The profession I will be going over is going to be Physical therapy. I will give you an overview of the job and that will consist of what they do, how much they get paid, and different types of conditions and symptoms. A physical therapist does a lot of things to help patients get back to what they normally do day to day before an injury. They do this by coming up with plans that helps to reduce pains and help restore movements and make goals for patients. They help by having a hands-on approach and being able to help with exercises and stretches they also massage muscles to help manipulate them to move. They also use different technology to help with anything that deals with the movement or that would restrict movement such as ultrasounds and electrotherapy. …show more content…
I will get my bachelors in this program which is bachelors of science in health and wellness. I will then get more education with more lab involved or more hands on experience to be able to move on to my next move which will be to enter a physical therapy program and I will be there for a few years. When I get enough experience, I will get my certification to be a sports physical therapist and help young or older athletes overcome injuries. Kaplan will help me by providing me with knowledge I don’t have and helping me attain my bachelor’s degree. With this degree, I will hope to use as a part of my resume to help in the long run. I will also hope to use this so I can enter the best physical therapy program possible to eventually get the best job in the desired area I will settle down at. In five years, I see myself entering the physical therapist world. I plan to be applying for my first physical therapist job and gain experience. If I do not get that far, I will still be doing education to further my knowledge in the career field to help me with possibilities for the best job I can
An education is a foundation for many people lives. Having an education will develop social interactions, help students become more creative, it aids us to contribute to the economy and prepare us for of career. A physical therapist must be able to handle the school work that is given to them. When applying to a DPT program your minimum prerequisite GPA must be 3.0, which I exceed. You must also take the GRE and have at least average score of one-hundred fifty. This will also look very good when applying to a DPT program. Then you must have observation hours. Some school may accept fifty hours, and other may take one-hundred and more. So far I have been able to complete over sixty hours of observation. I have been able to Prepare the treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols. I also help treat patients by applying heat packs, assisting patients into a whirlpool, monitoring their motion, measuring mobility, performing prescribed exercises and strengthening techniques as an example. All of these assets I learned from my observation gives me an advantage on to become a successful physical therapist. In addition, to become a successful physical therapist you must have the proper resume as well. In every career, you have to provide your profession with a resume which must contain every feature about yourself to show why your a better fit than the rest. Your resume
Physical Therapist plan out on how they going to help their patients and let them develop slowly, So the Injuries can heal properly. Physical Therapists have a assistant, So Physical Therapists Assistant work under of the Direction of a licensed Physical Therapist. The work of Physical Therapists assistants revolves around helping patients move , which means a lot of movement on the assistant part...
The first thing I discovered about a Physical Therapist is what they exactly do. A Physical Therapist is someone who plans, organizes and participates in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injuries (MSChoices). This is important because I can see clearly how Physical Therapist has a good affect in a community. Physical Therapist also has to test and measure patient's strength, motor development and function, sensory perception, functional capacity, or respiratory or circulatory
I never thought that I would purse something more than a bachelor. Actually, I am the first in my family to pursue higher schooling so I did not know much about it until I discovered physical therapy. I have been fortunate enough to have found something I love and am passionate about. Observing has given me so much motivation to continue. There have been many incredible experiences that reassure me this is what I want. At one of my observation experiences, there was a young girl that had an Ilizarov apparatus on her leg. The therapist that was working with her allowed me to help with holding a thera-band in place or tossing a ball back and forth. She told me she had come from a different country to have this procedure done. I found it so inspiring that every session she worked hard even when she did not feel her best. She also always kept a positive outlook on her situation. This was the first time I had the chance to actually interact with a patient and
... PT field, and I will be required to complete a “creative component” before graduating. In graduate school, I will obtain a Master of Science (M.S.) in Kinesiology. I can do many things once I have my M.S., either entering a doctoral program or further PT school.
The career I have chose is Physical Therapy(PT). Physical Therapist do many different things, but their main function is to help impaired or physically disabled people enhance their movement and handle their pain. Physical Therapist are a main source in the rehabilitation, medical care and prevention of people with long lasting illnesses or damage. The reason I chose this career is because I love helping people and enjoy seeing people be motivated and succeed at their task. To help someone gain full strength in their limbs or maybe even learn how to walk again is my lifelong dream. It is important to understand the education or training requirements, skills or talents needed, salary and benefits offered, and the duties for a particular career
From a young age I was interested in the medical field. As I became more exposed to the various options, I decided physical therapy was the right career for me. My experience has proved the field to be interesting and fun. I enjoy working with people and the versatility of therapy. There are many areas to specialize in and I look forward to learning which one is right for me. At the moment I am interested in pediatric acute care but I am also interested in sports and orthopedics. As I continue my studies, I look forward to learning about the different fields in which physical therapy will take me. My future views may change which physical therapy field I wish to pursue, but right now I look forward to learning as much as I can about physical therapy and helping others.
