Physical therapist is a really good career it’s a profession that helps people, I like to help people because it’s hands on. The profession is all about helping people that have problems with their body, muscles and other parts of the body, it helps others get better physically. The patients include victims who were in accidents, and individuals with disabling conditions like; heart disease, cerebral palsy, fractures, head injuries and more.
OrthoOklahoma is an orthopedic medical clinic with a physical therapy branch that provides outpatient physical therapy care. The facility has a staff of three licensed physical therapists and a physical therapy assistant along with four physical therapy techs. I was able to observe all three physical therapists, Megan Ripley, Joe Ogle and Ken Roberts. At OrthoOklahoma, the most common patients are post-surgery from repairs of muscles, bones or joints. While shadowing these therapists, I observed cases of total knee replacement, total hip replacement, ACL/meniscus repair, rotator cuff repair, frozen shoulder, labrum repair, and other ailments from wear-and-tear and aging. This experience allowed me to talk to physical therapists about the ins and outs of their job, learn about different exercises and routines for treatment of injuries, and really get an idea of the work it takes to become a well-respected physical therapist.
My first Physical therapy observation experience was at TIRR Memorial Hermann in the Texas Medical Center. The therapy done here were for inpatients who went through a brain or spinal cord injury. On my first day I did not know what I was going in for. I only thought that PT was about orthopedic rehabilitation but in reality there is therapy for everything.
The day-to-day writing in the field of Physical Therapy varies depending on the audience. The audience determines the purpose of the writing and writing style. Physical Therapists (PT) use evidence-based exercises and activities to rehabilitate their patients in order for them to reach their unique goal. Since PT’s work with both medical professionals and patients, they must adjust their writing to be able to communicate effectively. PT’s are just one of the many people in the medical field that may work with a particular patient so it is important that the communication between the different layers of the medical field are precise and clear. Writing to a patient is also important because they are the person who is being directly affected
Every story has a beginning, mine starts in Oak Hill, Ohio. I was born on February 18th, 2000 in Gallipolis, Ohio. I live in Oak Hill, Ohio and go to Oak Hill Middle/High School. I live with both of my parents (Sabrina and Kenneth Burton) and my little sister Amber Burton. My older sister goes to college now and does not live at home with us .I am a really nice, responsible, and hard working person. I have won many awards in both marching band and HS choir. Some of the awards range from the best dancer to one of the most dedicated members. I have not yet finished high school, but it is my senior year. After I graduate I plan on attending Shawnee State University to become a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA).
In response to reading this book, I will be utilizing more the services of professional interpreters during the physical therapy session with the patient rather than using ad hoc interpreters such as family, friends, hospital clerks and housekeepers. Professional interpreters improve the quality of clinical care for LEPs to level that for those patients without barriers in language (Gray & Hardt, 2017). Meanwhile, ad hoc interpreters might be bilingual but they have no medical training (Gray & Hardt, 2017).
A Physical Therapist Assistant is someone who carries out task under a Physical Therapist. Physical Therapist assistants help patients regain their mobility, relieve pain, and lessen physical disabilities. There are many reasons why I want to become a Physical Therapist Assistant, but three truly explain why becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant is for me. I have implemented a non-profit organization that helps children cope with disabilities that relate to many different aspects of their lives, I have experienced what physical therapy is like and I know how I can make it more enjoyable for patients, and my passion for working with others to help them live a healthy and happy life.
I want to become a physical therapy assistant (PTA) because PTAs help others live a healthy and productive life by facilitating those in need as they regain their full physical capability. Physical therapy is a vital component in patient care that may be challenging at times but overall extremely rewarding. PTAs are directly involved with the rehabilitation, prevention and treatment of patients by following a plan set forth by the PT that involves stretching and strength training to improve their movement and manage their pain. It requires empathy, patience, and the ability to analyze individual
In the future, I see myself as being a physical therapist assistant. I am interested in this career choice because I enjoy fitness and helping others improve their life. Being able to see a person making progress and being a part of that process is an amazing feeling. I want to be able to use being a PTA as a platform to touch someone’s life in a positive way. Working as a PTA, I would need to be able to work with physical therapist to help people with lack of mobility.
Reflecting from mistakes and practice are major key components of the learning process. This history taking experience with a patient has been truly effective for my future as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. This experience has helped me a lot on improving my communication and interpersonal skills with patients both verbally and non-verbally. Feedback and review were also truly beneficial aspects in the learning part of this experience.
Physical Therapist’s earnings are good and very high. On average Physical Therapist has a salary of $82,180 in 2013 they are well paid. (“Physical Therapist: Salary.”) Also, Physical Therapist that live in the Metropolitan areas of Laredo, Texas: Los Vegas: and Brownsville, Texas are paid a magnitude of money. (“Physical Therapist: Salary.”) Finally, ‘”Being a Physical Therapist is very rewarding. They work with Patients one-on-one, see them progress through treatment, and know that they are really making a difference in their lives,” said APTA spokesperson Merideth Harris, PT, DPT, EdD,’ (“Benefits of a Physical Therapist Career.”) A Physical Therapist is paid very well, and has high
Physical therapists are members of a health care team, specially trained to improve movement and flinction, relieve pain, and expand movement potential. Through evaluation and individualized treatment programs, physical therapists can both treat existing problems and provide preventive health care for people with a variety of needs (Physical Therapy-Improving 1). Physical therapists are very knowledgeable and skillful concerning the human body. Physical therapy is a complex, but rewarding field to pursue as a career. Specialization, working conditions, job outlook, salaries, and education requirements need to be taken into consideration when contemplating a career as a physical therapist.
If I were to show you this- DX = PT, what comes to your mind? Right, it is an algebraic equation with four different variables. I would like to use this analogy as we try to fathom physical therapy diagnosis. In arriving at a diagnosis, we have to follow a process. That process is called problem-solving (Delaune, 2009). I wish physical therapy diagnosis is as simple as mathematically solving for the value of X, D, P or T . In an algebraic equation we do have a definite value or a degree of certainty on what those variables will be, however in our profession as pointed out by Crist, McVay and Morocco (2012) it would be adequate to get it (diagnostic precision) to the right ball park as opposed to hitting a bull’s eye. How to get to that right ball park has been described in two invitational conferences dubbed as Diagnosis Dialog I and Diagnosis Dialog II, to which they have submitted:
The second project that will help enhance the marketing for RSM PT is the making of a 5k walk/run event during the month of October specifically for physical therapy awareness month. My vision is to get the community involved and create awareness of the impact of physical therapy along with physical activity. Each therapist is required to take an anatomical area (hip, knee, shoulder, back, neck, hands, feet and offer further information. Consumers who are interested on a certain area can ask the therapist further information and potentially encourage them to set up an appointment for an initial evaluation. Each therapist is required to sign up and have a booth in which they will have an activity or offer a brief lecture on one of their specialties.
Thank you for your interest in William Peace University! I’ve reviewed your question regarding a major in Physical Therapy. After further review, we do not offer a direct Physical Therapy major, but we have students major in Biology then enroll in a graduate program for Physical Therapy.