to get experience and connect with physical therapists, such as through an internship or volunteer opportunity. An important skill to be occupation based it to know what people like to do in their daily life and to be aware of what motivates them (Chisholm et al, 2004). I think that in order to be true to our profession OTs need to try and use meaningful occupations more in practice. I am aware that this is a skill I need to improve on and I need to begin regularly researching databases, journals and books to remain up to date but also to increase my knowledge as a young professional. References - Many physical therapist programs require 1-4 letters of reference (also known as "letters of evaluation" or "recommendations as part of the admissions process. For example as Nelligan et al (2002) discussed often it appears the budget, the current approach to management or staff shortages prevail and dictate how work is performed.
Physical Therapist (PT) Admissions Process
According to Rosa (2008) occupational therapists need to be more open to exploring differences regarding therapy goals. Pediatric conditions such as developmental delays, cerebral palsy, and muscular dystrophy, sports-related injuries, such as concussion and tennis elbow, women's health and pelvic floor dysfunction, such as urinary incontinence and lymphedema, other cases that may benefit include burns, wound care, and diabetic ulcers. External evidence such as journal articles and research studies is only one aspect of the process and it must be combined with the clinical reasoning of the occupational therapist and the clients decision (Taylor, 2007). When the first Europeans came over to the United States, they felt that it was necessary to protect themselves and their people from the inhabitants that were already here and had no interest in sharing their land with them. However I feel that our profession can only be viewed in this way when its core values are upheld. A criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from enrolling in a PT program; however, failure to disclose any past or pending charges may be grounds for dismissal. It demonstrated the knowledge they had but also the evidence base for their interventions. The average overall undergraduate GPA for accepted ptcas applicants in 2011-12 was.52. Less than two percent of enrolled students were PTAs prior to enrolling in a PT education program. Treatment can increase physical endurance and stamina. (as cited in Taylor, 2007) support this by defining evidence-based occupational therapy as client-centred enablement of occupation, based on client information and a critical review of relevant research, expert consensus and past experience.