Sunday, October 7, 2012
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Before you can become a physical therapist, you must first understand the job scope or work description of those in this field. Their services are most often required in orthopedic treatment centers, hospital and rehabilitation clinics to assist those with physical disabilities. This kind of people are considered as therapists as they need to be able to evaluate the patients' condition and create a treatment plan based on their patients' strength, motion range, flexibility and motion control. They will also at the same time need to reduce any pain or discomfort that the patient feels or swelling that is experienced. You should know that this is quite a demanding job and most of the time you will have to be physically fit in order to better help your patients.
Basically, a daily job description would look something like this:
· Get acquainted with the patients' medical history
· Find out the level of assistance the patient requires by testing their range of motion, flexibility, muscle performance, motor function and etc
· Determine if the patient can regain their position in society and their ability to be independent in the future
· Create a treatment plan that entrails the treatment strategy to be used, the purpose of such a treatment, and what the expected outcome should be
To become a physical therapist, you need to also have lots patience as sometimes, frustrated patients can be quite difficult to work with and tend to be angry towards any outsider assistance. The job requires a lot of understanding on your part as well as you will need to understand your patients' limitations and sometimes the family members too can be quite overbearing.
All in all this is a noble task as you will be helping someone to regain more control of themselves and ultimately their own life.
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