The Making of a RehabConcepts Physical Therapist: Part One
By: Audra Stawicki, PT, DPT, CMP, CYI —
We always learn what brings each patient to our office, but often folks don’t necessarily know about our journey to RehabConcepts as therapists.
So, how did we get here? Glad you asked!
We’ve done our homework
Physical Therapists (PTs) earn a graduate degree from an accredited academic program in Physical Therapy. These programs typically culminate in a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). To gain admission to a Physical Therapy Program, Physical Therapy students earn a Bachelor’s Degree, complete comprehensive science prerequisite courses, maintain academic excellence, and gain volunteer or observation experience in physical therapy.
Accordingly, Physical Therapy Programs include study topics: human anatomy, biomechanics, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary systems, pathology, and neurological dysfunction. And in addition to this, Physical Therapy students participate in clinical internships and take hands-on clinical courses, which provide training in patient care, screening, assessment, treatment, and intervention.
License to heal
Physical Therapists are licensed by the state in which they practice: to evaluate and treat patients with conditions that limit their ability to move or function in daily life. Therefore, PTs are Board Certified by the National Physical Therapy Examination which tests the knowledge, concepts, and principles for the safe and effective delivery of therapeutic, rehabilitative, and preventative patient care and Physical Therapy Services.
Now you are in the know!
Stop by and meet the hard working physical therapists at RehabConcepts Physical Therapy!