1. What made you to choose Physical therapy as a profession?- I went to University of California at Riverside as a pre-medicine undergraduate. I initially wanted to be a doctor. When I graduated, I worked in the front office of a PT facility because my father is a below knee amputee and his friend, Stella was a PT who worked there. I started to volunteer with the Disabled Sports USA group where my father would ski and Stella would volunteer. This turned me onto working with disabled persons. I shadowed sit-skiers (paraplegics), guided blind skiers and overall assisted during skiing as well as errands/food service during our lunch breaks. I also volunteered with Stella as a PT aide so I was really able to see what treatments were like and the overall PT was. Eventually, I was torn between the two professions and Stella steered me toward PT secondary to my personality and my desire to be active and engaged with people. She was right!
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