Going into healthcare and medicine has been one of my dreamssince I was a young child. During career days at school, I would eagerly awaitthe presentation by the parents of classmates that were into these professionsand I was always eager to ask them questions about their jobs and what theirchallenges and triumphs were. So I spent considerable time in my cousin’sclinic who is an occupational therapist during those days, observing her atwork, seeing her doing so which also attracted me the idea of helping peoplewith physical problems, although I had no thought about any specific specialityduring my early career days. However, in time physical therapy became thelogical focus of my attention as my ambition to work as a physical therapist isthe product of a number of factors, I have experienced for myself the immensevalue of physical therapeutics treatment.
Few years ago I suffered a seriousaccident and spent a long time in hospital, where I benefited from an intensivecourse of physiotherapy to rehabilitate me I experienced a variety ofprocedures including limb manipulation, as well as hydrotherapy pool anultrasound treatment, and I learnt much about the way physiotherapy works andalso came to understand the impact healthcare teams can have on their patients.Since then I have been committed to the idea of providing care and support forthose with debilitating conditions, particularly the elders and those who havesuffered stroke. I have memories of my grandfather disable with stroke andbenefited enormously from the physical therapy treatment which inspired me allthe more to work in a discipline which can make a real difference to peoplelives. At the same time , as a keen sportsman I am very much aware of the typesof injury the body can undergo, and of the value of the non-invasive methods ofthe physical therapies in healing trauma and giving people the chance to returnto normal life. So I started pursuing my study goal when I took my majors inbiology in grade 12th which was one of the prerequisite for enteringphysical therapy. After 12th grade I shifted to Gujarat as I gotadmission in one of the renowned physical therapy college there. Since sportsand physical therapy have been the driving force for my aspiration for becominga renowned physical therapist.
As a freshman in college my roommate underwentelbow reconstruction surgery after she tore her ulnar collateral ligament. Shewas devastated by the thought that she would never be able to return topitching. However this feeling was quickly replaced by me when I told her aboutmy accident and how physical therapy made me independent not only that Dr.
Mathew gave her hope and optimism as he her physical therapist and along withthat he was one of our faculty member in our college during the course, heensured her that he would work diligently as he could in order to get her backon to the playing filed. His knowledge of her injury and confidence in whattherapeutic exercise and modalities would put her on the path of recoveryhelped put her mind at ease, she was able to concentrate on the recoveryprocess. Without physical therapist to guide her through the rehabilitationprocess she would not been able to recover from that injury. After seeing Dr.Mathew’s magic on my friend I want to be able to instil the same feeling intopatients who feel like they are faced with the seemingly insurmountable.The more I learnt about physical therapy world through myinterest and by pursuing bachelors of physical therapy.
The more I havediscovered my ignorance and my thirst for knowledge remains unquenched I feelgraduate study is the only way I can know my skills, expand my knowledge andgain a new sight into the subjects I would love to learn ,scrutinise and solveunexplored issues in the field of physical therapy. Of which one milestoneachieved was me going to Germany in September 2016 for a student exchangeprogram after my final year exams I learnt many things which differed a lotfrom my home country which gave my approaches to overcome certain conditionsand how to work with difficult patients not only that at the end of the courseI had to appear for my exams and came out with flying colours.in the meanwhilemy results were out of the exams which I had appeared and then started to workas an intern in Parul Seva Ashram Hospital which is affiliated to our college.During my training it provided me with a great amount of clinical exposure toobserve, evaluate, serve set goals for patients and treat them in variousdepartment of the hospital like cardiac and pulmonary, ICU, burns, orthopaedic,Gynaecology and obstetrics, Neurology, electrotherapy psychology and paediatricdepartment of the hospital, which had in-patients as well as out-patients.
Along with training over a period of six months I completed my groupdissertation on “Effectiveness of Spencer Technique in Patients with Frozenshoulder “.After completing my training I started to work with a sportsrehabilitation clinic which was my one of my short goal to achieve and that towith the most renowned physical therapist in Baroda. Where I dealt with more ofsports players and other elderly patients which was one of set goals when Ientered this stream , along with that I also worked with a badminton club whereI worked as a part time physical therapist with them. While working with thesetwo intuition I did some small courses like MATT( Myoficial AssessmentTechnique Tool), Manual myoficial technique, positional release, muscle energytechnique, deep tissue friction, kinesiology taping and manipulation which wereall hands on courses and I believe that what magic ones hand can do that can’tbe compared with electrotherapy.All my school and college life, academic performance isoutstanding I have consistently stood out in the school and college my academicpursuits have not however, prevented me from participating in variouscurricular activities at different level I have participated in dancecompetitons,miming and sports. Which has made me won many prizes which has ledme to develop a multifaceted personality and have equipped me with stronginterpersonal skills.As a current undergraduate with an intended major inkinesiology, I have only begun to scratch the surface of understanding theintricate biomechanics involved in movement of the human body.
Through my studyof physical therapy I am to gin the knowledge I need to truly impact the lifeof an individual like Dr. Mathew with therapeutic exercise, learning,perfecting and teaching the current motor program for different movements hasalways been a burning desire of mine. Over the last six months, I was able towork as a physical therapy in a sports rehabilitation centre I learned valuablecues that may allow therapist to effiecntly convey the movement patterns to thepatients who are unfamiliar with exercise and biomechanics. Pursuing thegraduate study of physical therapy will allow me to continue to fulfil mydesire while increasing the quality of life of individuals.
Through myobservation experiences of in-patient and out-patient setting during mytraining I was able to get a taste of how bid of an impact therapeuticsexercise can have on an individual’s quality of life. One day I was able towork with a patient that was suffering from a stroke and many other health ailments.Both of the patient’s legs hadatrophied to the point where he was unable bear weight. The physical therapistand I were only able to perform passive range of motion exercises when we firstbegan therapy; however, through the perseverance of the therapist to keep thepatient motivated, we were able to have him able to bear weight for a total offive minutes. While this may seem like an insignificant accomplishment toothers, the moment that we were able to share together is another professional goalI strive to accomplish through the progressive study of physical therapy.I do believe that graduate studies at your university willhelp me in achieving my career objectives.
I would love to be a part of youruniversity family. It is my desire to have a mutually beneficial associatedwith your university so as to meet a common platform of excellence where I cancontribute my best. I am sure that you will find my application andqualification suitable for admitting me at your university for graduate studies.