PT graduate

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congratulations are in order because i just graduated from physical therapy! 👩🏼‍🎓 jk it’s not that big of a deal, but i am proud of all i’ve learned, practiced and accomplished in the past 8 weeks. i think a lot of the time we ignore or push aside our pain. we rationalize it, maybe we even think there’s nothing we can do about it and we might as well just get used to it. i felt this way for about two whole years before i decided to get help. the first physical therapy practice i tried was a good start, but i didn’t feel any progress or reduction in pain, so again i felt helpless and like i’d have to live with this pain forever. i feel so grateful to @niftykeisha for suggesting the harkness center for dance injuries. i was worried they might not accept me because i am not technically a dancer, but they were happy to work with me and my movement/mobility/stability related injuries. they taught me about what caused my pain and what i can do to fix it, but most importantly, they made me feel empowered and confident that i have the potential to feel better. we all deserve to feel good in our bodies! i was nervous to be discharged and be sent out of the nest on my own today, but i’m feeling ready to take what i’ve learned and continue to apply it to my home practice, gaining stability and maintaining mobility. always growing and learning. 🐣 shout out to Heather and Elisa! 💕💞