Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Some advice for Physical Therapy Student

 My reward in this field so far has been greatly rewarded for shadowing which is a gift that shows this is the best career for me. I have seen many clients who told me I will make a great physical therapist based on the skills I have shown working with them such as compassion, knowledge in the medical field, interpersonal skills and my outgoing personality. My life is being dedicated to a career that is filled with passion for helping people and I take this challenge as a sign of faith I will be equipped to handle the challenge of a physical therapist.


 I now have a job in the office of an orthopedic surgeon where I go everyday and I feel like I was meant to be there. Sometimes I even go to the hospital for special patients that need special attention. My patients are my whole world and the attention I pay to them is what I did all this for. One day I might change and work in a hospital but for right now I am happy just being here. I start everyday with a smile on my face and a patient waiting on me to help them and that is what I do best.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

About Tuition & Fee, May Be Outdated

This is depending on the type of housing you get. It is required that you get health insurance through the University. There is also Financial Aid available.
Tuition and expenses for the year of Sep. 2010 - Aug. 2012 are as follows with an increase of 3 - 5% each year.
Tuition $35,500
Fees $1,050
Living Expenses $27,500
Books & Supplies $ 2,800
Health Insurance $ 2,200
Loan Fees $750
Transportation $1500
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Total $ 75,565

I took an active role in physical therapy by shadowing at an outpatient clinic where I treated a wide variety of injuries, after I graduated college. It was an assorted batch of clients with different ethnic groups and histories where I saw head on the objections in caring for clients with troublesome diseases as well.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Everything I Know about Physical Therapy

 This was a turning point in my life and I started to do the research to find out the steps that I would have to go through to find out how to make this career come to life. As I fired up my computer I found several online colleges that offered classes to prepare me for my new career and sent off for more information.

 There were several more reasons why I decided to start out in this profession. I think the main reason I wanted to pursue this career was because of the closeness with the public. Then another reason was the fact that a physical therapist can make great money. It's true that you will have to put in the years in college but it would really be worth it. With a master of physical therapy or even a doctor of physical therapy the training programs can last up to three years. And the average salary for a physical therapist can make up to $90,000 to $117,000 a year. You have a good variety of where you will be and chances are not likely that you will be at a desk for very long at a time. You will be up interacting with your patients and making a difference in someone's life.


 I chose Emory University as my University of my choice. A professional doctorate is a Doctor of Physical Therapy or DPT. To prepare physical therapists for a practice in a health care environment the transition from the Master of Physical Therapy degree to a professional doctorate was made. Unique in health care is the physical therapist's expertise in movement and movement dysfunction. The educational needs of the physical therapists have gotten bigger than that of an independent practitioner as their societal and health care roles and responsibilities have grown.


 A Doctor of Physical Therapy degree is earned by students in the Division of Physical Therapy at Emory. The program will start in June and will last three years until May of the third year. The majority of the required credits that a student needs for graduation must be earned at Emory University School of Medicine. The function of the human body along with the study of normal structure and the principles of movement science across the life span is what the students study for the first two semesters. During the 3rd semester the students study the pathophysiology and disease processes that is mixed with clinical problem solving in concurrent classes that have part time education with clinical experiences. Before a student gets a degree they need to complete 36 weeks of full time clinical internship at sites which carry the diverse condition in which physical therapists study. The students from Emory get to choose from clinical education places around Metropolitan Atlanta and around the nation. The students come back to Emory to complete their research and to choose elective courses in different areas during the last semester in the DPT program. All physical therapists must take a state licensure examination after graduation. To take this state exam graduation from an accredited physical therapy program is required.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Reason: Why I became a Physical Therapist?

 I admit I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do with my life as far as my future was concerned. I knew I wanted to help people but I didn't think I wanted to be a doctor however, I did like parts of the medical field.

 Then when I was in high school my sister had to have her knee replaced and since it was summer time and Mom and Dad both worked, I was in charge of taking her back and forth to physical therapy. It was then that I discovered what a physical therapist does and the interaction that they have with their patients. It gets to be kind of like a partnership as the therapist teaches and the patient learns and both are working together toward the same goal. I watched my sister's progress and although the pain was great they got through it together and I could tell that my sister trusted the physical therapist and depended on her.