Outcome measures allow physical therapist to provide the best and most efficient care for each individual patient. By evaluating the current functional level, treatment is directed towards patient impairments and what functional goals they want to get back to. Many outcome measures still need to be studied to determine if they are reliable, valid, and replicable for physical therapist in all types of clinics. Even though a gold standard has not been selected, the Amputee mobility predictor and the Six-Minute Walk Test are useful tools in assessing the ability of an amputee to move and interact with their environment safely and
Physical Therapist (John F. Kennedy) once said,“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” When she was in 6th grade her aunt had work at Schultz Chiropractic Center. She would always watch how she treat her patients and she was so amazed of the great massage that she was giving to her patients. The career of a physical therapist is a difficult and big responsibility because the new patients and fixing their strength back. The research will describe the career of a physical therapist, what is required to become successful and the impact this career has on society. During World War I, the first physical therapy program had begun.
Observing Hand Therapy was an eye opening experience. I found it interesting to see the different types of splints that can be made, wound maintenance, and the varying types of modalities that are used in therapy sessions. I loved being able to witness the progress the clients made every week. The emotional strength some of the clients had warmed my heart making me want to help more. I also witnessed the procedures therapists have to follow if they believe their client is not being honest about their diagnosis.
I loved observing the therapists and getting a glimpse of what becoming a Dr. of Physical Therapy would be like. Each time I was able to help a patient, I saw how even the smallest exercise could make a difference. After 3 months, I was hired to work as a physical therapy assistant and receptionist. I learned, not only, how to better communicate with people, but how a physical therapy office
My patient loves to talk about his time in the Army, and all the places he was able to visit while in the service. It is important to gain their trust so that they are more likely to adhere to their medical plan. Health coaches has exposed me to the clinical side of treating chronically ill patients and the importance of working with an interdisciplinary healthcare team. This team allows us to give the best care for patients through multiple aspects of healthcare. This program has shown me that I belong in this career
My major has allowed me to dedicate myself to the Oklahoma State University athletic population as well as the Stillwater High School student population. My profession is a health care profession that prevents, evaluates, treats, and manages injuries. All of these categories and courses will aid and benefit me in a Physical Therapy program. I struggled as an observer because I had the education, experience, and confidence to work alongside the physical therapy staff. However, I was able to ask more in-depth questions, seek more knowledge, and learn more from my clinical observational hours.
The Modalities of Physical Therapy Many people have heard of physical therapists and have a basic understanding of the various methods which the therapist use. They know the therapist will perform stretches with the patient and maybe use another machine to help the rehabilitation process, but do they completely understand the means the physical therapists use? The answer is no. The purpose of this essay is to explain the different modalities physical therapists use to help patients recover from their injuries. Some of the modalities include traction devices, ultrasound, and electrical stimulating treatments.
Providing the catalyst, in my dream of becoming a physical therapist, the rehabilitative services I received for my injury, strengthened my resolve to provide the same quality services to others. After completing my rehabilitation I received an offer for employment as a physical therapy assistant. Working as a physical therapy assistant enabled me the opportunity through hands on training and observation to experience the world of a physical therapist and solidify my ambition to pursue a degree in the field of physical
Some would come in to see the doctors, and then a week later move up to work with the physical therapists. This flow of patients was very interesting to experience and I was able to gain insight from other heal professionals outside doctors and nurses. Physical therapists are crucial to many patient’s recoveries so I was very valuable to
I’ve learned rehab exercises and saw rehab equipments that are different from my previous experience. Also, the outpatients ' body strength and exercise tolerance seem to be stronger than those inpatients '. I applied the communication skills that I learned in the hospital and got really good feedbacks. I also observed and followed around a student physical therapist there. She’s always polite, respectful to every patient, and very professional in treating patients as well.