A Guide To Careers: Physical Therapy

This is an online guide to becoming a physical therapist. From highschool, to college, to careers and beyond!
 
HomeFAQGallerySearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 2. Geriatric Physical Therapy

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
NickT
Admin


Posts : 16
Join date : 2010-03-06

PostSubject: 2. Geriatric Physical Therapy   Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:50 am

Geriatric Physical Therapy
<<Previous Page::Next Page>>

While a geriatric physical therapist can work with patients of any age, the therapist generally works with older adults. In this field, many of your patients may come to you with arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, hip and joint replacement, balance disorders, and incontinence. Your task will be to reduce pain and keep up activity in adults, making sure that they stay healthy and active. This is important, as your patients will be looking to reduce and eliminate pain in their last years of life.

As a student, you will need a strong background in sciences like human physiology and anatomy, organic chemistry, general chemistry, and anatomical kinesiology and biology. You will also need to consider courses in mathematics. The annual salary for this job is 78,000 dollars a year, but again, this can vary greatly with location.

A 26% increase is expected in the overall job outlook by 2018.
<<Previous Page::Next Page>>
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://careersinpt.forumsjobs.com
 
2. Geriatric Physical Therapy
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Are all physical illnesses attacks from demons?
» mold in apartment/physical pain
» physical attack-is this spiritual?
» Alien Implants in People – Physical Characteristics Found
» Behavior problems, minor physical anomalies & the hand!

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
A Guide To Careers: Physical Therapy :: The Guide to Becoming a Physical Therapist :: III. Career Options-
Jump to: