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What's so difficult in the field of Physical Therapy?

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Rodolfo’s Answer

Working with people and not machines.
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Nicole’s Answer

It depends on the setting you choose to work, such as a hospital, outpatient or nursing home. The most challenging thing is probably time management. Nursing home and outpatient facilities require you to be able to treat more than one patient at a time.
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Dana’s Answer

What do you mean by this? Do you mean school wise or as a career in the field?
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Bailey’s Answer

The most difficult thing I would say in the physical therapy field would be the everchanging science behind therapy. There is so much to learn and even more to specialize in. As scientists and research becomes more prevalent then therapy changes. There is also a very wide variety of diagnosis and ailments that a physical therapist can treat, so knowing full body is key and doing research on things you are unfamiliar with. Another aspect of physical therapy that may be difficult and time consuming could be the schooling involved to become a physical therapist. A physical therapist is a Doctoral degree, meaning it takes another 2-3 years after you have already done your 4 years to obtain a Bachelor's degree undergraduate degree. If that is something that is stopping you then I would suggest to start of as a physical therapy assistant. Most states require only a bachelor's degree and a accredited PTA program, which you can do at the same time as your undergraduate degree. So it takes less time and money to become a physical therapy assistant. The PTA works alongside a physical therapist, treating the same patients. There are only a few differences between what a physical therapist can do and what a PTA can do. Yes it may not have as high of a salary but is still a very rewarding field to be part of.
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