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National Physical Therapy Month

| Dr. Eva Norman

With October being National Physical Therapy month, we would like to take this opportunity to promote careers in physical therapy.  Physical therapy is such an integral part of patient care.  A physical therapist is a rehabilitation expert who promotes a patient’s ability to move, restore functioning and to help reduce pain.  A career in physical therapy allows you to truly make a difference in the lives of others.

Benefits of becoming a Doctor of a Physical Therapy (DPT):1

  1. Ability to diagnose and treat others
  2. Wide range of work settings available
  3. 21% of Physical therapists are owners of their own practice or in a partnership
  4. Opportunity to love what you do
  5. Financially rewarding
  6. Growing industry = job security
  7. Get to work with patients one on one

Physical therapists are health care professionals who work with individuals of all ages to help patients get back to maximum functioning. For information on education requirements, please refer to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA website).

Read what our teammates at Live Your Life have to say about being a Physical Therapist…“I love being a physical therapist because I know I am truly improving someone’s quality of life. I love solving problems and figuring out the best treatment plan to make the biggest impact and then educating the client on how they can carry on what we have accomplished in our sessions. It’s a very empowering experience for both me and my client.”  Dr. Kaitlin Wagner, PT, DPT

“I truly enjoy being a physical therapist because I have the opportunity to help people get back to life. Whether that’s through decreased pain, increased strength, or increased confidence, guiding people back to their fullest independence is an exciting and fulfilling task to be a part of. At Life Your Life, we not only get to help people get back to their daily functions, we have the opportunity to help each person continue to improve their health for the better through exercise, healthy eating, prevention of further disease and managing pain and disabilities. We have the opportunity to work with clients for life, and developing relationships over a lifetime is truly an incredible aspect of my job. I am a part of each client’s life and they are a wonderful part of mine.”  Dr. Jessica Berglund, PT, DPT

At Live your LifeTM we offer physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, personal training, acupuncture, massage therapy, health coaching along with dietary services.

Dr. Eva Norman
President & Founder
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Live Your Life TM
Bringing Physical Therapy & Wellness to You!


1   Benefits of a physical therapist career  Accessed on October 9, 2016.

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