Went shopping today for a new bag for work since I’m having difficulty dragging all my stuff between working with home patients and working at the clinic. Shopping for a bag turned into a discussion with the saleswoman about what I do as a physical therapist.
This time when asked what I do, I just said “therapist,” and for once, someone guessed physical therapist, but it was quickly followed by the question, “so do you like stretch patients out?” When I told her that I work with babies/kids, she looked more fascinated with physical therapy. To make a long conversation short, I was happy to explain what pediatric PTs do and what physical therapists do, which ended with her saying she was proud of me with what I was doing even though she didn’t know me haha.
If you are wondering what does a PT do? Here’s a helpful link from the CA PT Association page.
Hope this was a little informative so you can impress the next PT you meet with how much you know about what they do 🙂