Helping someone to obtain or regain the ability to walk or move and carry out daily life can lead to a great feeling of satisfaction. My mother and most of my relatives work in the medical field; I got the inspiration to pursue a career in physical therapy from my uncle, aunt, and older cousin who are physical therapists and truly love their life professions. From the past four years, I gained first-hand experience about the career and developed genuine relationships with the therapists and patients. Seeing different people improve through rehabilitation, while being surrounded by an atmosphere of positive attitudes, definitely made me grow to love the career path even more. As for my future, I aspire to be a graduated and licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy. I want to be able to serve the community with their needs of physical therapy and I would also like to go back home to the Philippines and help out all of those who are undeserved and the less fortunate. I am interested in working in an inpatient environment, such as a
Physical therapists play an integral role in health care. The vision statement for the physical therapy career is: “Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience”. 1 Through my prior volunteer and work experiences, I discovered that physical therapy was the perfect career choice and vision for my future. As a current student and future physical therapist, I will play an important role for society and within the health care profession. The vision statement will serve as my reminder to always strive for more knowledge and feedback as a student, uphold pertinent values that will improve the practice of physical therapy, and to always provide quality care to all patients.
Physical therapy is a fun and exciting healthcare profession that helps people. It is all about helping other people who have problems with their body, muscles, joints and other parts of their body. Patients includes accident victims and individuals with disabling conditions such as low back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries, and cerebral palsy. Physical therapy will perform an evaluation of your problem or difficulty. They evaluate your problem by performing tests and measures to assess the problem. These tests includes muscle strength, joint motion, sensory and neurological, coordination, balance, observation, palpation, flexibility, postural screening, movement analysis, and special tests are designed for a particular problem. Next, they develop a treatment plan and goals and then manage the appropriate treatment to aid in recovery of a problem or dysfunction. Physical therapists are able to treat their patients by using many different treatments depending on the type of injury. Some of the treatments are electrical stimulation, hot and cold packs, infrared and ultrasound to reduce swelling or relieve pain. These treatments are used to help decrease pain and increase movement and function. Therapeutic exercises instructions will help restore strength, movement, balance, or skill as a guide towards full functional recovery. Physical therapy provides "hands on techniques" like massage or joint mobilizations skills to restore joint motion or increase soft tissue flexibility. They will focus on basic skills such as getting out of bed, walking safely with crutches or a walker, moving specific joints and muscles of the body. Physical therapists treatment includes patient education to teach them how to deal with a current problem and how to prevent the problem in the future. Such documentation is used to track the patient's progress, and identify areas requiring more or less attention. They encourage patients to use their own muscles. Their main goal is to improve how an individual functions at work and home.
Physical therapy plays a major role in the lives of many individuals every day. It is up to those in the Physical therapy profession to assist patients in rehabilitation, prevention, and care. Obtaining a Physical Therapy license requires relevant certifications and credentials. A Bachelor in Health Science is just the start of the educational requirements needed to succeed. As with any profession, there are some current issues in the field of Health Care that relate to Physical Therapy. This includes the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and individuals with disabilities. It is vital to be a respectful and professional Physical therapist. Patient care is priority. Having the proper education and knowledge to assist clients is extremely important. People of all ages require physical therapy for various injuries, illnesses, and diseases. I feel that my connection with working with people of all ages will benefit me when it comes to the job. While I know what my strengths are, I do have goals set for my future in Physical Therapy. These goals include: graduating Kaplan University with a Bachelors of Science in Health Science, graduating University of Massachusetts with a Doctorates of Physical Therapy, receiving licensure from the State of Massachusetts, and gaining employment in a sports or rehabilitation setting. I know that Kaplan University Career Services can assist me in obtaining my goals as a Physical Therapist because of their in-depth assistive programs that can assist me with my employment desires. In 5 years, I see myself working with athletes or wounded Veterans in a local rehabilitative setting or hospital. There is no other profession I would want more than becoming a professional, licensed, Physical Therapist and gettin...
The career route I am interested in pursuing is Therapeutic Exercise / Physical Therapy. I plan on becoming a physical therapist after I successfully graduate CSUN with my bachelors degree in Kinesiology. A physical therapist’s job is to improve, sustain, and restore people’s maximum movement and functional ability. They also relieve pain and prevent permanent physical disabilities in their clients.
Since I now have researched all of the important facts about what it takes to become a physical therapist, the pro’s and con’s, information about current trends like the new health care laws, and learned about where the field is at today, I can now make a more informed decision about this career choice. At this time in my life I’m not prepared to take on the requirements that are needed to get into the DPT program. I am still interested in the field and since I can get a bachelors degree in any field to start the requirements for the program I may still consider this occupation as a career choice and pursue this more in the future. I do enjoy helping people and working hands and have always been interested in the health care field so this will be a great option that I’m now more informed about. 13
My current course load is helping achieve success from different types of directions for my dream career. If I continue to study and work conscientiously, then I can see myself as a physical therapist in ten years. I can easily see myself working and understanding multiple diverse groups. If I am able to expand my dreams, I can see myself becoming a pediatric physical therapist. I would attempt to inspire and educate children to take care of their health. Speaking of children, I have a personal childhood quote by Walt Disney that inspires me to follow my physical therapy dream. No matter what life throws at us, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” That quote is my main life lesson—I plan to follow it until I reach my career