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Interesting PT ethics question in today’s NYT (last question). Should PT’s be reimbursed by patients for doing things like reviewing exercise DVD’s? My thought is that if the PT does want to get reimbursed, she should state it before reviewing the DVD. But I wonder if she should be reimbursed the same as for a session or not. On the one hand, reviewing an exercise DVD is less arduous than performing manual therapy. On the other hand, PT skills are PT skills and they should be compensated the same.

What do you think?

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Hi! Your blog is really helpful, and congrats on graduating! I am just about to graduate from undergrad and have gone through the whole thing as pre-med. However, I’ve realized that’s not really what my heart is and am veering strongly toward PT. I’m having trouble completing my decision though, because I don’t really know much about PT other then what I’ve experienced as a patient. Other than shadowing, how did you decide it was right for you?

The way I made my decision was by talking to a PT and hearing what he had to say about the field. I later worked as  PT aide for him and with that immersion knew that it was the right field for me. My advice for you would be to try to shadow a few… Continue reading Hi! Your blog is really helpful, and congrats on graduating! I am just about to graduate from undergrad and have gone through the whole thing as pre-med. However, I’ve realized that’s not really what my heart is and am veering strongly toward PT. I’m having trouble completing my decision though, because I don’t really know much about PT other then what I’ve experienced as a patient. Other than shadowing, how did you decide it was right for you?

Thank you for getting back to me. I’m just afraid I won’t be accepted on my first try. Do you have any advice regarding the application process and what to look for when looking at schools? What do you think will strengthen an application?

Don’t be afraid! As long as you meet a program’s requirements, you should take a chance and apply. I’ve written a few posts with advice for applicants: 1. I wrote this about how to tackle applications. 2. This post is about deciding where to apply.  3. I answered this question about writing the essay.  Strong… Continue reading Thank you for getting back to me. I’m just afraid I won’t be accepted on my first try. Do you have any advice regarding the application process and what to look for when looking at schools? What do you think will strengthen an application?

Paralyzed Girl Surprises Nurse by Walking for the First Time in 11 Days (VIDEO)

Today’s feel-good video comes as I’m preparing to finish my final internship. I’ve gotten close to so many of my patients and I know it’s going to be hard to leave them before I’m able to see all of their progress. But it’s also amazing to have gotten to know so many great people and discover how involved I get with my patients and how invested I am in their recoveries.

Have you ever had a PT moment this emotional?

Paralyzed Girl Surprises Nurse by Walking for the First Time in 11 Days (VIDEO)