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Best Practices for Therapists: Physical and Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Pathology, as healthcare professions, depend a great deal on standardized testing to determine whom to allow into their professional preparation programs.
However, some of the most important qualities of successful therapists go undetected by standardized tests. To be a highly effective therapist, it helps if you are: Your own physical condition will also serve as a great example for your patients.
This means regular exercise and healthy eating. A Life Long Learner. The medical industry is constantly evolving.
The information and treatment methodologies you learned in college will change with ongoing research and technology. Keep yourself ahead of the curve by constantly reading up and learning more through your continuing education credits, industry journals, research studies, etc.
Therapy involves challenging your patients to attempt and succeed at treatments that may at first be very difficult for them. By understanding a lot about current events, pop culture, sports, etc. It will also make you an interesting person with whom to interact.
And this can help you build rapport with those you treat. Difficult patients may be angry about their situation and take it out on you. To avoid bringing your day home with you and letting it affect your personal life, it can help tremendously if you assume good intentions and choose to forgive others, no matter what comes your way.
And make sure that these attitudes towards your patients carry over to create healthy relationships with co-workers, as well. Your compassion for helping your patients heal allows you to see them as people and not just cases.
Yes, your head is filled with a lot of information about anatomy and a recent scientific study. This means avoiding industry jargon and medical terms. When you love what you do, it shows.
Not only will this help you to greet each new day with a positive, can-do attitude, it will help you stay calm and level-headed through the toughest patient cases. A love of your profession and commitment to excellence will drive you to continually improve as a therapist. This continual striving for improvement is the quality that develops greatness.
Did we miss anything? What quality do you rely on as a therapist? Is there anything else that those standardized tests are missing? Please add your input in the comments below and keep the conversation going.
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