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Hello there, im still physical therapy student. I'm here to just wanna know which specialty is best and easy in PT all over the globe.

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Steward "Tony"’s Answer

I am not a PT but I would recommend the course which would not be EASY as you stated. That touches so many avenues which is difficult to determine.

If you want this as a profession, would you want to be an Easy practitioner, which are all over the place or would a "not as easy" practitioner command more study and practice, rewarding you with more money, prestige as well as clients. What about "more difficult" areas of PT? Would the same principle apply? I have used many PT's in my past and found that those who where more skilled in multiple aspect of its practice, commanded a higher rate which I gladly compensated them for.

It's not an easy field but it is rewarding at so many levels, depending on what your definition of "easy" is.
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Sierra’s Answer

Hello Resham! Your ability to specialize during your physical therapy education will be very dependent on where you live and what your national physical therapy organization recognizes. Here in the U.S. the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) recognizes the following specializations:
1. Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
2. Clinical Electrophysiology
3. Geriatrics
4. Neurology
5. Oncology (including Lymphedema therapy)
6. Orthopedics
7. Pediatrics
8. Sports
9. Women's Health
10. Wound management
What specialization is best for you to pursue is going to be very dependent on what you enjoy and the area you plan to live in. For example, where I live women's pelvic floor therapy, sports therapy, and orthopedics are very desirable specializations. I would recommend you spend time narrowing down where you want to live, honing your skills as an entry-level PT, and looking for opportunities in your area to shadow PT's working in different sectors. Spend at least a good week or so shadowing them if they will let you. That really is the best way for you to see what each patient population is like and what you think you would enjoy. Best of luck!
Thank you comment icon Thank you miss sierra for your concern. Resham
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