Before we tell you how you can decide and know your interest in sports physical therapy, we will be talking about PT a bit first. Physical therapy or PT is actually physiotherapy which is a form of treatment of any sort of diseases or deformity via methods such as massages, exercises and heat therapy. It is a separate type of therapy since the method of treatment is quite different from the common one i.e. treatment via medicines and surgery.
Sports physical therapy is a specialization of physical therapy so if you are planning to go for it, you need to remember that you would have the same study pathway and you would be required to give the national physical therapy exam and finally when you have passed the exam and have your doctorate, you would need to obtain a license that will allow you to practice in whatever place you choose to do so. The sports physical therapist salary varies so we would suggest that you first find out about it in your state if money is a big reason because of which you are going for this career. Now we will be talking about some points and we want you to think over those carefully as it will help you decide whether you want to go for sports therapy or not.
One Age Group
Often physical therapists avoid sports therapy because they wish to serve people of all age and from all walks of life but if you would be a sports physical therapist, you would only be working with a certain age group so if it sounds interesting to you then you should look into it. It is not that sports physical therapy is bad, it is just targeted on a small population of people.