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Observation [Feb. 1st, 2010|02:45 pm]
Physical Therapy
How did you know you wanted to be a physical therapist? Right now I'm a second year college student with a Biology major that is interested in the field, but not sure if I want to pursue it. The only way I can think of confirming my interest is to be able to observe physical therapists, but so far every hospital or outpatient clinic I've contacted has given me a "no". Why? Because they want to reserve their spots for people "completing their required hours" and in the process of already applying to PT schools. How can I confirm my interest if I'm not allowed to be near any PTs and their patients? Any suggestions? Thanks! :)

From: neiltherapist
2011-06-24 09:38 am (UTC)
Have you tried to find a volunteer job? It may be easier and you'll be able to understand whether physical therapy is your cup of tea. You can look for this kind of job not especially in clinics and hospitals but in schools with some sports teams, retirement homes, day care centers etc. It must be more real to get a job there...
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