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As a future physical therapist, I will embody APTA’s vision by specializing in pediatrics and teaching children, young adults, and their parents not only the importance of living an active lifestyle, but how to in a fun, safe, and effective manner in order to optimize movement and function. Children are our future, and as they progress and overcome their physical barriers, it will ensure a successful existence of society far into the future.
Physical exercise is extremely important for young and upcoming generations, especially with the rise of obesity in children. Cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, and social discrimination are just a few of the possible consequences of a childhood spent in front of the computer or television
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People have been conditioned to see it as a form of punishment or hard work. During a child’s early development, one should not use exercise as punishment. Rather, celebrate and reward commitment to being active. There should be a focus on physical play, fundamental motor skills and activity diversity, rather than premature sport specialization. Using positive reinforcements for good behavior and progress is essential. A little motivation goes a long way. For kids to choose a lifetime of physical activity, sports, and play, the options available to them must be fun. As a Physical Therapist I will encourage, involve, and educate parents to promote physical activity play at home. Sessions should include a warm-up, aerobic activity, as well as muscle and bone strengthening activities. The full benefits of movement only come from engaging in the right type of physical activity, frequency, duration, and at the right level of intensity. Physical development varies by age. What is fun for teens may not be fun or even safe for a child or an elderly. For programming and activities to work, they must be designed specifically for the age and developmental level of participants. Educate parents on healthy play activities for a child’s early development, recognize, and communicate the dangers of early sport specialization. The program will be evolved to meet patients’ needs that are continually changing. Our dynamic intervention supports the …show more content…
The steps and achievements along the way are what bring everything to fruition. Knowing that I will be able to help them achieve these goals is a great feeling of personal satisfaction. As lifelong learners, we all naturally strive to better our profession, and thus ourselves. It is imperative to me to not only complete and succeed in this Doctoral Program, but to continue my education beyond that in order to peak as an effective and efficient physical therapist. My fascination with the human body’s response to movement and function drives me to commit to establishing the best practice standards in this dynamic and ever-evolving field of physical therapy. I am dedicated in providing the highest quality of care for my patients by keeping up to date throughout my practice on the latest innovations and the most recent evidence-based methods, which will allow me to utilizing what I learn in my daily

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