Austin Palmer Mrs. Hoerner/Period 1 Senior Portfolio 10 November 2008 Physical Therapy “Nature of the Work.” Bureau of Labor Statistics. 10 November 2008. Bls.gov. 12 Nov.2008 http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos080.htm The author of this article states what the basic responsibilities of a physical therapist are. While giving the definition it also gives examples of a physical therapists duties. The purpose of this article is to give you a basic understanding of this career choice. It also gives you what it is like in the workspace of a physical therapist. This article is basically aimed at those not sure what physical therapy might offer. “Types of Physical Therapy.” WebMD. 10 Nov. 2008 WebMD.com. 10 Nov. 2008. http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/tc/physical-therapy-types-of-physical-therapy In this article it states the different kinds of physical therapy. It gives the specific goals of what a physical therapist is trying to reach. He does these by using different treatments such as massage by moving the soft tissues in the body such as the muscles, mobilization which uses slow twists of the bones and joints into position, and manipulation which uses rapid and forceful movements to put bones and joints into place. This article also states the subjects any physical therapist might specialize in such as vestibular rehabilitation, wound care, women’s health, or oncology are some of the subjects they may specialize including many more. “Physical Therapy.” College of Health Professions. 10 Nov. 2008. Musc.edu. 10 Nov. 2008 http://www.musc.edu/chp/pt/ This article provides information on what kind of people physical therapists work on. It gives you the education you will need to obtain to be able to work in certain workplaces such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers and many other locations. This gives you the information to contact someone about getting a license in order to do this practice after school.