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What skills are required to become a physical therapist?

I want to know what skills it takes to become a physical therapist #physical #medicine

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Sachin’s Answer

Hi Julian.

Thanks for the question!

Board certification is voluntary for physical therapists. However, earning certification in a clinical specialty could open up opportunities for career advancement. The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) offers certification in nine specialty areas, including cardiovascular and pulmonary, clinical electrophysiology, and geriatrics. To be eligible for certification, candidates must be licensed and have completed at least 2,000 clinical practice hours in their specialty area. Eligible candidates who pass an exam are awarded specialty certification. Certified specialists must be re-certified after ten years.

Source: https://study.com/articles/Physical_Therapy_Required_Education_to_Be_a_Physical_Therapist.html

Hope this helps and good luck!

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Estelle’s Answer

You will need to be patient and compassionate to your patients. Often they have significant disabilities and improvement can be slow and difficult. That being said, you will have the opportunity to change their lives for the better.