Choosing a Physical Therapist may be more important than you think! I am saying that because choosing my physical therapist was an influential part of my life.
At the young age of 11 years old, I dislocated my right shoulder requiring physical therapy for 6 months. The day I was allowed back to sports I then dislocated my shoulder for a second time. I required another 6 months of physical therapy which was followed by a shoulder surgery that had a rehabilitation timeline of 1 more year in total. That said, I was in PT for 2 straight years.
For 2 years I would attend my physical therapy appointments 3x/week for 12 months! Sounds familiar? I know, PT can become a routine…..but an important one!
Anyways, during that time I was able to observe all the different types of people my physical therapist was helping. From the pediatric population, like myself, to the geriatric population, he did it all! As a 6th grader, I started looking up to him as a role model. I soon realized that not only did I want to become a physical therapist, but I also wanted to help people of all ages like he did.
So, I sit here today writing this blog post with my Doctorate of Physical Therapy explaining how my Physical Therapist inspired me to become a PT as well. Now for most of you, it is probably a bit too late to become a PT but it is not too late to motivate those around you to choose a good PT! At Empire, we hope to be that influential factor that my therapist was on me! We hope you have enjoyed your experience with us so far and continue to enjoy it with us as your journey to recovery continues!
By: Kyle Ioos PT, DPT
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