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Laura Seyfried-Physical Therapist 10500 Quivira Rd Overland Park, KS 66215 By: Ricky Ashley Education and Background • Laura Seyfried went to the University of Kansas for 4 years, but now a days you have to go to college for 7 years to become a physical therapist • She has worked at Overland Park Regional for over 15 years • Even know she went to college for physical therapist, she didn’t always start out wanting to be a physical therapist Education and Background At first, she wanted to be an athletic trainer, but than she learned that physical therapist did the same work and got paid more money for the same work • She went straight into physical therapy at Overland Park Regional right after college, she has been at that hospital her entire career, she plans to retire there, and than become a full parent Job Requirements • One of the most important job requirements for a physical therapist, you have to be a friendly person • You need to be a good talker, and an easy person to get along with • You have to go to a college for 7 years to start out • You have to dress nicely, but you have to be able to move around in your clothes • You wouldn’t think this mattered, but you have to be flexible and not afraid to get dirty. You have to be flexible so you can squat and help the person out if needed, or lay on the ground to show them exercises Benefits of the Job • There are a lot of benefits to being a physical therapist, but not all of them are money. You get the pleasure of knowing you helped a patient, and you get to feel good about yourself. You also get paid a lot for being a physical therapist, since the work really isn't that hard. Equipment • There are a lot of equipment used in being a physical therapist. You have to sometimes push them around in a wheel-chair, oh look at the monitor to see how there heartbeat is going. You use the equipments to make sure the patient can do the work, without putting themselves in danger. Facilities • The team of physical therapist have their own facility in the hospital. It is on the west wing, and it has all the supplies they need to get their job done. In their facility, they have walkers, wheel-chairs, measuring tools, and most importantly hand sanitizer. There facility is one of the biggest in the hospital, and this is because lots of people are hurt in the hospital. Reception Desk • The reception desk is in two different places, they have one in the west wing, and one in the front of the hospital. It is like this, because they have to have a private section, and a section where the patients can walk up there at anytime. Miscellaneous • The physical therapist have their own special bath system. This system is for injured people. This is like an ice bath machine, and its made accessible for handicap people. The tub is super big, so they can fit any size of people in there. Next to the machine, they have a wheel-chair set up for the person, just in case the person is too cold to be able to walk. Miscellaneous • The physical therapist have co- workers, that aren’t considered to be just physical therapist. They are considered special therapist, because they are there to work one body part, not the entire body. For example, there is a special therapist for just hands, when a normal therapist like Laura, would work on the entire body.
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