Physical Therapist Assistant I plan to be a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) when I finish college. The Physical Therapist Assistant program is a two year program. I am positive that this is what I want to be. I can finish school at any time after I become a Physical Therapist Assistant, and become a full on Physical Therapist, if I would ever want to. I will be transferring to Wytheville Community College next year, because Bluefield College doesn’t have the Physical Therapist Assistant program. I am going to Bluefield College my first year to get my general classes done, because my mom works as a secretary there and I get free tuition. My church youth pastor, Quentin Dunford, is a Physical Therapist Assistant. I interviewed him about his job and about the college courses you have to go through to be a PTA. I even went to his workplace for about half a work day (four hours) to do some job shadowing. He taught me a lot about being a PTA, and what you have to do to become one. I asked him a lot of questions, such as what classes do I have to take to become a PTA? Are the classes hard? Is the job hard? What do you do on a daily basis? How long are the work days? Is there a lot of job availability for PTAs? About how much does a PTA make? How much does a Physical Therapist make? And how much longer would I have to go to college to be a Physical Therapist? He answered all of the questions I had for him. He told me the only class he knows you are required to take is Chemistry. He said that the classes aren’t too hard if you study a lot and do your best at them. The job isn’t that hard at all. On a daily basis you work with people who have injuries, such as a broken knee, or a sprained ankle. You even work with old or obese people who can’t walk well or move around much. Your goal is to work with people and heal whatever injuries or conditions they have. For example, if someone has a sprained ankle, you must first look at the plans set out by the Physical
Physical Therapist Assistant
A physical therapist assistant plays a very important role by providing treatments to patients, under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist. They use physical therapy treatment procedures to help improve the mobility and relieve pain and disability caused by disease or injury. Some examples of the patients that call for a physical therapist to assist them include accident victims and persons with disabling conditions, such as, lower back pain, arthritis….
6102013 Monday 8:00pm Physical Therapist Assistant Program ESSAY 1. What do you believe a physical therapist would do on a daily basis? As a Physical Therapist Assistant, I believe I will be gaining complete handson experience everyday and be kept up with multiple aspects of my job field most of which includes hospital work, childcare, sports training and lastly, elderly care. To be able to interact and converse smoothly would be something crucial especially when being exposed to so many people who….
different variety of jobs that can be obtain after becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant. The goal of the college is to highly prepare professional specialists with basic communication skills such as reading, writing, listening, and speaking. These skills are necessary for a Physical Therapist Assistant. According to American Physical Therapy Association, there are minimum required skills that have to be familiar to a Physical Therapist Assistant.
The first communication skill that needs to be achieved….
Physical therapists provide the service of the helping of restoring muscular or nerve damage upon a living organism. They improve the functions of mobility, help relieve pain, and prevent permanent physical damage of patients with injuries or disease. Fitness and health are key to helping patients get through physical therapy. Patient problems vary from physical disabilities such as car accidents to nerve damage like arthritis. Physical therapists, or also known….
A career as a physical therapist assistant involves having patience, commitment, and passion. A few years ago, my mom was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy and was referred to a physical therapist. She was in pain, frustrated, and did not believe she was ever going to be back to normal. The physical therapist assistant (PTA) guided her through the exercises and gave her the confidence needed to survive the difficult journey to recovery. As part of my experience with mom, I had an insight into the essential….
One advantage of becoming a physical therapist is that you get to know more people of different age groups, values, cultures, and faiths. The advantages of becoming physical therapist do not end there, qualified and skilled physical therapy professionals receive competitive salaries and excellent benefits as well.
Sometimes physical therapist work long hours. They can get….
My sophomore year while playing in a football game, I tackled a player from the other team right before half-time. While I was making the tackle, I felt a pop in my knee. It wasn’t very painful because of the adrenaline in my system at the time but the next day the pain came. It felt like there was a rubber band getting caught on my knee and coming off almost every step I took. I just put this pain aside through part of basketball season until the pain was too much and I went….
What makes a good physical therapist? Is it the schooling one has to go through to become certified? Or does being a successful physical therapist rely more on personality traits and values one holds? My goal in this paper was to find the truth behind what makes a good physical therapist by interviewing actual physical therapists and reading academic journals and studies to see what others have said about this subject.
Currently to become a physical therapist, one has to go through almost eight….
During my time in the physical therapy assistant program, there are certain characteristics about myself that I have come to recognize. These personal attributes have either developed into positive abilities and skills that will help me accomplish my goals or negative personal areas that still need improvement. I believe that being able to accept and recognize personal strengths and weaknesses can help one become an overall better individual in whatever they choose to do. These personal qualities….
a physical therapist, said this because of being a physical therapist, you deal with bunch of people that have been injured and have to help them get back to where they were, if not ahead of where they were which can be very challenging. Challenges that will lie between me and success on my future career are staying in school longer than most people, adapting many different skills, and I will overcome these by keeping ahead of everything that I need to get done to become a Physical Therapist.