During my soccer season my sophomore year I injured my knee. I started seeing the school's athletic trainer for treatment. Nothing seemed to ease my discomfort so I was referred to a doctor. The doctor wasn't in so I saw his P.A. who had started out as an Athletic Trainer. He was so knowledgeable about sports medicine and we’d talk about athletic training during my appointments. Eventually
As a result, I have suffered several minor injuries, including a concussion that required treatment. I have seen many orthopedic doctors and physical therapists over the years and had the opportunity to volunteer and later work with PT Solutions, a physical therapy clinic while in high school. All of my experiences with these medical professionals sparked my interest in pursuing a career in medicine. My goal is to one day become an orthopedic surgeon and focus on treating athletes. This career combines my passion for helping others and working alongside athletes. While this goal will take time to accomplish, I believe my investment in the Athletic Training program at UGA will allow me the opportunity to do what I love for a
Physical therapy to me hits deeply because I had to go to therapy twice for a number of months. The atmosphere and attitudes of the people who helped me were so determined to make sure that I got better and back to my full potential if possible. That is one thing that makes me want to be a physical therapy. I want to be able to help people through a dark time of injury and help motivate them and guide them through their situation. Also, I want to be able to make a great impact on someone’s life in wellness. Athletic training is a desire on my
When I broke my Tibia and Fibula playing football my sophomore year of high school, I started to really think about what I wanted to do with my life. I had a lot of love for playing football, and I knew that I did not want to stray too far away from the sport. It wasn’t until I started going to physical therapy that I realized that I didn’t have to, so I decided that I wanted to be a physical therapist, to help other people get back on their feet. However, my junior year, we got a new athletic trainer at my high school. So, I decided to ask Mrs. Pam if she would mind if I shadowed her, to learn more about what she did, and how to help other players with their injuries. She agreed, and I spent my junior and seniors years shadowing her. I learned
It happened during a JV basketball game and I was the first person to evaluate her knee. When I was doing the special test I could feel an end point and there was little laxity of the ACL. I told the girl and her family it might be an ACL tear, but I wasn’t 100% sure and that she should probably go in to see her primary care physician. She came back in a few days later and said the MRI showed a tear and she would have to have surgery to fix it. Working with her was the first time I had seen an injury and got to work with the same person all the way through, from injury to almost full rehabilitation. It was a great learning experience for me and affirmed to me that I would like to take more of a physical therapy route after
The world we are living in is age maturity of 65 at a rate of 10,000 per day. As people getting older, the body is breaking down and in of repair. Individuals are living longer and the technology to fix different part of the body is improving and allowing people to live a comfortable live. Moreover, a businesses have to take on the task of providing the material to help doctors facilitating their endeavors. Joint Ortho has taken on the challenge and has proven to be an expert in the field.
An X-ray of the claimant’s left foot performed on March 8, 2018 indicated previous remote trauma. Also indicated was advanced osteoarthritic degenerative changes in the left first metatarsophalangeal joint. The metatarsal fractures in the left foot were healed (Ex. 22F).
There was a young girl that played volleyball, she was a very outstanding girl she was known for being the nice girl in school and very smart. One night they had a volleyball game at her school everything was going fine during the game until… she jumped up to hit and once she came back down she landed wrong and twisted her ankle. How fortunate that there was a physical therapist at the game she ran to the young girl too check her out. Knowing how much this women knows about the human body and using her knowledge is so awesome. Physical Therapist have a lot of travel opportunities and job responsibilities this is an industry of hard work and dedication.
