Pre-Health Shadowing Levels the Playing Field

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Are you interested in joining the physical therapy field but aren’t quite sure what to expect from this career path? Shadowing a physical therapist is a crucial activity to help determine if you are interested in physical therapy while also making you a more appealing applicant for higher education.

Despite how important pre-health shadowing is, though, there are many barriers that make observation hours difficult to come by, increasing stress for students and keeping those genuinely interested in physical therapy from entering the field.

 

At PT Observation Hours, we understand how challenging it can be to get observation hours and have created a flexible solution. With our virtual shadowing videos, you don’t have to worry about any hurdles standing in the way between you and observation hours, creating one less thing to worry about.  

Determine If Physical Therapy Is for You

On paper, physical therapy might seem like your ideal dream job; you get to work with patients to improve their range of motion and strength while also reducing their pain. However, as with any career, it is wise to explore it further before committing.

Through pre-health shadowing, you can have a taste of the physical therapy field in a very low-stakes and supportive environment. Observe physical therapists at work and see if you can imagine yourself in their shoes.

Diverse Observation Hours

Many students from rural areas may have a hard time gathering diverse observation hours due to the limited availability of nearby locations.

There are many areas for physical therapists to enter, and places for them to work, including:
– outpatient orthopedics
– inpatient
– pediatrics
– acute care
– home care
– neuro physical therapy
– sports physical therapy

Each of these fields offers a different work environment and expectations from the physical therapist. Because of this, observing physical therapists in all these locations provides valuable information about all the possibilities the physical therapy field holds.

With PT Observation hours, you can choose which field to observe, so if you wish to complete observation hours for all fields that interest you, there’s nothing stopping you!

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No Limits

Different locations may limit the number of volunteers or the number of observation hours you can complete. This can make it challenging for students to find somewhere to shadow and limits the amount of time they get to spend observing physical therapists.

There may also be limits regarding the time in which observations can be done. For students with additional responsibilities, such as caring for family members or working a job, it can be difficult to fit in observation times if the location only allows it during certain hours.

Completing virtual shadowing allows students to complete as many observation hours as they would like on their own terms, with no limits.

Level the Playing Field

The global pandemic continues to have lasting effects on all areas of society, with disadvantaged students particularly shouldering the burden. Clinical experience can be hard to obtain, and the pandemic has made it seem even harder, an added stress that no one wishes to endure.

Thankfully, technology advancements allow for virtual pre-health shadowing, a tool that allows low-income and otherwise disadvantaged students the same opportunities as others, all in a safe, virtual setting. Utilizing virtual shadowing ensures that every student, no matter their socioeconomic status, can receive the shadowing hours they need to succeed.

There may also be limits regarding the time in which observations can be done. For students with additional responsibilities, such as caring for family members or working a job, it can be difficult to fit in observation times if the location only allows it during certain hours.

Completing virtual shadowing allows all prospective physical therapy students to complete as many observation hours as we can provide, on their own terms, with no limits.

Start & Finish Your Virtual PT Observation Hours Today!

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