We all need occasional reminders of why we chose this career, especially on the tough days One of the best pieces of advice I got early in my career was to keep a folder or file of all the patient cards, thank you's, and positive work reviews that I received. It might seem silly at … Continue reading PTA Survival Tip: Keep A File Of Positive Feedback
Do you ever doubt your abilities or feel like a fraud? If you answered yes to the question above, you are a normal human being! To have unquestioned belief in your own amazingness and perfection would be more of a sign of psychopathy or narcissistic personality disorder. Everyone struggles with self-doubt at some point in … Continue reading PTA Survival Tip: Dealing With Impostor Syndrome
A physical therapist assistant degree and license can be an open door to many possibilities A vast majority of PTAs work in clinical settings of one kind or another - outpatient, skilled care, hospital, outpatient, home health... you get the idea. What many PTs and PTAs don't know is that while there are certain limitations … Continue reading Non-Traditional Roles For PTAs
Be Careful Who You Work For, Things Aren't Always As Promised I was really fortunate. The first two jobs I had after graduation were in outpatient clinics where I had the opportunity to work with patients one on one in a semi-private setting. I worked like that for around 5 years and really enjoyed having … Continue reading A Warning To Physical Therapist Assistant Students And New Graduates
Way too many people overlook the importance of soft skills Just seeing the words "soft skills" is enough to get many folks to roll their eyes so hard that someone can hear it in another room. The reason many people dismiss this topic is that it can be difficult or damn near impossible to objectively … Continue reading PTA Survival Tip: Master The Soft Skills
A physical therapist assistant is a superhero Yes, you read that right! PTAs are superheros. Sure, we might not be on the same level as the cast of characters that you see on any one of the 1500 Marvel movies coming out of Hollywood these days, but physical therapist assistants are a special breed of … Continue reading What Does It Mean To Be A PTA?
Welcome to the PTA Survival Guide! One quick note, this blog has noting to do with Parent Teacher Associations. It is about the profession of Physical Therapist Assistant - still abbreviated as PTA, but a heck of a lot more fun than parent teacher association meetings. I'm not going to be hitting you up for … Continue reading First Post – Thanks For Stopping By