Aimee Eichler Professor Morris
Eng 101 OW1 October 29,2009
Physical Therapy as My Career Choice
The career I desired to pursuit when I first began college was one in Physical Therapy. Thankfully, this career seemed to fit my personality type and personal interest. I researched what people in that career do, the work conditions, what I have to do to become one, the rewards, as well as the unpleasant things, job prospects and job outlook. A career In Physical therapy will offer many opportunities to me. I believe I can offer quality care, dedication and of course kindness to the injured or disabled that certainly require it.
A physical therapist in general treats patients to relieve their pain and increase their strength and mobility(“Earn My Degree”). There is much critical thinking and planning that goes into that. The duties of a physical therapist consist of planning, preparing, and designing programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients. These are just some of the things I would have to do throughout a day of being a physical therapist. I would have to be able to perform and document an exam, find out what the patients problems are, and determine a diagnoses before the intervention. I would then evaluate affects of the treatment to get the greatest benefit. To try to rid the patient of pain and increase strength I would instruct exercises and massages. I would also record prognosis, treatment, response and progress in the patients chart. When my goal is reached I would discharge the patient from the...