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. He witnessed her go from not being able to walk, to being on crutches, to finally being able to jog a year later. He explained to me how grateful Camille was for all the help she had received from her physical therapist over the course of this year, and he told me that that was the reason why he wants to become a physical therapist when he grows up.
That’s what makes being a Physical Therapist so great; the atmosphere is always positive because everyone is trying to improve, even if a little help is needed. I use the knowledge I learned in college and even when I was a patient to give my patients the best care possible for their specific injuries. When my patients are finally recovered, I get an amazing feeling because I helped them get back on their feet, sometimes literally. I was once in the shoes of my patients. The summer before eleventh grade, I broke my ankle and I was determined to get better as fast as I could.
I discovered that they are in the healthcare field because they truly have a passion for helping others and that is when I realized I too want to spend my life helping people. I have respected healthcare professionals since I was young and through this experience I have an even greater respect for them. I am drawn to nurses especially for they left a warm impact on me when I visited the hospital often during my childhood. I greatly admire nurses for their dedication, patience, and care, and I believe they make a big impact in a healthcare environment. Every patient before they leave the clinic always thank the volunteers who are not healthcare professionals with a big smile, the
This past December we decided to move back to Virginia because I knew the Dental Hygiene Program at Old Dominion University was the program I wanted to be part of. I have always enjoyed working with patients whether they are young children or adults. During my years of working chairside, I was able to form bonds with patients and gain their trust. I love helping people, especially when it comes to oral health care. These reasons made me want to further my career from a dental assistant to a dental hygienist.
Even though the job merely entailed answering phone calls and bringing ice water to patients, I thoroughly enjoyed what I was doing. With the support of the Allied Health sponsor, I applied to be a medical science student at the University of Louisiana at Monroe President’s Academy the following summer. Through this program, I participated in college-level labs and professional externships specifically tailored for students with my interests. I was challenged to apply the knowledge I learned through solving a hypothetical pandemic with a group of other students. This experience showed me that I do have what it takes to be successful in the medical
For instance, Thai yoga or Pilates training, strength training using kettle bells, as well as her continued support on an outpatient basis through lifestyle and nutrition coaching as well as wellness consultations. It figures that Wendel speaks of her passion for physical therapy and the rewarding change she sees in the lives of her patients through her therapy and coaching. A motivating factor for me in becoming a physical therapist is the satisfaction I know I will receive from helping people recover and watching them improve over time through my therapy and guidance. Ann Wendel’s practice Prana Physical Therapy is one example of how successful physical therapy can have a profound impact on the daily lives of patients and offer the rewarding career I am looking for, and her interview makes me more likely to pursue the career as Wendel talks about her
As a child, I would dream that I was Charles Drew, who started the first Blood Bank to operate in the United States that saved thousands of lives. I also would dream I was Vivien Thomas, who designed a shunt that would surgically solve the blue baby syndrome. These stories were very important to me because they instilled the belief that I too could become a medical professional. Furthermore, I had the opportunity to shadow various medical professionals in our community and experience what they did on a day-to-day basis. The information my parents exposed me to, coupled with my belief in God guided me
Fifteen years ago, I decided I wanted to become a nurse. It began when my mother was undergoing treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I met a wonderful home health care nurse taking care of my mother. It was then, I realized, I wanted to pursue a career in nursing. After all, I had already spent a great deal of my life taking care of my kids and family.
I took a nursing assistant class through a dual enrollment program. I performed clinical hours at Golden Living Center in Rome, Georgia for CNA training. I took this class not because I wanted to become a nurse but because this was the only healthcare class left that I had not taken. I did not want to go senior year without taking a class in healthcare because I did not want to forget important skills that I had learned in prior classes. This class taught me a lot about the medical field.
Since after my high school, I have been involved in community service from sanitation, education and assisting underprivileged populations; both young and old. In fact, my interest in public works has grown beyond what I feel I am capable of doing in the community and for people who need it most. Nevertheless I came to America as student admitted into business administration in 2003. Later, given the the medical field prospect, I switched into nursing in the same insttions; Kent State University in 2010 after a long break. I do believe that human services is an inborn desire therefore, I chose nursing as of expression such human service gift for the greater good to the community and the people that I share the world with.