There are different branches of physical therapy: sports, geriatrics, and pediatrics. I personally love my job as a pediatric physical therapist because of the challenges that goes with it. I like learning about the unique qualities of each child, and figuring out how best to use their strengths to improve their weaknesses. I love that I can work and think out of the box on how to implement my therapy plan for each child.
I initially wanted to become a pediatrician and chose physical therapy as my pre-med course as I heard that it really provides an extensive background in anatomy and physiology. After graduating, I was fascinated in applying what I’d learned and went to work right away.