A few week's ago Brian R. had the opportunity to speak to his son’s class about what he does in the field as a Concept Rehab PT and the difference physical therapy can make in someone’s life.
This is quite cute if you ask us! And we wanted to know what he and the students had to say during his visit.
What is the best part about being a Physical Therapist?
The best part about being a PT is knowing that you are able to make a difference in someone’s life, working towards a common goal and building relationships along the way—whether it being with a patient or peers. Seeing a patient achieve their goals and knowing that I had an influence in doing so is very much rewarding!
As we all know, results and reaching goals don’t come overnight but being able to have a patient invest their confidence and trust in you to achieve whatever goal it may be defines why we do therapy.
Each one of us therapists have that certain patient or event in which you thought to yourself, “this is exactly why I became a physical therapist”. Knowing that I'm able to make that difference in that person's life is why I do what I do.
I always try and take the time and learn about my patient on a personal level, learn their past and their stories. My goal from each patient is to take away at least one learning experience aside from therapy, or have them share that piece of advice, knowledge, or wisdom they learned in life and pass it on to me.
Why did you decide to become a PT?
I decided to become a PT due to an early introduction from my older bother. He was working towards his Masters in Physical Therapy from Ohio State University when I first started high school. I remember whenever he came home for the weekend or home on break, he would practice his skills on me whether it be goniometric measurements, manual muscle testing or mobilizations. I also remember at a young age being drawn to science and how exactly the body worked and why it worked that way.
When I was a freshman in high school, we were told to write down what we what we wanted to be when we grew up and I wrote “physical therapist” and I guess you can say that’s where it all started.
And continues today because I'm able to positively impact an individual's life.
Student question: What vegetables should I eat to be strong?
All of them!