Are you a seasoned physical therapist or relatively new to the profession? What questions and topics would you like to see us explore in our new PT Profile series? Tell us in the comments below, and nominate yourself or your mentor to be featured. You do not have to be familiar with NAIOMT -- we're simply trying to connect and facilitate productive conversations around physical therapy!
What kind of physical therapist are you? Are you proud to be a PT? Do you consider PTs the experts in movement? We do.
There are 220 accredited physical therapy schools in the United States (CAPTE, 2014), with 25,971 students enrolled, an average of 40 students per class. Each year, 8,720 new physical therapists begin their careers. Academically, todays' graduates are better prepared than at any point in the history of our profession. The modern new graduate physical therapist is smart, motivated, and hungry to make a difference. The DPT degree provides a great preparation...but then what? How do you continue to grow?