So I told you guys I’d tell you everything I do in order to get in to Physical Therapy school, and I just learned something a couple days ago that has really changed my game plan. This new direction has helped streamline my goals and have more focus on how I want to develop my writing.
My best friend is in PT school now, and we were talking about the essay for the PTCAS online application. She suggested I go to the APTA website and read their Vision statements. Some of their principles are Collaboration, Value, Innovation, and Advocacy.
[TRAINING FOR LIFE TIP:] Anytime you need to write an essay go to the organization’s website to match up some of your values/beliefs/interests to theirs. Goes for job hunting too!
The Game Changer
One principle really stood out to me: Advocacy. This is exactly what I have been seeing on Twitter lately in the PT community. There is a TON of talk about advocating for and promoting the benefits of PT, and it’s for all kinds of health problems from headaches to back pain to urinary incontinence. Basically everything!
“There is power in numbers, and the stronger online presence our profession creates, the more awareness we will create in the public eyes to VALUE physical therapy.” -Q & A with The Prehab Guys
Another example is GetPT1st. They post all kinds of ways PT can help people.
[Definitely never thought about PT benefits during pregnancy!]
— Physical therapists…
♦ Advocate for the profession
♦ & Educate the public
Have you ever had physical therapy? Did you find the experience beneficial?