Physical Therapists

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physical therapists

physical therpapists are health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems orother health related issues that limit their ablities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.

Work enviroment

A physical therapists work enviroment is in alot of places they could be working in hospitals,outpatient clinics,private offices,home health agencies,schools,sports and fitness faclities.

equipment/supplies

A variety of implements or equipment used to aid paitients in performing tasks or movements, devices include crutches,canes,walkers,wheelchairs,power devices,long-hanndled reachers and static and dynamic splnts.

Salary

Physical therapy salary in texas

hourly wage weekly wage monthly salary Annual salary U.S physical therapy salary

$45.57 $1,823 $7,899 $94,790 $86,520

associations

APTA : American physical therapy association

CPTA : California physical therapy association

TPTA : Texas physical therapy association

demands of career

Patients, clients and physicians demand the talents of physical therapists for the management of a wide variety of conditions. Patients and clients pursue physical therapy services so they may benefit from the highly individualized, "hands on" approach that characterizes physical therapist care. Physical therapists examine patients and develop a plan of care that promotes movement, reduces pain, restores function, and prevents disability. The physical therapist works with the patient, family members, and other health care providers to ensure the goals of the plan of care are met and the patient outcomes are optimal.

Institutions

Texas State University, TSU

UT Health Science Center San antonio

TWU Texas Woman's University Denton, Dallas, Houston

Cost of education

year 1 36,470.00

year 2 36,470.00

year 3 36,470.00

year 4 36,470.00

year 5 40,080.00

year 6 40,080.00

statistic

By 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects physical therapist employment growth of 36 percent, with the field adding 73,500 more jobs. Driving this demand for physical therapists are older people who experience heart attacks, strokes and other injuries that require rehabilitation. Physical therapists are also increasingly being called upon to help manage chronic conditions, including diabetes and obesity.

Required education

You need to have a four year degree and another four years for your masters degree to become a physical therapsit.

Choosing this career

I chose this career because its something that i think is really interesting. I think it would be a great job to help people get better and stuff.The pay is really good too so i would deffentenly like the job. When your working you get to do different things everyday because u get to work with different people so it kinda gives you a change.I just think i would be really good at this job and doing all the research make me want to do it a whole lot more.