Typical Work Week for Physical Therapist

As an orthopaedic physical therapist I typically work on musculoskeletal type dysfunctions so that might be sciatica, someone who has pain in the leg, in the back, they feel weakness, they have a shooting pain that's going down their leg so we treat them for those symptoms and help them recover, a high school pitcher might have tendinitis in the shoulder and we would teach the athlete how to throw with reduced stress on the arm or improve the mechanics of the throw, decrease the inflammation so not only are we treating the athlete but we're preventing another injury. Golfer's elbow, tennis elbow, things that occur from just repetition, it's not so much that a trauma occurred, it's just that they did too much of something that they love.