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    Fit4Work: Getting ready for 2019!

    December 30, 2018


    Happy New Year!! I am spending the final days of 2018 on the Outer Banks of NC where I have the good fortune of being on my own for a few days to work on some writing projects. Folks ask me how I am so productive, and I have to say this: while I work full time like many of you, I make sure I take creative time for myself to recharge...which for me almost always involves a writing project.


    Here are a few items to help you with Work Capacity Evaluation/Examination/Remediation in your school based practice for 2019!


    1.I have ***finally*** updated my website. This is no small task because 2018 saw an updating of the book...which left little time for anything else. Many documents are updated, my published 2017 case series is available open access (yippee!) and there are links to important documents you should read.


    2. Here is a video of my 2019 stream of consciousness and where I am thinking of going next year. (OK so I am sending you the link to the FB page, and if you look under photos that is where the video is. Its like FB is hiding my live video! Yikes!)


    3. Social media in 2019: I need to streamline a little, and while this may not make it easy for you, this makes things most easy for me. Here is where I will be: I plan to blog at least once a month right here, which I typically repost on Twitter and LinkedIn. I plan to post in the private Facebook group, Instagram (Fit4WorkPT) or Twitter depending on what I am posting...Twitter tends to be more daily musings, articles and tidbits I come across and the like. Instagram has been focused on functional movement training which includes some of my personal antics and challenges. Facebook continues to be random. 


    4. I have been very active this year in the Academy of Health Prevention & Promotion Therapies. I have been leading book clubs...last read Why We Sleep...and reading Flourish by Martin Seligman starting January 5. This multi disciplinary group is a great way to learn about population health, stay abreast of what is hot. We treat entire populations within our school based practice, and so these concepts are pivotal for us to understand as we work to promote participation not only for individuals but for entire schools. It would be amazing to have some more school based physical therapists in this group.


    As I try to spread the word for Fit4Work, I am gratified by the emails I get, both kudos and questions...as well as those of you that seek help for your own programming. I am available to consult with you, to come speak to your group, and share information. Fit4Work isn't something I do, or you do. It's something we all should be doing as we work with youth with disabilities. Hoping we can continue to help more and more youth be Fit4Work in 2019 and beyond!





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