"I love being a Physical Therapist (PT) for SO many reasons! Ultimately, exploring a child's world with them is refreshing and challenges me to see things with an open mind. When I get the chance to take the time to explore with a child, I am reminded how important it is to take time to look at the world around instead of being caught up in my own busy world! The look on a child’s face when they achieve a new skill, such as climbing, bike riding, or jumping, that allows them to expand the ways in which they experience and explore their world is my favorite part of being a PT. The look on their face at that moment is one of freedom, fun, and exhilaration that can’t be matched anywhere else. Lastly, I love being a PT because I get to have fun at my job every single day!"
"I love being a PT because I get paid to play! Well, it's not quite as simple as that, but in a way it's true. I love the challenge of having objective, clinical, 'grown-up' goals to accomplish and finding ways for therapy sessions to be engaging, motivating and FUN for the kids I work with! Sometimes I have to be pretty sneaky to get kids to do things that are hard for them, but the payoff is always worth it. I love seeing the joy on the faces of the kids and their families when I share the little (and not so little) victories as my patients progress as a result of the work we do together."