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Avoiding Back Injuries at Work [Dec. 26th, 2007|07:11 pm]
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Avoiding Back Injuries at Work
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(no subject) [Nov. 18th, 2007|07:32 pm]
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Hi, I haven't seen many posts on here in awhile, but for those who are still here,
I am FINALLY at the point of writing my resume and applying for jobs, which is great except I have NO idea how to write a PT resume. I remember our professor telling us to write about our clincal affils in the resume but I don't know how much I should put in for each clinical. Should I also put in work experience as a PT Aide or is that irrelevant? Can my resume be more than one page? Its exactly one page now with just objective, education, clinical experience, and certifications.
If anyone can help out in any way I would really appreciated it. Thanks in advance!
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Pre-PT job experience [May. 18th, 2007|02:06 pm]
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[Current Location |Portland, OR]
[mood |determined]
[music |NPR]


I'm on the track to apply to some DPT programs, but am unsure how to go about getting the experience they all want us to have prior to applying.

What did you do to get this experience?

I've contacted local hospitals. The ones that bothered to call me back have been terrible about calling me back with anything more helpful than "you can apply at our website."

Is it a good idea to contact smaller private clinics? Is the education as good? Would they expect to be called by students to be a volunteer/observer? Are they as reputable to the schools as hospital clinics?

Thanks so much!

- Chris
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I just joined this community [Apr. 4th, 2007|12:01 pm]
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and you all seem really nice.

I've been tossing around the idea of becoming a physical therapist for about a year. See, I entered college as a Biomedical Engineering student. It took me 2.5 years to realize that I hated it and would never want to do it as a career, so last January I switched over to a Biology major. I really had to think hard about what I was going to do. I thought that maybe I would go into research. Last semester I worked in a research lab, but I didn't like being there and again realized that it was something I wouldn't want to do. I'm graduating in May and because I have no idea what to do I'm going home to work and figure out what I want to do.

The classes that I have loved the most while in Undergrad are Human Anatomy and Human Physiology. I absolutely loved Anatomy! Also, I go to Washington University in St. Louis, so I'm going to talk to their PT department, but until I find the time to do that, I thought I could ask here.

Physical Therapy is probably the thing I am the most interested in as of now. Although, I am concerned about the physical aspects that I've heard about. I'm not very strong, which of course I could work on, but I am a tiny girl and there will always be that limit. Are there areas that require less physical work than others?

Also, what specific things could I do after I graduate that would help me decide if this is something I want to do?

Thanks so much!
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acute care [Jan. 29th, 2007|08:12 pm]
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[mood |tiredtired]

Does anyone here work or have affiliation experience in an acute care Open Heart unit?
Thats where I am going next and I'm trying to not freak myself out about it, so if anyone
can let me know a little bit what its like/what to expect that would be greatly appreciated.
~Toni :)
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Help! [Jan. 3rd, 2007|12:47 pm]
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Hi, I need some advice. When I was seventeen, I thought would be a good idea to go to college and get a degree in music performance. I graduated in the fall of 2003 and found that I could not get a job in music. Now, I am working full-time as an apartment manager, but I am really wanting to go back to school for physical therapy. I love to help people and work hard, and I think this would be the ideal job for me. Unfortunately, I do not have any of the prerequisites courses for a physical therapy degree. I've looked on the APTA website, and I still need to take anatomy, physiology, biology I and II for majors, chemistry I and II for majors, and a couple more classes that I am not thinking of right now. Where should I start? Can I pick these courses up at the community college as a non-degree student and still get accepted into a PT program? Is there a better way? Any pointers or suggestions? Should I go ahead and start volunteering at a PT clinic?
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Embrass question [Dec. 31st, 2006|01:28 am]
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[Current Location |Branson, MO]

I notice you are a PT and currently I am seening a PT here In Branson, MO and I have a private question I like to ask about me that I want to ask my PT about so I can get some anwesers to. Would it be ok If I tell you what it is about and then if you thank it would be safe to ask my PT when I see them? Thank you so much.
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(no subject) [Dec. 2nd, 2006|04:50 pm]
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Hi again!
Someone posted like... a year and a half ago and asked about owning a PT practice. I would like to know about this, too. Someone who posted said it's too much work, but they weren't spectific. I'm wondering what all it involves, like how long it takes to form the clinic(?)/practice, how many hours a day someone would have to spend at work if they owned their own place, a typical day, etc. I'm still in high school, but this is something i have been interested in for a while and would really like to learn more about.
Thank you!
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(no subject) [Jun. 12th, 2006|05:14 pm]
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hi all it's me again... i'm julia by the way i never really introduced myself.

is anyone here in pediatric physical therapy? or know how that works? like do you have to go back to school for that after a while or something? and i'm assuming that the work setting in that case is usually in a hospital, but i haven't been able to find much information on it.

thank you so much for all your help!
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(no subject) [Jun. 9th, 2006|12:10 pm]
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hi everyone, i'm new here. i just finished my junior year of high school and i've been looking at colleges for like... 2 years because i'm a dork like that haha... anyway i think i want to go to university of oklahoma for a health & exercise science degree and i was wondering it that degree is a good one to get? i'm really confused about the whole grad school thing too and how that works so any advice or suggestions would be very much appreciated!!!

thank you!
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