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Education is big in our profession.

When clinicians ask what led me to physical therapy as a career choice, I always tell them it was a "happy accident," and that I originally wanted to be an elementary school teacher. 

Each and every therapist (without fail) has smiled at my response and said: "Well, that's because we basically are teachers!" or something along those lines. I've heard it from countless therapists across my rotations—from orthopedics to inpatient rehabilitation to pediatrics. 

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