outline for career investagation

outline for career investagation - Brittani Richter...

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Brittani Richter Investigation Physical Therapy I have spent a while investigation the career of my dreams, physical therapy. I first had to find a time in which I could sit down to interview a physical therapist. The first physical therapist that I interviewed was Ryan Schwalk, who has three years of experience and is currently working as a physical therapist at Physical Therapy Today. The next physical therapist who I interviewed was Emily Bohn, and Emily has two and a half years of experience and is currently working at PTI as a pediatrics physical therapist. While I knew a lot about physical therapy before the interviews, they both provided me with behind the scenes information that allowed me to realize even more this was the right field for me. Becoming a Physical Therapist has more to it other than just getting your Bachelor’s degree and continuing on to PT school. You have to have at least 100 hours of clinical experience, as a volunteer or paid employee before applying to PT school. Then during the D.P.T. (doctor of physical therapy) program, you will spend 36 weeks in clinical rotations during the curriculum, which Ryan and Emily said was one of the more beneficial experiences that were available to them. Also after graduating from PT school, you are required to take a test to get your license to be able to practice physical therapy. Once you have obtained your license, you are then able to practice as a physical therapist in an outpatient clinic, hospital, rehabilitation facilities, long-term care facilities, patient’s homes, schools, industrial settings, and wellness/fitness centers. Physical therapist focuses on examining and evaluating patients in order to determine a treatment diagnosis. They help alleviate impairments and functional
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