physical therapist

  1. Thrifty

    PTA Direction/Supervision Advice

    Hello! I've searched the forum and haven't found anything with this discussion, but please correct me if I'm wrong! I work in a small rural clinic privately owned by one individual. With this being such a small clinic, rules are pretty lax and PTAs do have quite a bit more independence than...
  2. A

    Waitlisters 2018-2019

    I thought it would be nice to have a thread dedicated to commiserating our waitlist status. If you've been waitlisted like me, post which schools you're waiting on!! We got this guys!!!! :clap:
  3. theheartyroots

    Ask a real PT any questions you have!

    Hi everyone! I'm a former PT applicant, former PT student, and current practicing PT! I wanted to provide some insight to current and future individuals looking to apply to PT or make a career out of this. I am 2 years out of physical therapy school but it still feels like I was just applying...
  4. 1

    Financial Aid for DPT

    I have read through a lot of threads regarding financial aid, but I have not quite found the answer to my question. I recently got accepted into school for DPT at a private school in Indiana (my second choice :)), however, I am waitlisted at my number one choice (a public school/Mizzou) in the...
  5. M

    Military PT Information

    Hello! I am a pre-physical therapy student actively working on my undergrad. I absolutely want to be a therapist in the military, but I was hoping to become one through the military (for assistance with tuition and all that jazz). I am stuck between the Army and the Air Force, I have done lots...
  6. U

    Wheeling Jesuit DPT Interview

    Hello, I have an interview at Wheeling Jesuit on November 16th. Does anyone have any information regarding their interview process? I haven't had any luck finding anything.
  7. R

    Pharmacy or PT? help

    Please help me I am really confused. I am into my junior year of college and I am still not sure which healthcare career I want to pursue. I worked as a pharmacy technician in retail and had a horrible boss who verbally assaulted me which contributed to me hating the experience. Also when I...
  8. T

    Physical Therapist Learning Emergency Medicine

    I love all aspects of the medical field, but I feel like I would enjoy physical therapy the most because it allows me to have a family and get to spend time with them more than say emergency medicine or surgery. The only thing I think I wouldn't like is the fact that I wouldn't have the...
  9. D

    Physical therapy school

    hello all, I was wondering if there was a school in the USA that doesn’t require anatomy and physiology as a pre requisite?
  10. D

    Anyone going to PT school at Glasgow Caledonian University or in the UK?

    I'm looking for any students who go or is going to a Physiotherapy school in either GCU (in Scotland) or anywhere in the UK! I'm going to school in the UK for PT in January of 2019 and I wanted to build connections and just talk about future plans after. :)
  11. N

    How to be a physical therapist for sports team?

    I want to start a career as national sports team physical therapist. What is eligibility criteria for this post? Suggest your views.
  12. P

    Difference between physical therapist and physician patient exams

    When performing a physical exam on a patient what is a physician able to do that a physical therapist cannot? Physical therapists are educated to test for red flags in all systems and refer if condition is serious. I have an assignment that is asking the difference between the two professions...
  13. H

    PT, PA, or Med school?

    I am currently a senior in undergrad, and I have been pursuing physical therapy. I have been accepted into PT school for the following year, but I am starting to have doubts if this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. I have always loved health care, and I love trying to solve puzzles...
  14. J

    Physical Therapists: How Much Paperwork Do You Do?

    I am considering a career in physical therapy. I like the idea of working on my feet, the exercise component, and the fact that physical therapy is a relatively low-stress job in the health sector where I can work with people directly. What I am not fond of is paperwork and desk work more...
  15. S

    PT wants paper verification for shadowing hours

    Help!! So I am shadowing a physical therapist for the first time tomorrow and the PT wants to verify my hours by paper. How should I go about this? I found two webpages on PTCAS about the matter, one page said to print out the "PTCAS observation hours verification form (PDF)" which i found and I...
  16. WU_eagle23

    Augusta University DPT (2017 cycle)

    Greetings fellow future PTs! I interviewed at Augusta University back in October and I remember asking one of the current DPT students that was leading a tour when we would possibly hear back about our acceptance and he said that we could know as soon as around Thanksgiving. Has anyone else...
  17. R

    Career Advice

    Hey guys! I have question about something that isn't talked much about in these forums, and that is the research opportunities in the Physical Therapy profession. To quickly preface: I am currently an undergrad studying Biomedical Engineering on the Pre-PT route. I've been exposed to the field...
  18. O

    Doubting Physical Therapy as a Career, PA?

    Hello everyone, Like many, I got injured early on while playing sports and went to see a Physical Therapist, I immediately fell in love with the profession at an early age. During this time, the profession was ranked as one of the “top 10 best careers out there”. This enforced my decision and...
  19. beyoutiful_sunshine

    International Student/Foreign Nationals in the field of physical therapy

    Hi! I've been wanting to create this thread for quite a while and decided to just do so although I sense there might not be a lot of international people on here, ha. Anyway, I was just wondering if there was any international students in PT school, applying to PT school or who have graduated...
  20. R

    Employment & Professional Networking Socially Acceptable Title OTD vs. DPT

    I am just curious on others input or personal experience regarding titles to those holding doctorate degrees, more specifically in the fields of OT and PT. From my personal experience it seems that those holding a doctorate in PT are more likely to refer to themselves as "Dr. ______" than those...
  21. H

    Other OT-Related Information How to be mentally and emotionally prepare for PT/OT school?

