Austin Gutierrez Mr. Saluga Honors English 10 14 January, 2014 Physical Therapists When the occupation of “Physical Therapist” or “PT’ is mentioned, most people would think of a professional that works to rehabilitate athletes. This is partially correct because not only do physical therapists work at athletic facilities, but at hospitals, nursing homes, and physician offices as well (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Physical therapists work hard and stay on their feet constantly to help someone to the best of their ability (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Being a physical therapist is a spectacular job option for those who will focus on their education, licensing, and training to flourish in a job territory that is vastly increasing.
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
The occupation of physical therapy has been around for centuries. Throughout time it has evolved greatly as a medical practice and an area of study. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2012, there were 204,200 physical therapists employed throughout the United States of America.
Physical therapy is a career that will always be needed throughout society; it helps the human body rebuild physical function in people that have been injured, have birth defects, or any other reasons. Physical therapy is one the medical specialties doctors reply on. There are certain education requirements to become one, just like many other careers. It is a career that an individual who enjoys helping people and working in the medical field would be perfect for. The job of physical therapy and physical therapy assistants is an important factor to a lot of people. It is a job that will always be needed; there will always be people that need help regaining their physical health to be able to walk again or maybe just be able to move their thumb
Throughout their day physical therapist conduct many treatment programs, but the main objective of a PT is to help recover the physical functioning of a patient. A PT will evaluate, and instruct a patient on treatment needed to be continued at home, measure a patient’s strength, motor skills, and record this data. The career of a physical therapist can be physically demanding at times because a physical therapist might have to lift a heavy object or help a patient perform certain tasks.
In the field of Physical Therapy, there are always new and more efficient ways being created to rehabilitate an injury. Physical Therapists are always trying to make their patients recovery go by as fast as possible with also bringing them back to top shape. Their main goal is to restore these patient’s injuries to where they can perform well again. Physical Therapists use a variety of diverse ways to help someone recover from their injury.
When a person suffers an injury whether it be a broken leg, broken arm, a torn ligament or cartilage due to something that happened in a sporting event or in any other activity they were doing in their everyday lives, they need someone to help them help themselves get back to how they were before they suffered the injury. There is always a desire to be able to continue with the sport they were involved in or to continue with their everyday life activities that they were not able to continue with due to the injury. That is when the work of a physical therapist is needed to help reduce the pain of the patient by giving him or her workouts to do so that the person can improve or restore their mobility. There are many things that are involved with the career of a physical therapist that not everyone thinks about which are working with other branches of the medical field. As well, it is a long road to become a physical therapist, which includes the time and money one must invest in educational preparation.
What are Physical Therapists? Athletic sportsmen utilize their expertise, as well as members of the wise elderly and even juvenile rapscallions. Physical Therapy, by definition of Merriam-Webster dictionary, is therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disability, injury, or disease that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (as massage and electrotherapy), assistive devices, and patient education and training—called also physiotherapy. Physical Therapists are, simply put, professional and certified practitioners of physical therapy. The general overall career of a physical therapist solely depends upon how much devotion is directed towards the desired branch of physical therapy, if one at all, and the amount and quality of education received.
Almost everyone in the world has at some point been injured. In a large number of these cases, individuals require physical therapy. Physical rehabilitation not only pushes the body, but it pushes the mind to intense extremes. It can be a very painful experience, but also a very necessary one. This is why Physical Therapists, and the therapy itself are essential to those wishing to be rehabilitated.
First, a physical therapist is a professional who give support to patient who suffer from physical problem either internal or external. Physical Therapy has a lot of benefits for those who are in the process of recovery from injure or disease. This helps when people are recovering from injure, whether muscular or athletic stress. Students who work in this profession, help patients to restore from injure accidents; help them to move and relief their pain. Moreover, they help disables individual who suffer from immobility either permanent or momentary. Also, an individual who have an accident and gets a fracture in the neck, back, hand, foot, or suffer from arthritis have to see the physical therapist in order to get a professional therapy with include some important equipment and are very similar that the one in fitness center. This program require student to finish the AA (Associates in Arts) program in order to continue with the education. Also, student can complete a curriculum of a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Master of Physical Therapy, or a Degree Master of Science in Physical Therapy.