Career Research Project
Jonathan Warner
Physical Therapist

Professional Requirements

  • have a strong science and math background
  • be motivated and have good work ethics
  • have good written and verbal communication skills
  • have the knowledge to administer treatments to improve patient's lifestyles
  • understand the needs and goals of patients

Education Requirements

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Degree
  • Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) or Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT) Degree


The University of Illinois at Chicago

I choose this college because based on there description on the APTA website, they have multiple class that will help in my field and they are ranked in the top 20 for Physical Therapy  programs in the country. They also help people in the neighborhood if they need Physical Therapy so they have a out reach program. This school is also in Illinois so it isn't that far from my home town.

My Quote

¨Learn From Your Mistakes¨ Maria said it to me and she is my mom. I have known that saying for a while but when i first got in trouble in school my mom said it to me so I don't make that mistake again. I was in 2nd grade and i had talked back to the teacher. The words in that quote just say the truth to me to not make that mistake again. It has helped me think about things a lot more and see if what I am doing is bigger than the consequence. It will help me in the future to just think and be smart and not make the mistakes I made as a teenager

The Person I Look Up To The Most

My uncle Jessie Montez has been a big part in my life ever since I was born he was always around for me. My dad left when I was really young and is still outta my life, but my uncle he has been in my life for as long as I can remember he has been the dad i never had as a little boy and i still stay with him. He is better than my dad was and he acts like my dad. Even tho I'm not his son he still treats me as he does with his kids. He makes me feel like i really am his kid and he was seems to no how to make things work. He is a police officer and does he not only help people on his job he he also helps me with wrestling, lifting, football. But he doesn't stop there. He lives in Silivis and when wrestling season is here everyday he comes from work to couch the Geneseo Wrestling team. He helps everyone who wants to work and is willing to do whatever it takes. But he will never replace my mom I look up to my mom and a single mother with only one leg who was 4 kids with no job. I no it is hard but she just keeps going and doesn't stop. Even tho sometimes we might fight or not agree on things she will always be my mom. For ex I want to go in the marines and if my mom signs for me when I turn 17 it will make it easier and after so i have a job right when I get out high school but she does not want me to go in the marines but my uncle doesn't either but he said if i really want to he cant stop me. My uncle talked to her and said hey if it really what he wants then let him do it we cant stop him when he turns 18 so why wait a year and make it harder for him. this shows that my family talks and works things out and we all started this fro my uncle he likes to work things out and i respect him a lot for everything he has done for me because I know he didn't have to.  

Over View

Physical Therapists (PTs) provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients with injuries or disease. PTs work closely with patients and clients to restore, maintain, and promote their overall fitness and wellness for healthier and more active lifestyles. Patients may include accident victims and individuals with disabling conditions such as low back pain, fractures, head injuries, arthritis, heart disease, and cerebral palsy.

PTs take the patient’s/client’s history and conduct a systems review, and perform tests and measures such as strength, range of motion, balance and coordination, posture, muscle performance, respiration, and motor function, to identify potential and existing problems. Based on the examination and the physical therapist’s evaluative judgment, PTs determine a patient diagnosis, prognosis, and plan of care that describes evidence-based treatment strategies and the anticipated functional outcomes. Finally, as a part of the plan of care, PTs determine the patient's ability to be independent and reintegrate into the community or workplace after injury or illness.

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