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PT career + injury/illness

Discussion in 'Physical Therapy' started by jrc, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. jrc

    jrc
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    What specialties are the most/least physically demanding? How doable is it to move between specialties? Are there any areas that do not involve any/much manual therapy (i.e. massage, manual joint mobilization, etc.)?

    Coming from the professional dance world where injury/illness often ends one's performing career, I'm wondering what the options are for a PT who becomes chronically ill or injured.

    Thanks in advance.:confused:
     
  2. smiley1

    smiley1 Columbia DPT-2012
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    I'd also be interested in answers to this question...Anyone out there?
     
  3. kcgregor

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    Same here.
     
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    me three.
    I'm an undergrad now thinking about pt. However, every place I shadow has employees who are changing fields because of the strain on their own bodies. Do I have a skewed sample or is this really how it goes?
     

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