10 Ways You Know You're a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant

This list was created by the always hilarious @sarcasticPT. We may not know who he or she is, but we do know that if you aren’t following him/her on Twitter, you’re missing out on some serious laughs. So, without further ado, here are the 10 Ways You Know You’re a Physical Therapist or PTA:

1

You can’t enjoy sitting on the beach anymore because it turns into a marathon community gait analysis that is only briefly interrupted by reapplying sun block.

2

Your twin brother who lives in the same town as you went to a chiropractor for his back pain and you miraculously forgot his birthday that year.

3

You have a love-hate relationship with OTs.

4

You can’t buy running shoes from the new hip running store because you’re afraid you’d get into a “running style” argument with the owner, and he sends you a buttload of referrals.

5

You have diagnosed a child with “Newton’s Syndrome” in your head because you know that:

  • The apple didn’t fall far from the tree, and

  • There is absolutely nothing physically/mentally/emotionally wrong with this child.

6

You’ve had at least one doctor ask you if you can “pull on his head” because his neck is hurting.

7

You wear tennis shoes with your khakis. You know it looks ridiculous, but you also know that your feet and back would disagree.

8

You’ve had to have the “Yes, I went to school for 3 years to get your lazy butt out of bed and walk down the hallway…” convo.

9

You’ve wondered more than once if the reason a child can’t meet his milestones is because his name is more ridiculous to pronounce correctly than explaining the sounds a pot makes when you drop it on the floor in a cave.

10

You found out very quickly that the one contraindication to mechanical traction they DON’T teach in PT/PTA school is “Have you ever been in an emotionally traumatic bank robbery hostage situation in a room very similar to our traction room?”

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