I still remember it: In my PT school interview, I was asked, “What do PTs do other than patient care?"
On that day, I had no answer. Now, many years later, the answers to that question are still revealing themselves.
Becoming a physical therapist would give me a skill set that was much broader than I realized at the time. The problem-solving abilities I developed have benefited me both personally and professionally, but it was recognizing what energizes me that has guided my less-than-conventional path as a physical therapist, from clinic to classroom and beyond.