Physical therapy is an important aspect of health care and its service, because it plays a huge part in the recovery of an injured or disabled person. A physical therapist can take a major role in the life of someone who has broken a leg or arm, became paralyzed in some way, was born with a disability, or anything along those lines. If you are interested in teaching physical therapy to those who need it, there are ways to learn and study the skills you need to know.
It takes a long time to learn to teach physical therapy and become a physical therapist, and the training process is expensive. Going to school to learn how to teach rehabilitation techniques and strategies means not only a huge investment of money but also time and energy. If you decide to do this, it means dedicating your whole life to the job of a physical therapist, but the payoffs in the form of people healed and lives changed are completely worth it.
To become a physical therapist you need to study the foundational sciences like anatomy, cellular histology and biology, and behavioral science, among many. On top of that you will learn things about clinics, such as testing and screening, and your total clinical hours have to be very high before you can get a license.
You must choose a physical therapist course that is accredited by the CAPTE or Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education. There are more than 200 of these, and you are sure to find one relatively near where you plan to study.
Remember that although the road to becoming a physical therapist can be long and hard, a career in physical therapy is well worth it. Not only is the pay excellent, but the fulfillment and satisfaction of a job well done makes all the work seem like nothing.
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