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  • What Is Physical Therapy?

    Physical therapists are the leaders in the rehabilitation that allows people with chronic conditions to return to productive lives. There are so many ways that PT has affected certain aspects and outcomes or situations. Such as needing to undergo surgery when it’s not necessary or helping people regain the ability to walk or continue to use certain muscles that may have been injured. Physical therapists can help patients with meniscal tears or even DDD (degenerative disk disease.) Treatment…

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  • Research Paper On Physical Therapist

    A career is an occupation for a significant period of a person’s life. It is a job that everyone should have and people do it for a living and to have plenty of opportunities. All careers have different wages, whether it’s high or low, it can increase and increase. There are many things you can study to have a career. Some careers are physical therapists, police detectives, and editors. Physical therapists participate, or plan, programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength,…

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  • Physician Assistant Essay

    Physician Assistant: The requirements to become a physician’s assistant includes earning a master’s degree from an accredited physician assistant program. After earning your bachelor’s degree and having healthcare-related work experience, you then need to apply to a physician assistant program, which usually is around 2 years. After earning your master’s degree, you need to become licensed to become a physician assistant. To become licensed, you must pass the Physician Assistant National…

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  • Physical Therapy Case Study

    To strategically implement my first choice of attaining a master of physical therapy degree, I will need to take shorter-term action steps. I will have to consider all the barriers listed above and get all support possible. First, in order to be qualified to apply for the Master of Physical Therapy program, I will need to enroll in the mandatory prerequisite courses. Along with enrolling in those courses, I will need to maintain a competitive GPA in order to be accepted into the master’s program…

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  • Depression In Physical Therapy

    Depression, by definition, is a “mental illness that is characterized by a profound and persistent feeling of sadness or despair and/or a loss of interest in things that were once pleasurable” (Langwith, 2009, p. 16). Signs and symptoms vary from person to person, and can be categorized from mild to severe – some of the most common being: “hopelessness, loss of energy, persistent fatigue, persistent feelings of guilt or self-criticism, sense of worthlessness, irritability, inability to…

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  • The History Of Physical Therapy

    The American Physical Therapy Association membership increased to around 8,000 members by the 1850’s. Education programs to train Physical Therapist also increased to allow for more qualified therapists offering rehabilitation. Today there are over 200 physical therapy programs in the United States. There are a variety of specialty areas to practice in, including geriatrics, pediatrics, sports medicine, and orthopedics. The APTA continues to grow. The association has contributed to…

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  • Physical Therapist

    Debby Birbragher once voiced, “Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” When making this statement, Birbragher is suggesting that physical movements can exceed a person’s physical and emotional state. As I began to understand the world around me, I developed a desire for helping people. Seeing close family around me with physical, emotional, and mental disabilities helped me realize that I can be one to make a difference. I started…

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  • Physiotherapy Case Study In Canada

    According to typefocus, personalities common to this occupation are ISFJ, ISFP, ESFP, and ESFJ. The common personality in all the codes is sensing. This means that the physiotherapist always has to pay attention to detail and not jump to conclusion. Only after all the facts are looked at, the decisions are made. It is also important to make practical decisions because the lives of numerous people are in question. If poor decisions are made, there will be severe, irreversible consequences.…

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  • Chiropractic Intervention Research Paper

    In addition to chiropractic intervention, MyChild™ believes massage therapy is beneficial for a person with cerebral palsy. Massage therapy is the “Manipulation of soft body tissues applied in a painless and comforting way to treat, heal, and balance the mind, body, and soul (Stern, 2015). Massage therapy is known for alleviating symptoms such as: arthritis, discomfort, low back pain, and balance. Each of these symptoms affect a patient with cerebral palsy. A session typically consists of a…

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  • Healthcare Field Reflection

    I was fortunate enough to gain employment as a teacher’s assistant at McMaster Student Union Childcare Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. As of now, I have worked a total of 656 hours at the centre. I care for children from 18 months to 5 years of age. My central duties as the teacher’s assistant is to act as a support to the daycare teacher…

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