Philosophy Of Physical Therapy

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I have spent my fair share of time around physical therapy. Between having a younger sister who suffered from an inoperable brain tumor, to just being a downright clumsy child, my family has had plenty of experience in the healthcare field. When I was younger, physical therapy was my favorite place to go. I was allowed play games with my sister and do fun things such as playing “Follow the Leader” and “Simon Says”. What I did not realize at that time was all of the hard work that it takes to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy. When I began my undergraduate degree in health science, I truly learned the important characteristics that make someone a quality healthcare provider. The core of my education began with learning the four core competencies …show more content…
In physical therapy, I believe that there are several key points that make up professionalism. Physical Therapists are supposed to have an in depth knowledge of rehabilitative medicine and how the body works, along with the people skills necessary to communicate the importance of what the patient is doing and what they are working towards. Patients are counting on healthcare providers to treat them properly and to get them as close to perfect health as possible. Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy students must demonstrate confidence in the knowledge that they possess to properly treat …show more content…
Being a student in a physical therapy program would require that I make my education a number one priority due to the rigorous and highly involved curriculum. The experience I would be gaining would directly correlate with my professional career, thus my professional future would be in my own hands. Accountability does not only apply to being a student, I also feel that healthcare professionals need to be accountable for their patients and how they treat them. A physical therapist needs to be an advocate for their patient in getting them the best care possible. Physical therapists and Physical Therapy students make many decisions that can greatly effect patient outcome and it is important to make mature and intelligent

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