Physical Therapy And Mental Therapist

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Physical Therapist or known as PTs, Physical Therapist Assistants, and a Geriatric Physical Therapist all sound like great careers. They are all the same in a way just different job hours, different responsibilities, and different places of work. I would rather be a Physical Therapist than a PT assistant and a Geriatric Physical Therapist, because PTs get paid relatively well. Also I would like to do more than to assist a therapist. My research shows that a Physical Therapists duty is to restore maximal functional and independence to each individual patient. They evaluate, diagnose, and make a treatment plan to each individual patient’s needs. It is offered to a wide variety of patients such as: Newborn babies, children, adults, and…show more content…
PTs examine each individual patient and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and to prevent disability. They make people young and old feel better and let them know in time when they will be healed. The PTs know how to ease the pain when the patients come to see them. The patients would most likely have a smile on their face because the Physical therapist would help reduce their pain and make it go away for a while and help them be able to move with ease. They would also most likely have a smile on their face, because they would feel better after their visit. Compared to Geriatric physical therapy, they have to deal with all sorts of patients with arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, Alzheimer 's disease, hip and joint replacement, balance disorders and incontinence("Chicago: Institute for Career Research" 31. I think that is a hard job after a long day of having to deal with all those if they are scheduled for the day or within the week, but I think that I would enjoy that more to be able to spend more time with the patient and help them out more often. With just Physical therapy all they have to is help with medical problems or other health-related conditions, illnesses, or injuries that limits their abilities to move and perform
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