When I was a Physical Therapy intern, my 1st day I was anxious and scared. I was questioning myself: Will those things I learned really work???
I just kept going. I was not sure if I was making a difference. Then I started noticing how a recent stroke was able to get up from the wheelchair, use a foot stool to get on high mat, and continue to improve in the progressive exercises we have. And then when the patient took a few steps with a walker, i didn't realize there were tears on my eyes seeing how happy the patient and the family were.
That's my story and I hope you realize that every little movement these patients gain through our help is SATISFYING FOR THEM, BUT GRATIFYING FOR US THERAPISTS.
What are you thankful for when others help you?
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