No. It is a CNA or Housekeeping that do “clean up” work. Physical and Occupational therapists work with people who have had muscle or skeletal problems. They do things like teaching them how to walk properly, build muscular strength in both upper and lower body areas. No “dirty work” involved at all and most Community Colleges offer a 2 year program, but be prepared to take a lot of pre-requisites (Anatomy & Physiology, etc).
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Which should I go for after highschool? Also I know what they both do but can I have a bigger description on what they do and there average salary?
No, there are different licensure requirements between PTs, ATCs, and PTAs…one cannot fulfill the official role of the other. However, ATCs can work as a physical therapy technician which is an unlicensed position that typically requires direct supervision by a PT and usually pays about $17,000 a year.
I just started physical therapy today. The physical therapist was pressing so hard into my stomach muscle, that I have his fingernail marks in my skin. Is this normal?
How do I take the prerequisites. All the colleges that have non-degree programs don’t offer the prerequisites. I live in NYC. If anyone can send me any info that would be great.
Is there anyone out there who can tell me what a day is like as a physical therapist? I have sat in clinics and volunteered, but what I am wondering is what goes on behind the scenes? What are the hours like? All that stuff that volunteering doesn’t fill you in on! Thank you!!
I don’t want to go back and get a pre-physical therapy dagree, but I don”t have the GPA required to get in. What other jobs can I do with my dagree that would allow me to go back to physical therapy later in life?
Do you like your job as a physical therapist assistant?
I have a PTA degree, but never got licensed because I got a bachelor’s degree immediately afterward. Now I want to reenter the field, I think. What do you like and dislike about your job? Any advice?
Hi, Im from Manila, Philippines and I’m currently looking for Physical Therapy job abroad since we’re so underpaid here. Most of the postings here are just for US, Europe and the Middle East. My first choice is Canada but I don’t know the requirements I need. Ive handled customer service for Canadian company when they outsourced here in the Philippines and theyre nicest people I know. I want to work there. Please help. Thanks.
I’ve been taking engineering classes through-out high school, and i am graduating in May. I am now interested in becoming a physical therapist. But should I have been taking medical courses in high school or can I just take those in college.