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Physical Therapy Goals

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Professionalism in the context of being a student in a doctor of physical therapist degree program is the ever present consideration for the program the student represents and how the student is perceived by all with whom the student interacts. A student in a doctor of physical therapist degree program must give careful thoughts toward exemplifying the American Physical Therapy Association core values. Of the core values compassion, social responsibility, and integrity are the most prominent to me. My compassion for physical therapy and the basis for my wanting to become a physical therapist, derive from an even more meaningful place. At a young age, I grew up nursing my mother who was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. I witnessed…show more content…
I am physical therapy technician, working as a secretary; performing insurance and billing in the same clinic with only one other employer, who is the physical therapist. Therefore, the core value of integrity is a substantial element of my position. When it comes to insurance, I have to make sure that patients’ physical therapy visits are approved, before he or she comes to the clinic. If the patient is seen and is not approved the clinic suffers a major loss of income. This makes me accountable for the swiftness of the patient’s healing process and allows me to gain trust from the patient that I will have their information sent to the insurance company on time. The integrity that I have gained from my clinical experience will drive me as a student in a doctor of physical therapist degree program. I believe one of the most important features of trust that a physical therapy student must have is a thorough understanding of his or her academic work. Showing my commitment by turning in my assignments on time, making superior grades, and being engaged in class will exhibit to my classmates that I am trustworthy. Displaying excellence by demonstrating that I am gaining the highest degree of knowledge
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