Pediatric Physical Therapy Research Paper

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Pediatric Physical Therapist After I graduate high school I would like to go to college and pursue a career in Physical therapy. I would like to become a Pediatric Physical Therapist. A Pediatric Physical Therapist is someone who treats and may examine children from birth to the age of 18 who may have problems moving and/or performing physical activities. They can also help treat problems such as injuries or pre-existing conditions that may have been caused by illness or disease. Educational requirements In order to become a Pediatric Physical Therapist you would have to have a Doctor of Physical Therapy, which takes three years to get. Also you would need to take the recommended courses which include anatomy, biology, radiology, exercise physiology, pharmacology, and behavioral science and pathology. While you are enrolled in those programs you have to complete supervised work by…show more content…
You have to be able to take on challenges and be able to adjust to each child Physical Therapist but you also need to have empathy, patience and desire to work with kids and because each one is different and has different needs that have have to be met. You need to have good communication skills. You have to be able to motivate them to try and improve and push past any obstacle they may come across. Having the ability to cope with the frustrations that children experience due to their limitations is an asset. Salary In 2010 the median pay was $73,610 per year for a physical therapist. A pediatric physical therapist can earn as much if not more. Their salary also depends on where they are located. If they work in a physician's office or hospital their salary will be higher. Career Outlook Between 2012-2022 the employment rate should increase by 29%-36% . Jobs for this career are expected to expand much faster than the average. Current Job

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