Personal Statement On Pursuing Physical Therapy

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With thousands of employment choices, choosing what you want to do for the rest of your life can be difficult. You have many aspects to think about while making this life changing decision. I plan on pursuing physical therapy, which is also known as PT, with a doctoral degree. The reason I chose this occupation is because I wanted to pursue something in the medical field. Considering we will forever need medical material, the medical field is a stable route to take. I then narrowed my broad choice to being a physical therapist because I find it immensely interesting. To be a physical therapist you must have many skills and abilities, such as reading comprehension, critical thinking, and active listening. When a patient comes to for help you must use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions (occupation profile). You also have many responsibilities as a physical therapist, such as having the ability to tell when something is wrong, and being able to diagnose it with the correct exercises so the patient gets better. A PT designs tailored exercise and prevention programs, teaches patients how to perform them safely, and helps them regain movement and function. You also have a lot of responsibility with paperwork, by making sure everything is done correctly and with the proper insurance given by the patient. To be a PT there are many steps you can take to prepare you for the long road ahead. While in college you need to
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