Let me start by saying there's no single moment, incident, or case that set my career course or perfectly explains why I became a physical therapist (PT). I did have, however, an irrational fear when I was a teenager that ties into my work now.
As far back as I can remember, the workings of the human body fascinated me. When I was just a toddler, I'd make my way around the dinner table, giving my family shoulder massages. Even then, I liked that my hands could bring people pleasure and ease their stress.