In general, physical therapy helps many people live their lives more easily and with less pain. It’s a great career choice for anyone who wants to get into the medical field without going through the intense rigors of medical school. If you want to be a physical therapist, you probably want to help people gain full use of their bodies after accidents or other difficult situations.
In the video posted here, two physical therapists discuss the realities of their jobs.
Not everyone will be happy as a physical therapist. You have to be comfortable getting up close and personal with your patients. Additionally, not everyone in physical therapy wants to be there. Some people are ordered to get physical therapy by their doctors, and they may struggle with the pain and rigors of physical therapy. If you’re not comfortable pushing people to work hard to improve their lives, you may struggle with a job as a physical therapist.
On the upside, physical therapists get to see their patients make dramatic life improvements, gain mobility and freedom, and transform their ability to work and enjoy life. If you’re interested in pursuing this great career option, be sure to watch the video above to learn more about what to expect.