Pros: meeting new people everyday, sports centered environment
Cons: 12 hour work days
At Excel Physical Therapy I work with patients ranging from school aged children to high level athletes. A typical work day consists of working with 70-90 patients, guiding them through exercise routines, insuring proper use of equipment, applying heat and ice packs to patients, assisting the physical therapists, and maintaining a clean work environment. I work with a team of physical therapy aides and we assist each other throughout the course of our day. The hardest part of my job are the strenuous hours, which usually consist of 12 hour work days. The most enjoyable part of my job is getting to meet so many different people, and getting to see them progress and overcome their injuries. This job has taught me a lot through learning to effectively communicate with people of all ages, races, and economic statuses. I have also expanded my knowledge on orthopedic injuries, strength training, and injury prevention.