Physical Therapy Physical therapists diagnose patients, help patients remove their pain, and increase their mobility. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website, physical therapists diagnose patients by the way they stand and walk. Also, they perform exercise and use certain equipment to help relieve the patient’s pain. Physical therapists can treat anyone with any sort of condition. Whether it’s a minor condition such as a fracture or a dislocation or a serious condition such as a stroke or a traumatic injury, physical therapists are able to treat it. Most people think all physical therapists work in some sort of hospital, but this is not true. According to the American Physical Therapy Association website, more than eighty percent of physical therapists work in sub-acute facilities, outpatient centers, home health centers, and etc. Some physical therapists do work at hospitals, of course. There are several education requirements to become a physical therapist, as there is for most jobs. In high school, physical therapists should begin to take college preparatory classes such as biology, chemistry, physics, health, and mathematics. Classes to take to improve communication skills are psychology and sociology. Other helpful classes to consider taking are statistics and foreign languages (Physical Therapists). Physical therapists must graduate with a Master’s or Doctoral degree. Postgraduate school is a must for future physical therapists. Suggested classes to take are anatomy, humanities, and therapeutic procedures. Attending a Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) school is the best choice when wanting the best education (Physical Therapists). When looking online for good physical therapy schools, use school rankings as a guideline to pick the best school. It is another good idea to look at all the factors and not just a poll when deciding which college to go to (Top Physical Therapy Schools). The top three schools according to Physical therapy Schools Info website are, “University of Southern California, University of Pittsburgh, and Washington University in St. Louis.” Both the University of Southern California and Washington University have the same criteria, according to the Physical Therapy Pre-Reqs website. They both offer a CAPTE program that lasts three years after taking the first four years of college. There is also a 100 percent employment rate for graduated therapists. Also according to the Physical Therapy Pre-Reqs website, the University of Pittsburgh offers placements in every setting such as geriatrics, sports medicine, and etc. University of Pittsburgh offers a CAPTE program and almost all graduates from this school have passed the national exam. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website, every state requires physical therapists to have a license. Physical therapists must pass the National Physical Therapy Examination. There are other requirements for therapists depending on the state (Licenses). Physical therapists, who are licensed, are required to take classes and go to workshops to keep their license (Other Requirements). The average wage of physical therapists in 2012 was $80, 889. The wage depends on the location in which a therapist works (Earnings and Advancement). It also depends on the location in which the therapist works (Salaries). According to the Coin Career library, salaries are higher in rural areas because of the shortage of therapists in those areas. According to the Coin Career Library, in 2010, there were about 199, 000 employed physical therapists
due to my dad, has been physical therapy (PT). He has worked at Spectrum Health for almost 15 years as a physical therapist assistant (PTA). Although it is not the career I am pursuing, I still have a great deal of respect and admiration for this occupation. Unfortunately, I was not able to arrange an interview due to scheduling conflicts but will still explore this career field using scholarly and peer-reviewed resources, and my own experience through knowing physical therapists. According to the…
IV. The Business
a. nature of the business:
i. Type of business: Wellness Physical Therapy and Cardiac Rehab is a clinical
ii. Mission statement/goals: To provide extraordinary care to all patients,
focusing on Love, Patience, and Education for the nurture our patients back to
health. We are a team of highly educated and experienced therapist with your
health at our best interest. bb
We are more than a team, we are a family.
Enhance the lives of every person we encounter…
response to your job opportunity posted on your website on December 14, for the available position of Physical Therapy Assistant. I am writing to express my strong interest in earning a Physical Therapy Assistant position with Turnstone. Along with my Associate Degree in Science, current Fort Wayne PTA license, one year clinical experience, and personal experience with the impact of physical therapy, I believe I have the potential and knowledge to make a change in a child’s life.
From my education…
22 February 2013
High School students should start to think about career choices for their future. Some students just can’t figure out a career choice before the end of college. I feel like I would benefit from a career involving treating patients reduce pain and improve mobility. Physical therapists keep the world moving. I think physical therapy would be a great occupation to pursue in the future.
An athlete gets hurt on the football…
The national average salary for entry level physical therapists is about $53,000
b. This income changes based on the increase of each year of experience in a physical therapists career.
a. The experience needed to become a physical therapist differs depending on the state you are planning to become a physical therapist in. Most require you to pass some general education classes that will help prepare you for the physical therapist program. Once accepted into these…
According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) “The development and use of the interventions commonly applied by physical therapists today, including exercise, massage and mobilization of tissues, heat, cold, water, and electricity, dates back to Greek culture and Hippocrates’ influence as the father of Western medicine.” During the 1500s – 1700s common practices of using exercise and massages to treat muscle and bone disorders and disabilities were put into action. By the 1800s, in…
stuck because of the security of her present position. Miserable and unmotivated, I realized my wife needed to follow her true passion to become a Physical Therapist. In order to make this happen, she would need to go back to school full time to complete the prerequisites and gain work experience in the field in order to apply to a doctorate of physical therapy program. I felt compelled to help my wife realize her dream and offered to be the sole provider and support her.
The first obstacle we faced…
psychological interventions, and exercise prescriptions (1,3,7,9,11,13,14,19,20,24,25,26,27,28). Although all three succeed in reducing the effects of CRF, researchers are proving that cognitive interventions are equally or more effective than either physical therapy or pharmacotherapy and generally considered less taxing and risky for the patient.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PROBLEM
With the number of cancer survivors skyrocketing, cancer related conditions are only becoming more and more prevalent. In 2005…
ANIMAL-ASSISTED THERAPY: ITS IMPLICATIONS ON MENTAL HEALTH AND THE NURSING PROFESSION
Amanda J. Sawdey
Western Kentucky University: School of Nursing
There are many pertinent implications of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) to the mental health and nursing profession. In this project there will be discussions of the definitions of AAT, the history of the practice, current types of animal-assisted therapy, potential benefits, ethical concerns, and finally it’s implication…
Kiana Rae Baruela
Title: Physical Therapist
• Help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients with injuries or disease.
• Take the patient’s/client’s history and conduct a systems review, and perform tests and measures such as strength, range of motion, balance and coordination, posture, muscle performance, respiration, and motor function, to identify potential and existing problems.
• Determine a patient…