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Becoming A Physical Therapist Essay

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I’ve always want to be something in the medical field since I was younger, but physical therapy never came across my mind until I was told by a friends mom that it was something she could see me being very good at. Ever since then I’ve been interested in it. Physical therapist think of and follow through with treatment plans for people who are injured or have an illness to help them move better, increase their strength, and/or relieve pain. I think I would be a good fit for this job because I enjoy working with people and I am very patient with people.

Physical therapist help treat patients who have an injury or illness that prevents them from moving around to their full potential. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that “Physical therapists provide care to people of all ages who have functional problems resulting from back and neck injuries; sprains, strains, and fractures; arthritis; amputations; neurological disorders, such as stroke or cerebral palsy; injuries related to work and sports; and other conditions.” (Physical …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that they've always wanted to be in the medical field, but physical therapy never came across their mind until they were told by a friends mom that it was something she could see them being very good at.
  • States that physical therapists treat patients who have an injury or illness that prevents them from moving around to their full potential.
  • Explains that physical therapists must have a doctorate, bachelor's degree, and 30 weeks of clinical work in order to gain experience.
  • Opines that physical therapy isn't their first choice as a career path but it's definitely something they want to look into. they're interested in this career for many reasons.

You must receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree, programs to get a DPT degree usually last about 3 years. Most DPT programs require at least a bachelor's degree for entrance. Another option is to go into a program that offers both. “ Some programs admit college freshmen into 6- or 7-year programs that allow students to graduate with both a bachelor’s degree and a DPT.” (Physical Therapist) This can make the whole process of becoming a physical therapist become easier. You must also get at least 30 weeks of clinical work in order to gain experience. It is also beneficial to apply for a residency program for additional experience. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “All states require physical therapists to be licensed.” (Physical Therapist) So along with a DPT, bachelor's degree, and clinical work, you must also become

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