Another reason why I wanted to become a physical therapist is because I have always been fascinated with anatomy and how the human body works. As a physical therapist you have to have extensive knowledge about anatomy and physiology and how each of the joints, bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, organs and nerves function together. Physical therapy was the perfect combination for me to combine my passion for helping others along with my interest in anatomy and physiology.
As a young girl, I developed what was called Perthes Disease. This disease caused my hips to "dissolve" and then grow back over the course of about 2 years. During this time, I went through a few years of physical therapy to get back to walking and being a normal child. Those therapists I encountered set my mind to wanting to become a physical therapist or a physical therapy assistant.