Being the medical field can be very stressful. The long job hours and constant need of attention from your patients can be quite tiresome.
It is no different being a physical therapist. Physical therapists face quite a lot of stress from their work load.
An article Marc A. Campo, Sherri Weiser, Karen L. Koenig that was published on ncbi.nlm.nih.gov gives us an insight on the detailed life and stresses that are undertaken by a physial therapist.
Studies have demonstrated that physical therapists may experience high levels of job stress, but the scope of the problem is difficult to determine. Research to date has consisted mostly of interview and focus group studies. Click here to read the full article.
It is important to note that life of a PT isn’t all that bad. They do get the satisfaction of helping people and curing their problems. The next article by cf.edu tells us about the general day in the life of a physical therapist.
Anyone who has a functional limitation (meaning they are unable to do the things they used to do) may benefit from physical therapy services. PTAs work with people of all ages, from birth to 100 or older. People who take part in physical therapy usually have experienced a change in physical function and health status due to an injury, a disease process or some other cause. PTs and PTAs work with patients who have orthopedic, neurological and medical-surgical disorders. Click to read more about orthopedic or neurological conditions. Read the full story here.
This should have given you a rough idea of what it means to be a physical therapist. But the best advice that you can receive would be directly from that of another PT. The following video will tell you about the journey of a physiotherapist and how his experience has beeen through all of it.
Choosing a career path is one of the most important decisions of life. Thus one must know the cons of the job thoroughly before applying.
If after reading this article, you still want to become a physcial therapist, then go ahead and do so by all means. There are tons of people whoo are need of your assistance.