Physical Therapy: A Passion Of A Passion For Physical Therapy

723 Words 3 Pages
Physical therapy is more of a passion for me than a career choice. Physical therapy has directly and positively impacted my life, as well as the lives of others I care about, and the lives of those in my care. As a future physical therapist, I am driven to help people improve their lives through movement, not only for their sake, but also for sake of their family, loved ones and supporters whose lives have also been impacted. Physical therapy has a positive and transformative effect on many lives simultaneously. I understand, intimately, that for every person I am able to help through physical therapy, there are other people supportive of him or her who are also improving. I believe this speaks to the vision of APTA, and I am eager to facilitate …show more content…
His diagnosis was not good; and it had a major impact on our family. We all were led to believe that his mobility would be limited, that his wife (my grandmother) would need to care for him, and that he would have an overall decreased quality of life. Thanks entirely to physical therapy, and my grandfather’s tenacity, I have had the privilege of witnessing his transformation and watching him exceed the expectations of every physician. To this day, my grandfather continues his physical therapy and, because of it, he has regained much of his mobility and freedom. Not only has my grandfather’s life has been transformed through physical therapy, but so has the quality of life of our entire …show more content…
My time at Star Physical Therapy taught me a lot about the role of a Physical Therapist in a stand-alone clinic, which is ultimately the setting where I see myself professionally. My observation with Advance Therapy Solutions, which specializes in pediatric physical therapy, gave me an opportunity to observe physical therapy with children. Not only did it provide me with an understanding of the complexities of pediatric physical therapy, I found the experience working with the children and their parents to be incredibly rewarding. I also appreciated my experience working with elderly at the Spring Meadows Health Care Center, a nursing home. As I have learned from volunteering at Veterans homes, I appreciated the opportunity to work with individuals who have had such full

Related Documents