Over the course of my life, I have had many different career goals which included becoming a teacher, a crime scene investigator or an athletic trainer. However, the one thing that I wanted to do more than anything else was to become the first woman to play Major League Baseball for the Cleveland Indians. As I got older, I realized that the opportunity for a woman to play Major League Baseball was very uncommon. I began thinking of other ways that I could still be involved with baseball as part of my future career. I finally decided that I wanted to be a Physical Therapist for the Cleveland Indians organization, after attending one of their baseball games and watching my favorite player tear his rotator cuff during an important play. I knew then, I was destined to help the players who participated in the game I loved so much.
For the past four years, I have been working towards my new dream of becoming a physical therapist specializing in sports medicine, by majoring in Health Sciences Pre-Physical Therapy. As my interest in physical therapy grew, I thought it was in my best interest to gain physical therapy experience by shadowing at a few clinics. After making many connections at my shadowing experiences, I chose to interview those physical therapists who played a large role in shaping who I am today.
The first physical therapist I interviewed was Debbie, the only physical therapist at Harrison Community Hospital in Cadiz, Ohio, and my physical therapist when I was fifteen. Debbie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from The Ohio State University. Over the course of her career, she has worked at many different hospitals in the Ohio Valley. Even though she had opportunities to work in private clini...
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After completing these interviews, I am excited to begin not only physical therapy school, but also my career. The interview process further enhanced my physical therapy knowledge I have learned through education and internships. I was surprised to learn that physical therapy is projected to grow faster than its other related medical fields. I also learned that each physical therapist has different, effective techniques when doing their job, but they are still very successful in their career. This process also showed me that it is better to experience various settings of physical therapy, in order to gain knowledge of the many different roads it can take you. Overall, this project reinforced my love for physical therapy and strengthened my desire to help others overcome their injuries, like my physical therapy team did for me when I was fifteen.
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