Today I graduated from Augusta University as a doctor of physical therapy. These past 3 years have been the toughest of my life and I’m very excited to start this new chapter of my life.
There is NO way I could have graduated without the constant support my classmates. They are 40 of the most brilliant, passionate, helpful individuals that I’ve ever known.
These four friends, in particular, helped me extensively along the way. I couldn’t have done it without y’all.
I have also become inspired by several physical therapy bloggers over the past few months. Their efforts to promote our profession, to continually grow clinically, and to freely share their knowledge were admirable. I decided to start this blog with the help of my brother, Logan Holton, and his girlfriend, Morgan Adkins, to become connected to the online community in several ways.
I have several different intentions for this blog. It would probably be easiest if I just listed them:
- I want to learn
- I want to teach
- I want to provide evidence-informed applications based on research I read every week
- I want to provide educational resources to our patients and clients
- I want to be held accountable for my actions online and my own professional development
- I want to share this platform with my brother, Logan Holton, and his girlfriend, Morgan Adkins
- I want to build relationships with local clinicians, trainers, athletes, patients/clients, and other healthcare and fitness bloggers
- I want to maintain relations with former classmates, coworkers, teammates, mentors, and friends
- I want to make public mistakes and learn from them
- I want to push my own athletic potential
- Undeniably I want attention, recognition, page views/likes, money
- I want to represent the companies I work for, Georgialina Physical Therapy Associates and the University Healthcare System, with integrity and passion
- I want to look beyond myself, and every form of brand promotion, to ultimately build this platform to improve the quality of care that I provide for my patients
I appreciate all of those who have helped build me into the clinician, and man, that I am today.
I hope you will keep up with my journey.