The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want . . . my cup overflows, surely goodness and mercy will follow me and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalm 23: 1, 5&6
|PT-E. shows B. the ropes of SCI Rehab|
For three days, our gym was packed . . . it's often busy, but not like this! For starters, our visiting orthopedic surgeon has come for a month, so our little department is even busier than usual . . . which means long hours and lots of therapeutic exercise.
But there is a saying: many hands make light work . . . and last week we had many, MANY hands!
|OT-J. helps one of our little people reuse his burned hand|
I had left a patient running through some exercises on a treatment table in the gym as I leftt to grab something in my office. Scurrying back, less than a minute later, I froze in the doorway.
Three and a half therapists were hard at work!
PT-E. was busy teaching my assistant, B., how to evaluate a patient with a spinal cord injury . . . PT-S. was working with a young woman who suffers from chronic low back pain (in ARABIC, by the way!!) . . . and OT-J. was doing hand therapy with a little scalawag who recently had the burn contractures of his minuscule fingers released.
I stood there overwhelmed!
We had a gym FULL of therapists!
|PT-S. works with a stroke patient|
In February of 2011, we started with an empty oversized-closet . . . I still can't believe how far we've come in nearly three years!
At times it was hard not to step on one another . . . human bumper-cars, really. But it didn't matter. Because there were five of us facilitating a return of function and quality of life . . . at the same time! Five of us buzzing about patients desperate for hope, believing that healing is possible! Five of us who know there is nothing we'd rather be doing!