Julia Chevan MPH is Chair and Professor of Physical Therapy at Springfield College where she teaches mostly “left-brained” analytical content. She enjoys running. One day, while setting out for a run, her dog suddenly lurched and she sustained a concussion falling directly onto her head. In the days that followed, she struggled with the inactivity of recuperation, but also reveled in the meditative quiet of rest while sitting by the window watching the leaves fall from an old maple tree. When she was able to return to her office she found her brain wandering and wondering if, in another reality maybe she sustained a bleed, or a brain injury, or an outcome that results in becoming a patient in rehabilitation as opposed to returning to full participation in social and employment activities.
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