Written by Levneet Sran
If you ever get the chance to meet Ranita, you’ll notice something different about her. A difference that isn’t apparent right away but one that’s more subtle. It may not be noticeable during the first few interactions, but soon one can sense the strength of a very calm, focused and positive energy. This same energy translates into a source of motivation for the patients she works with as well as enlightening conversations between peers and coworkers. That energy is a driving force in both her personal and professional life.
Ranita graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology from UC Merced in 2010 then earned her Master of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Long Beach State in 2016. In August of 2017 she joined our Performance Physical Therapy team as a Physical Therapy Aide.
Ranita’s goal is to become a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and stems back to her high school days In high school, she played soccer for over fourteen years and rowed for two and had to have many injuries nursed. The worst was having her shoulder dislocated playing goalkeeper twice in two different games, resulting in a tear in her labrum. This caused her shoulder to be displaced more than 7 times until she had to have surgery. In the meanwhile, she went to Physical Therapy before and after surgery, and developed a strong interest in the field. Her interest stemmed from coming to the realization that she wouldn’t be able to play soccer competitively, but instead being able to help future athletes recover from their injuries. She says, “The rest is history, but it’s been a long and humbling journey. Life also had its fair share of tumbling me over and over multiple times, but then again, that’s life, right?”
The Law of Attraction
The motivation behind getting to know Ranita further than our Feature Friday questions stemmed from a picture. The picture featured below is of her journal with the following handwritten manifestations, “Ranita Devi Ram, Doctorate of Physical Therapy” repeated for about five times, then “Doctorate of Physical Therapy” repeated three times followed by “University of Southern California” repeated five times. The caption reads, “A huge part of manifesting your dreams into reality is writing down your goals in in your own writing. I wrote this January 2017, crazy how this dream is unfolding.” In March of 2018 she was admitted into one of her top three schools, University of Southern California (USC)!
As avid believers in the idea that positive thoughts yield positive results, we had to find out more once we saw the picture posted to her SnapChat. In 2011, Ranita’s cousin introduced her to the concept of the “Law of Attraction” adapted from book/film, “The Secret”. She remarked that ever since her introduction, “life has been more than spectacular” She has learned that what you speak and write into the Universe, it will respond and manifest to you and what you say (positive or negative), will occur.
This Law of Attraction frame of reference causes one to be mindful of the thoughts they have, these thoughts are powerful and once manifested, become a reality. Kelsey Aida states, “ To manifest (verb) something is to bring something forth into your physical life experience by using your thoughts, feelings, or beliefs…. Manifestation is a means of creation. Where we focus and whatever we focus on expands.” Of course, one must take action and put in the required work to achieve their goals. Along with manifesting and years of hard work towards her career goals, Ranita has advice for her fellow peers in pursuit of being admitted into Physical Therapy schools.
Advice for Future Physical Therapists
“The advice I can give students who have tried to get in, but didn’t, (it took me a couple times) is to talk to advisors or directors of the schools they are interested in, and don’t be afraid to show your transcripts. They will be able to tell you how you can strengthen your application to become a stronger candidate, even it means re-taking classes you have C’s in. Also, don’t be afraid to have multiple eyes look at your essay, that portion plays a huge role in your application. Also, have patience. The waiting game, especially when you are waiting to hear back from schools can be very nerve-wracking and take each no as a door that will lead to your ultimate destiny. Lastly, don’t be afraid to take chances.”
We’d like to thank Ranita for taking time out and interviewing with us as well as being an amazing part of our team.Here are her answers for Feature Friday!
Feature Friday Fun Facts
What book did you read last?
The Power of the Subconscious Mind (it’s a pretty deep book)
What is your goal for the 2018 year?
I have a few, to do really well in PT school, continue to push myself out of my comfort zone & be more physically active again
What’s your baseball walk up song?
This Girl is on Fire by Alicia Keys
What do you enjoy the most at Performance Physical Therapy?
Definitely connecting with the patients, helping them with their exercises while getting to know more about them.
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