My first-ever Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy issue arrived in the mail! It looked so foreign in my hands. It felt like a revered document from another time, although I wasn’t sure if it was the past or future.
In my past, I’ve seen dozens of physical therapists receive a journal copy in the mail. Some tuck their copy into their work bags, or haphazardly throw their copy in the backseat of their car. Others simply leave their copy lying around in the clinic. This small token of our profession seems to be taken for granted by some.
Not for me, at least not yet. The arrival of the JOSPT came with a huge sense of wonder: I’ve joined their ranks. A year ago, I would’ve done anything to be in the position I’m now in. And now, here I am with a JOSPT in my hands, on the way to becoming a full-fledged PT.