There’s nothing quite like being a physical therapist.

1. Your work dress code includes Dri-FIT.

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2. You get to work with seriously amazing co-workers who feel more like family than colleagues. #PTFam

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3. You have the ability to work per diem with a flexible schedule.

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4. Or become a traveling therapist.

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5. Not to mention that your job includes cheering on some of the best patients around…

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6. In a profession that supports total body wellness.

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7. That said, sometimes, you get a patient who just doesn’t cooperate.

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8. And you’ve had to perfect the art of acting like you believe the “yes, I’ve done my HEP” speech.

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9. And live with the “you give great massages” compliment.

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10. Oh, and let’s not forget that you have to explain to your family what you actually do as a PT.  

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11. Plus, long days at work leave you feeling like you might need PT yourself.

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12. Because even your best pair of Nikes can’t make up for a long week of treating patients.

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13. But, just when you think that you can’t take one more late, uncooperative, or flat-out difficult patient,

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14. You see a child who has been told she’ll never ambulate, take her first steps.

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15. Or, as a result of your care, a police officer is able to go back to work—pain free.

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16. You’ve helped a mom get her groove back.

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17. And created a comprehensive plan of care so an athlete can get back in the game.

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18. You’ve found that all those years spent in school are finally worth it.

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19. And you realize that you’re making a difference in the world…

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20. Simply by doing what you do best: reducing your patients’ pain and helping them gain or restore functional movement.

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There you have it: 20 GIFs that perfectly describe what it’s like to be a PT. If you liked this post, don’t forget to share it on social media and tag WebPT. And in the meantime, keep crushing it, PTs!