What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Staff Physical Therapist in Cleveland:
"Managed health care."
Most places have to many patients and not enough clinicians leading to a high stress level day. Because of managed care reimbursement is less, co- pays are more and required productivity is 100 percent. This leads to unhappy patients, stressed out therapists and employee injuries.
On the other hand, it is a rewarding profession. CoWorkers are great, and patients are great full.
Staff Physical Therapist in Sayre:
Learn, observe, and ask lots of questions of many different people. Take all of that information to develop your own unique method of practice.
Staff Physical Therapist in Salinas:
"It Is Rewarding, But Challenging."
The first year was all about establishing a knowledge base that I could pull from when patients and families asked questions about potential recovery and time frames, and to improve my familiarity with common tasks and diagnoses. After that, things became easier and more enjoyable.