By Alex James
Help improve people who have injuries or illnesses improve their movement and manage their plan. They're often part of rehab and treatment of patients with chronic conditions or injuries. Trained to provide care using various different techniques.
- To provide care to people of all ages who have functional problems from back and neck injuries , sprains , strains and fractures ; and other injuries related to sports.
- Diagnose patients' dysfunctional movements
- Set up plan for patients
- Use exercises, stretching maneuvers, hands on therapy and equipment to ease patients' pain and increase their ability to move.
Employment for this career is expected to increase by 39% from 2010 to 2020. From 198,000 to 276,000 people in this field
Have to have compassion and the desire to help athletes return to what they're doing.
This career requires you to have a post- graduate doctorates degree. Doctorates programs usually take 3 years to complete.
Two schools of Specialization
- University of Alabama
- University of Florida
Between $57,220 and $110,670
Common injury treated by them
Many athletes who suffer from torn acl's or broken bones have to do physical therapy.
I would be interested in making this a career of my choice because i love sports and I also love to help people so it would be fun to be able to help athletes to return to their sports.
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"Summary." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, n.d. Web. 10 Sept. 2013