What I love about being a PTA is connecting with my patients on a personal level and getting to know them, as well as seeing them achieve their goals that they set for themselves and seeing the joy that they have when they show or tell me they can do something that they could not do before!
My biggest take away from Villa was how much Dr. Kotz and Mr. Kelly wanted to see every single one of us succeed, and they work just as hard as us to make sure we do so. They are both truly amazing teachers and people!
My advice to future PTAs would be to continue to explore every opportunity you can in the field. There are so many opportunities for PTAs outside of the clinical setting, as well as many settings/specialties of physical therapy you can get into. The sky is the limit!