love riding my bicycle.  It was an easy change to make.

My goal, from here on out, is to continue exercising into my final semester going into my last two clinical rotations.   The first 35 pounds came off very quickly once I got interested, but I know that my happy routine will be challenged with school, moving, and new clinical experiences.  My goal, by May 2012, is to be under 210 lbs.  GET ‘ER DONE!

-d