According to Occupational outlook handbook” Physical therapist assistant observe the patients before, during and after therapy; making notes patient’s status and report it to a physical therapist.’’. Patients were using the variety of techniques by physical therapist assistant and physical therapist use equipment for a therapy. The treatment helps educate patients and family members what to do after being treated. It is important for patient’s exercises every day and loses little bit weight. Physical therapist assistant always keeps updated with their patients to see how they doing.
I saw at first-hand the impact of diseases including, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, but more importantly, I witnessed the impact of empathy and good care had on a patient and their families. This experience helped me learn how to overcome challenges faced when caring for patients each day and it reinforced my motivation to work as hard as possible to succeed in nursing school and continue to work to care for others. The experience also provided an opportunity to act as leader since the assisted care home I worked at this past summer was understaffed due to a change in ownership and some staff changes. When my team was short caregivers, I made sure that I spent more time with each patient to ensure they did not have anxiety about the change and end up worried and feeling alone. I found that a few minutes of companionship and
By doing so, one can get a feel of what a physical therapist does and the multiple types of settings they can work in. Here, they can also develop the people skills needed in the future work field. I have been able to observe and shadow physical therapists in a hospital, private practice, and a nursing home. Each is similar but also display different aspects of physical therapy. I very much enjoyed my time volunteering at the private practice.
While I was being trained, I closely observed how the social worker interacted with the residents before she began assessing them. I also took notes of what I was told to do while I was in training as well as when I saw it being done in person. Before I started assessing the patients by myself, I would come home and practice asking the questions to my roommate everyday a couple of weeks. With the help of close observation and detailed notes I was able to properly practice on my roommate, which led me to feel comfortable with assessing the patients by
Different physical therapy clinics utilize physical therapist assistants in different ways. In some clinics, the physical therapist assistants do the bulk of the patient's treatment, in others they fill in when the physical therapist is out of the clinic or their schedule is already full. Regardless of the clinic style, as a physical therapist assistant my daily life will consist of aiding patients through their rehabilitation process while working under the supervision and direction of a physical therapist. It will be my job to follow the plan of care that was created by the physical therapist and ensure that each patient is doing the prescribed exercises accurately. I will also need to accurately report the progress of each patient to the
For the last two years, I have been volunteering in Mackenzie Willamette’s emergency department. I helped around and talked to a lot of people in the medical profession and I observed how they communicated with each other. I saw the benefits of good communication and how it can positively improve the work environment. And I saw how negative communication can distract from what really matters; providing safe and reliable care for the patients. So coming into this project I wanted to take what I had observed and
Motivation to become a PTA My motivation to pursue the profession as a physical therapist assistant developed as a result of my personal experiences. I have noticed a particular set of values in this profession. It has been through my experiences with sports injuries that I became exposed to the working of this profession in a variety of settings. The other reasons include pursuing a demanding profession in comparatively short time, making a difference, being a movement expert and enjoying the job security. PTAs receive an intensive 2-year education in human movement and physical function which allows them to make a difference by providing freedom to do different things.
Physical Therapy Massage therapy and physical therapy go hand in hand. There are many common elements in the two, and some of the school textbooks can even be used for both. Many physical therapy centers hire massage therapists. Physical therapists, sometimes called physiotherapists, and massage therapists work together to achieve the same goal: helping their clients. What Does a Physical Therapist Do?
An immense amount of work is put into this profession, through years of rigorous educational courses. The education that a physical therapist goes through to receive licensure is all used in their day-to-day life on the job. By definition, physical therapy is the treatment of disease, injury or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat, and exercise rather than drugs or surgery. Furthermore, The job description of a physical therapist, or PT, involves many things such as interaction with patients, families, and other professionals. These people are all a part of the physical therapists attempt to improve the quality of life and movement in the patient.
I am currently working as an LPN rooming patients in an OB/GYN clinic. My job includes taking vitals, updating medical records as necessary, preparing exam rooms for the providers, administering injections and medications per order, and recording signs and symptoms for the providers. I work along side the providers and midwives assisting with procedures. I place OB patients on the non-stress testing machines and educate patients on topics such as breastfeeding, maintaining a healthy pregnancy, etc. Working here, I 've been able to witness many situations that drive me to want to succeed as a doctor, such as being able to assist patients who are in active labor or empowering patients to take better care of their health.
Each individual that worked with Jill including the medical doctor, the resource teacher, the physical therapist, the occupational therapist, and the adaptive physical educator had a specific paragraph within this section that described how Jill was doing and the progress she was making. Also, there was a section on the medication she was taking at that time. 2. Measurable annual goal(s): Several annual goals were provided within this IEP. These goals
I will be attending Cowley County Community College for my first two years, then transferring to Emporia State University to pursue my career as a Physical Therapist Assistant. I would like to know more about the human body and how things work so I can also help other people. I will record myself and another person doing different exercises and I will be researching a Physical Therapist Assistant and how to demonstrate exercises on other people.
For over fifteen years I have enjoyed being an LPN. Working in nursing homes taught me to how to patience and how to use my knowledge to help my patients to the best of my ability. My time as an alcohol and drug rehabilitation nurse helped me to appreciate the courage it takes to admit to a problem, ask for help and the strength it takes to work to get better. Working in a hospital taught me to how to work in a fast paced setting while keeping my sanity intact.
For my Capstone Project, I chose the career as physician assistant. I worked hard throughout the year to make sure I make a good grade on the Capstone Project. I job shadowed at D.D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in the pain management unit. I spent most of the time observing my mentor while she performed check-ups on her patients.