Sandra Halphen, MPT
I went to MDCC on a softball scholarship and went through school not knowing what I really wanted to study. I had credits towards an Education Degree and had worked at a couple of schools as a substitute teacher. When I graduated from MDCC, I had a conversation with my mother about my future. She's the one who introduced me to Physical Therapy. My father is an Orthopedic Surgeon and at that time, they had Physical Therapy in their office. She told me to volunteer there and see if I liked it.
While working in the PT Dept., there was a patient that had in the hospital for a long period of time, the doctors didn't think she would make it. She survived and arrived to therapy in a wheelchair, and by the time she was discharged, she was walking with a cane. THAT WAS IT FOR ME!
I wanted to be part of that! I wanted to help people! The satisfaction of seeing somebody come so far and knowing that I had a small impact, lifted my spirits and joy so much...I knew Physical Therapy was for me.
After >20 years of being a Physical Therapist, I still enjoy and get satisfaction of helping, educating, and assisting people to get back to their prior way of life.
I love my job! 🙂