Friday, January 27, 2017
Job Shadowing- Dalton Cassels
For the past two weeks in our English 12 class, we have been working on job shadowing a job we would like to do when we are grown up. The job I chose to go job shadow is a physical therapist. The job of a physical therapist consists of treating ill and disabled patients through the use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working. The name of the man I job shadowed was Mr. John Robinson. He went through the whole day and showed me what it took to be a PT. Every patient that came through-- from ACL tears to broken backs to broken wrists-- I saw how they were treated and taken care of. Some of the things I learned was that for stretching there are different color bands, and the darker the band the more resistance, and the lighter the color of the band the less resistance. Black is the most resistant and yellow is least resistant. I also was able to go in and see how Mr. Robinson recorded his paperwork, going through and recording exactly what he had the patient do that day--like how long and how many set and reps he had them do. Another thing I learned is that if you were to see a patient and you already knew them, you are not able to talk about seeing them outside of your workplace, and you must keep all of their personal information to yourself. Job shadowing Mr. Robinson showed me that one day I would like to do PT as my everyday career. He also taught me that it's not just the fact that you love sports and you get to work with athletes, but you get an opportunity to help someone, and that is exactly what I would like to do!