Topic: Rearch (Vocal Cord Dysfunction or VCD)
Class is back in session, and I get to write a research proposal. Considering that I have VCD and never got the right treatment for it, I think it's important for me to understand and research it more for myself and for athletes I work with in the future that may it.
Huge point: VCD is not asthma!!! I once listened to a presentation about VCD from an exercise physiologist and I heard that VCD can happen for a few reasons, one being anxiety (something athletes may have throughout the course of their athletic career), and it usually subsides within a few minutes.
What I got from part of this article (Wilson, Theis, & Wilson, 2009) is that VCD is defined as a condition in which the vocal cords close when inhaling. It's very difficult to get air into your lungs, which makes it pretty scary and hard to workout.
It occurs disproportionately in young women (cases 2-20 times greater than in men). It can occur in recreational and elite athletes, and is more common in outdoor athletes than indoor athletes.
Understanding VCD begins with understanding the anatomy and physiology of the larynx.
There are possible causes of VCD, but the precise cause is not fully understood.
Since I'll be researching this for my upcoming proposal, I'll spread out the detailed information about VCD over the next few weeks.
For today, the take away of this post is... Know your athletes. Know what they absolutely cannot physicially do. Know ways to work around their limitations. Seek help for them.
#Biomechanics #Neurophysiology #College #ExerciseScience #ExercisePhysiology #CSCS #StrengthandConditioning #Training #Coaching #ProgramDesign #Certifications #Athletics #Athletes #Sports #Fitness #Study #VocalCordDysfunction #GraduateSchool #NSCA #ACSM #NASM #ResearchFridays #Rehabilitation
The stress of balancing graduate school and a job is becoming clear to me. It’s not unmanageable, but it’s tough. However, I’ve started chopping wood today and I’ve found a certain peace of mind and benefit to the body by doing strenuous manual labor with the satisfaction of a accomplished task at the end. #manuallabor #useyourhands #graduateschool #gradstudentlife #graduatelife
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Wow, loan # 16 is already 51% funded! It's amazing to see how quickly these loans are getting paid out. Givling has grown so much since I joined at the beginning of the year. I am so proud to be part of this movement! Have a look and if you like what you see/read about the company please use my invite code to sign up (I get a coin to play an extra round of trivia 🙂) #givlingcode
Smiling because it’s Friday and also a long weekend! How is everyone celebrating Memorial Day? 🇺🇸❤️
We have 2 exams and a quiz next week, so I will be spending part of the weekend studying. No business casual for me because I am in another state for my OR rotation. Sporting my @medthusiast
shirt while I listen to our Genetics lecture. 👍🏼
Super Jury Finalist: Christina Bahou and Alannah Gamble’s ‘Permanent Temporality-Demographic-Based Education of Production & Culturally Aggregated Community Spaces’
This thesis examines the critical need for city planning focusing on long-term refugee settlements. The Syrian crisis has forced millions of civilians to be evacuated and relocated to refugee camps across the Middle East. The constant construction and expansion of these refugee camps demonstrates the urgency for understanding these permanent temporal cities.
The Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan clearly illustrates how a “temporary” camp has transformed into a “permanent city.” It is not only the largest Syrian refugee camp in the world but also the fifth largest city in Jordan.
Advisor: Francisco Sanin
Never got around to posting these pics here on insta, but yes, it's officially been 2 weeks since ya gurl graduated Cum Laude from UNT! 💚 It wasn't until this past week when I started packing up all my stuff into boxes here at my apartment of 2 years that I came to the realization that my life in Denton as an undergraduate student was officially over. Truthfully, it's all bittersweet. There were ups and downs during my 3 years here, but I don't regret any of the memories, good and bad, that I've made. Because all of these experiences have helped shaped me into who I'm striving to become. Change is... exciting and nerve wracking, but always necessary for growth to occur.
With that being said, I just wanna say thank you to everyone I've ever had the chance and pleasure of meeting at UNT. I would never trade the friendships and connections I've made here. Thank you to my Lao refugee family for believing in me, even when I didn't believe in myself. Big shoutout to my dearest of friends who came to watch me get that diploma and celebrate this milestone in my life. Also, much love to those who gave me words of encouragement and support through it all!! 💕
These are the times and moments I'll look back and reminisce on. I love this school with all of my heart, and hope my experience at OU as a Higher Education graduate student will be up to par. So, #GMG
forever and #Sooner
life here we come! ❤😄🙌🏻✨ #GradSzn #Alumna #UNT #Classof2018 #Graduation #GraduateSchool #Sooners #OneOklahoma #Blessed #Lao #Laos #MadeByRefugees @libvation15 @gabrielmondrag5 @k20pham
YES I CAN. GET A LIFE COACH TODAY.
BE BOLD BE TRUE BE YOU
Stay in your lane and on your own path. Tunnel Vision.
BE BOLD BE TRUE BE YOU
Calling on all public health students who want to take action, change the direction of our country and build a better public health system through advocacy.
Join APHA Speak for Health Advocacy Bootcamp in Washington, DC for a 2-day bootcamp training tailored to public health students on how to be an effective public health advocate. We'll cover the basics of how to advocate for evidence-based public health policies, including how to message your issue, how to amplify your advocacy with social media and how to influence your representatives.
I never shared a photo of my graduation cap, so here it is in all its blue + green glory! 🎓
I tried to make it as geographically accurate as possible (#GeographerProbz
), but I only have so much patience when workin’ with glittery paper + an X-ACTO knife. 🤷🏼♀️
Also, if you’re not sure what “applied geography” is, think of GIS, remote sensing (i.e. satellite imagery, LIDAR, etc.), cartography, GPS, ‘n such. 🗺🤓
OH - if you closely, you can see an itty-bitty heart over Texas (because of course). 💕
#Graduation #GraduationCap #ClassOf2018 #Geography #Geographer #TXST #MastersDegree #GradSchool #GraduateSchool #EatEmUp #GoBobcats
I salute all the proud parents today.
BE BOLD BE TRUE BE YOU
Pictured here is LTJG John Katchenago, one of our underwater archaeology graduate students. He is also the Unit Diving Supervisor for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and has helped foster a working collaboration between the University of Miami/RSMAS and NOAA/FKNMS!
Beautiful campus! I’m so glad I chose SNHU (“snew” is the given nickname) for my graduate studies. 📚💻🖊
I never really understood why people overvalue money so much. They dedicate their life to a piece of paper. Yes, money is just a piece of paper. Ok it’s a mixture of paper and cotton, but at the end your 100$ is made out of a few Cents. Rethink it. Your 100$ is worth a few Cents.
The typical student spends 18 years for their high school diploma, then 4 more years for their bachelor and then finally 2 more years for their Master. Some spend an additional year for internships. At the end of their studies they have 200.000$ in debts, have spend the first quarter of their life learning and haven’t earned a single dime yet. And that for a piece of paper worth a couple Cents. Something what yet only the most successful people understand, because they break out of the typical system and put the risk in. Something they understand is, that you can earn endless money but you can’t produce more time.
You can’t go to the stock market and exchange your money for more lifetime. And still we spend a quarter of our life studying to make money instead of living our life’s. You’re not going to come back to life and live another 100 years. Once it’s over, then it’s over.
to the Class of 2018 MSBA kickoff event in August. We’ve come so far.... #nostalgia
It’s your time to conquer the world... One step at a time.