Eventually though, my frustration through this injury disappeared, and I can contribute that to physical therapy. I was entranced by the profession. Keeping active and healthy while helping all sorts of people regain their confidence in their own bodies. The environment was relaxing yet productive and I immediately felt at ease. I could trust these people and they could get me out of my slump. As I finished up my rehabilitation (that went without a hitch I’m glad to say) I realized that a job like physical therapy was something I felt an extreme passion for.I could see myself as a Physical Therapist, and the qualities clicked with me; patience, empathy, optimism and determination. I may have given up football, but a new path opened up for me. The ascent into my future had finally begun, and stopping is not an
Alongside that, being an athlete, I had the typical sprain of the ankle or weak joint that would I need physical therapy to heal. Consequently physical therapy was not a new or an alarming concept to me. I went to physical therapy for a duration of one year, in terms of my hips. I attended three times a week after my surgery. Rolling my wheelchair in the front door and hearing my physical therapist say my name put a grin on my face that was from ear to ear. Each little milestone was colossal for me, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. Transferring from the wheelchair to the walker, then from the walker to crutches, from two crutches to one, then walking, and the substantial one was running. My physical therapist made sure that I understood everything that happened to me and each step that we took in my recovery process. After I completed my physical therapy and could return to sports; if I had any questions or concerns, he was always there. I aspire to be that person for other people. I desire to guide others down the right recovery path, and be their light at the end of the
As an experienced runner at the peak of my season, I injured myself in my junior year of high school. I was diagnosed with bilateral tibial stress fractures by my physical therapist. Dedication was shown at its finest. I would run four to five events a meet while in excruciating pain from my knees down. Event after event, I would cry in pain, ice my legs, and thenceforward returned right back to the starting line for the following race. After being forced to terminate my season early in order to rest, my injury exposed me to the reality of the pain that multiple athletes may be experiencing. Generally, the athletes I recognize or hear of are dedicated to their sport. I believe that the worst feeling for an athlete is being told that they cannot participate in a sport they have put a numerous amount of time and effort into. For myself, I cried for days after being taken out of my season early. I realized that I did not wish for any other athlete, let alone another person, to have to cry in disappointment due to an injury that hinders a dream or goal. At that moment I realized what I was called to achieve; I was called to prevent and treat those painful athletic injuries as an athletic trainer and physical therapist. I believe that being an athletic trainer that has experienced the pain caused by dedication, effort, perseverance, and even poor training could cause me to be more relatable to patients that I may have in the
When outsiders say their thoughts about Ortho, they think that the school is only a medical school. Not only that, they go on to say that the school is gloomy, haunted, and somewhat creepy. However, I believe that Ortho is more than what meets the eye.
Although it was several years ago, I can still remember the day when I decided that I was going to have a career in Physical Therapy. After finishing an intense soccer practice when I was nine years old we finished off with a small scrimmage. While playing midfield, everything was going very well until I get an unbelievable sharp pain in my right knee. Determined, I tried walking it off, limping around the field as if nothing happened. Unfortunately, I just couldn’t keep up. As I fell to the cold freshly cut grass, I began crying and sweating. Zoning out, I just stared at the baby blue sky hearing voices far away when yet they were so close. I couldn’t feel my legs, terrified, I think to myself that I may not walk again. I remember I needed help to get off the field, everyone being so
Not only have I viewed physical therapy from the eyes of a physical therapist, but I’ve also seen it from the eyes of a patient. Unfortunately, I tore my ACL while playing soccer in October of my senior year, and I broke my wrist in a car accident the following month. Doctors ended up having to surgically repair both injuries, thus I had to attend dozens of physical therapy sessions for both body parts, before and after each surgery. Experiencing physical therapy as a patient was life changing, and it solidified my decision to become a physical
I became highly aware of the need for physical therapists in the workforce at an early age. I was nine years old when I had my first experience with this issue that physical therapy still faces today. In my hometown there was one clinic in the area where I could go to seek care for an elbow injury I suffered, which resulted in an overpopulated and inefficient physical therapy setting. My time there consisted of a mixture of feelings on how the profession could utilize better resources to serve society. As I think about this now, it solidifies my vision for the profession of physical therapy to improve patient access and quality of care. We are coming to a point in time where the number of patients seeking care can potentially outnumber what can be provided for appropriately and efficiently.