Physical therapy

             “Goals for Becoming a Physical Therapist”
             I always new I wanted to do something in the medical field, but I had no idea what, so I attended a healthcare career day in junior high school. After that opportunity I still was undecided but I knew for sure I wanted to do something in the mredical field, so I started volunteering at a nursing home facility where my mom worked and she introduced me to the nursing field. By volunteering at the nursing home with her, I also got the chance to talk with the rehab therapists about physical therapy and work with them as well. Given that opportunity I have learned valuable lessons and developed a new passion for life because of volunteer work I did in the nursing home environment. There I discovered my deep compassion for others and my strong desire to help people. Then I realized I wanted to do something more than just care and treat mostly geriatric patients in the nursing home field, so that’s when I became more interested in the occupation of physical therapy. I love people and I am very interested in the way the human body works. I did not only research the field of physical therapy but I later in life had to be treated in physical therapy for several months, because of a dislocated shoulder and because of an anterior cruciate ligament(ACL) reconstruction surgery. By having to undergo these different treatment protocols I was given the opportunity to learn different treatments and techniques, but I also had the chance to perform some of the different modalities of physical therapy that was appropriate for my rehabilitation program. By having to undergo these different treatment protocols, I began volunteer work at various facilities and later was given the opportunity to become a physical therapist aide at Yoakum Community Hospital in Yoakum, Texas. Given the opportunity to work as an physical therapist aide, I have learned so much more about the field by having hands on experienc...

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