So you want to be an acute care Physical Therapist?

MK strength & conditioning

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the words, “Physical Therapy?” I’m going to assume it has something to do with athletics, sports injuries, a torn ACL or rotator cuff. That’s what I used to think, at least. When I first learned about the field of physical therapy, I actually had no idea there were even physical therapists that work in hospitals. Then to say I would eventually be one of those physical therapists who worked in a hospital- ew, gross! Dealing with foleys, IV lines, patients in gowns that aren’t exactly totally covered, and the occasional (or more often than not) assisting a patient to clean themselves up, if you know what I mean. But guess what setting I chose right out of school to pursue? Acute care. What happened to that girl who was afraid of needles, the girl who nearly passed out when completing…

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