    I am currently a Junior right now. Now I am a little afraid of grad school and how you will intensely study for 2-3 years. Right now, I am not too confident about performing well in grad school, PT or OT. Over the past few semesters, I have been trying to become a better student with no prevail...
  22. A

    rocky mountain university of health professions interview

    Has anyone have any incite in how the interview will go? Also would love to know current or past student experiences about the program. Or anyone incite to program?
  23. D

    AT Still University (ATSU) DPT class 2021

    Anyone accepted into the DPT class of 2021 at ATSU?
  24. W

    HPU DPT

    Hey! Has anyone gotten an admission decision for High Point U yet??? *Impatiently waiting*
  25. H

    I realized that I hate sciences

    Hello y'all. Since this summer after I failed Physics I, I realized that I do not enjoy the science courses that I have to take for PT schools and for my major (Exercise Science). I realized that I dreaded taking those courses. I took chemistry, biology, physics, exercise physiology, kinetic...
  26. J

    Best Route for Canine Physical Therapy

    If my ultimate goal is to work as a canine physical rehabilitation therapist, what career route should I take? Veterinarian, physical therapist, or vet tech? What are some of the pros and cons to each? I would appreciate any insight from someone in the field. Thank you!
  27. J

    Making the most of my year off before Physical Therapy School

    Hi there. So I am committed to a DPT program in NYC, starting in summer 2018. I have almost a full year off, and I'm looking to make the most of it. So, does anyone have any thoughts on how I can spend my time, or what I can do to help my career in the future? If you are a physical therapist...
  28. S

    Free Check List for Starting OT/SP/PT Clinic

    My girlfriend, who is an OT and I (MBA) just have started an Pediatric OT Clinic in Atlanta, GA. It has taken us about 6 months to get our clinic off the ground and getting reimbursed :-) We both left our jobs 4 months ago.. You can do it too.. No more Atlanta Traffic for me.. I have a...
  29. Pre-PT Grind

    Pre-Physical Therapy: How to get in w/ a Low GPA - Ask away!

    Helping Pre-physical therapy students get inot PT school with a low GPA. ASK AWAY!!
  30. L

    PTCAS Professionalism Essay Proofread

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone would be willing to proofread my essay for this 2017-2018 cycle? The prompt is: "What is professionalism in the context of being a student in a doctor of physical therapy program?" Thanks so much!
  31. R

    Scope of Practice in Manual Therapy for a Physical Therapist

    I am an undergraduate student currently looking into the PT profession and I am most interested in manual therapy/ortho. I've read the APTA manipulation/mobilization articles and they state that there is conflict between chiropractors and physical therapists in that area. I have been to a...
  32. S

    Lankenau Hospital Clinical Rotations?

    Hi! So I'm in the middle of choosing a place for my 3rd clinical right now and I was wondering if anyone had any experience at Lankenau Medical Center in Philadelphia for their clinical rotations? Or if there are any PTs who currently or previously worked there, could you please provide some...
  33. A

    Outpatient PT's: How Many Evaluations and How Many Recertification Visits do you see per hour?

    How many patients is appropriate for new evaluation / re-evaluation per hour at maximum in an outpatient setting? How many Recertification visits or Therapist visits are appropriate per hour at maximum? I have a boss with unrealistic expectations but he tells me he knows 4 PTs who are fine...
  34. C

    Career change from IT to Physical Therapy

    I am 35 y.o. with a B.S. in Computer Science, and have spent the last 10 years working with reputable IT companies in Boston area. Although I have fared well with my IT career, now I'm at a point in my life where I've come to realize that I need to pursue a more rewarding career in a domain...
  35. R

    Are there physical therapist who are willing to rent out their clinic space?

    Here's a question for private practice physical therapists: would you ever consider renting out your clinic space to another healthcare provider, maybe a massage therapists, acupuncturist, or occupational therapists? Why or why not? How do you go about it?
  36. I

    Help!! How to choose between schools

    So I need a little advice! I was accepted to a instate school and since it was my only option in Feb I accepted.. But I just got accepted to my dream school this week and I'm absolutely torn between the two. The state school is cheaper (75k compared to 130k) but I didn't get the greatest vibe...
  37. P

    Pharmacy: yea or nay?

    Hello, everyone! Last night for my microeconomics class, I had to look up BLS data on pharmacy. I couldn't believe how oblivious I was for not noticing the absolute saturation and decrease in demand for the field until last night. I really need some input on what other fields I can do with a...
  38. R

    Discharge Planning in Acute Care - HELP!!!

    Hello to all. I recently graduated, and went straight into travelling PT. I currently work in Acute Care, in Level One Trauma center, and I enjoy all aspects of it except for discharge planning. Do I recommend Home PT, Sub-Acute rehab or Acute rehab? A good Samaritan in me, tells me that a...
  39. iceblinkluck

    Supplemental minors?

    Hello! I am new to this site and thought it would be a good place to get advice from other Pre-PT/PT students. I am a freshman bio major about to complete my first semester with a 3.6 gpa (it would have been higher if I hadn't gotten two B's, both of them B+'s though) and have been working as a...
  40. D

    NPTE January 2017

    So this is my second time taking the NPTE. I received a 562 on the October exam. Am I too hopeful to think I will pass in January or do you think thats a close enough score to be able to get it the next time? Studying is terrible but I have changed my techniques. I'm using O'Sullivans...