“Shadow, shadow, shadow, shadow,” that is the number one thing I have heard from every adult who offers advice about what major to pursue. The summer before my senior year, I knew a profession in the medical field intrigued me. However, like most teens, I had no idea about what job I wanted to pursue. During that summer, I was thinking physical therapy. My mom works at The Veterans Affairs Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Physical Therapist Physical Therapy was first established at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C. on May 1st, 1909 to help war veterans overcome physical disabilities ( “About Us” 1). Because of Walter Reed you can now find Physical Therapy departments at most major hospitals around the nation and stand alone centers in many cities and towns. These facilities are run and operated by Physical Therapists, PT for short, which are trained professionals that help people recover from surgeries or injuries by retraining and strengthening muscles seeking to reduce recovery time and reduce pain associated with injuries. The changes in physical therapy have been modernized with the way society has built itself around active lifestyles.
The AP Program is a great fit for me because I have all the traits/ skills to be successful in this program. As I enjoy learning new things, the AP Program will help me academically fulfill my appetite for learning. I 'm a hard worker, very curious & love challenges. As I 'm intrigued & fascinated by our Universe, my dream is to work for NASA/ CSA & to achieve that I would like to get admission in Caltech. I firmly believe that the AP program will enable me to achieve my goals & dreams.
Definition of Key Terms Exercise Therapy. Any exercise planned and performed to attain a specific physical benefit, such as maintenance of the range of motion, strengthening of weakened muscles, increased joint flexibility, or improved cardiovascular and respiratory function (“Therapeutic exercise”, 2009). Goniometer. An instrument for measuring angles (Merriam-Webster, 2015) Joint.
Blaire Kennon Mrs. Adams English 9 Pre-Ap 13 April 2017 Physician Assistant The medical field is my dream job. Any time I step into a doctor’s office, hospital, or nursing home I feel comfortable and totally interested.
The first step in being a student in a doctor of physical therapy degree program is to apply and then ultimately become accepted in the school. Schools do not just accept anyone. Only the best of the best students who show dedication and determination will be considered by the school. Before being accepted into a DPT program, a student must demonstrate their academic and extracurricular development. As an undergraduate student, I work hard to maintain a high grade point average while at the same time, balancing extracurricular as well as my social life.
I was once perplexed about my career goal, fortunately, I found it clear during my sophomore year and I become more determined about it now. I was wondering about what a physical therapist can do when I heard about this profession for the first time. The initiation of my thoughts about going into the field of physical therapy was after I volunteered and shadowed at a rehabilitation hospital. Even though it was a short experience, it’s very precious. I feel more certain about my decision while I’m volunteering at a physical therapy clinic this summer.
About me: I am a go-getter. I push myself to the limit in everything I do, be it sports, academics, or life in general. Every year of high school I have taken the hardest schedule possible, only honors or AP classes, and I have done well. My cumulative weighted GPA has remained above a 4.0 every year due to my strength of schedule and my dedication to excellence. While taking all of these difficult classes, I have played several sports including Baseball, Basketball, and Volleyball, as well as participating in DECA and Academic Team.
I am writing this letter on behalf of Quentin Goodman, an incoming high school senior who is looking to volunteer at NYU Langone Medical Center, Center for Musculoskeletal Care (CMC), Physical Therapy Department located on 333 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016. NYU CMC Physical Therapy Supervisor, Dr. James Koo is a professional and personal friend of mine and he gave Quentin your contact information and a tour of the clinic. The reason Quentin wants to become a physical therapist is because his sister, Camille, has had several surgeries when she was younger. He was able to have a first-hand look at how much a physical therapist could impact someone’s life. Camille had to undergo yet another surgery in the summer of 2016, and Quentin was again able to see how different her life would have been without the help of physical therapy.
After looking at all of my skills sets and interests. The first career that I will choosing is being a Physical Therapist. I have chosen this career because I was not really sure what I wanted to be but since I like being active, I thought that being a physical therapist might be a good idea . I think I will be successful at it because if I like to help people and I myself I like to gain and build muscle so that will motivate me to help them. Well at the moment I work at a nursing home as a receptionist and we have a physical therapy department in there.