I spent the rest of 2016 and the first third of 2017 preparing for my certification exam which was held in May 2017 at the beginning of the AAOP Annual Scientific Meeting. This time the meeting was in Scottsdale, Arizona.
A few things about Scottsdale, Arizona:
- There is no decent Chinese Restaurant (There is no Chinese Restaurant!)
- It is hot in the morning (38 degrees C)
- It is hot during the day (41 degrees C)
- It cools down at night (38 degrees C) :)
- Bring a sweater if you are stuck in a conference hall
- Cacti grow by the roadsides like Rhododendrons do here
- Roadrunners really exist! (Beep beep!!)
- Restaurants have water misters that help to cool you down if you sit outside
- It is a slower pace than Vancouver ;)
- I am not complaining
Needless to say, I spent the rest of the time recovering, and before I knew it, it's November, with just over a month to go before Christmas...must have been having fun.
Brag alert: So all that work got me a specialist designation called "Certified Cervical and Temporomandibular Therapist" (CCTT for short). This is certification by the Physical Therapy Board of Craniofacial and Cervical Therapeutics (PTBCCT). Currently, there are eight CCTTs in Canada, three of whom (myself included) are in Vancouver, BC.
I am hoping to squeeze in one more write-up in December, so be sure to watch this page. Not sure what it will be about yet, maybe some basic TMD stuff.
Until then, take care!