Physical Therapist

By: Max Martin

Job Description

The job of a physical therapist is to help injured or ill people with movement and pain management as they try to recover from there illness or injury. Some of a PT's duties are to review patients medical history, evaluate the patient, make personal plan for the patient, and then helping that patient execute the plan and make progress to a healthier pain free life.

Job Outlook

  • Education and Certification: Doctoral and Medical Degree
  • Pay: they make $84,000 a year on average
  • Skills needed: You have to be patient and trust trust worthy for a positive relationship with patients
  • Place of work: hospitals,clinics, private practices, and home health agencies
  • 3 Fun facts: They treat vertigo, in some states you don't have to see a doctor first, no pain no gain is not always true
  • Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUyX7D4kdKw

Cites

Athletico,. (2011). The Top 10 Things You Did Not Know About Physical Therapy - Athletico. Retrieved 14 January 2016, from http://www.athletico.com/2011/09/27/the-top-10-things-you-did-not-know-about-physical-therapy/



Bls.gov,. (2016). Physical Therapists : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved 14 January 2016, from http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physical-therapists.htm#tab-1


YouTube,. (2016). Pushing boundaries in physical therapy | Shelly Prosko | TEDxRedDeer | Shelly Prosko | TEDxRedDeer. Retrieved 14 January 2016, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUyX7D4kdKw