Career of the Month: An Interview with Infant Physical Therapist Cole Galloway by: Megan Sullivan

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From a sprained ankle to a brain injury to a total hip replacement, when something limits our ability to move or perform daily activities, life can be miserable. This is where physical therapists (PTs) step in. PTs help people—from the very young to the very old—restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities. As Director of University of Delaware’s Infant Motor Behavior Lab, PT Cole Galloway helps infants born at high risk for movement problems learn to coordinate head, arm, and leg actions. Within a few days of working with very young infants, he realized he had found his niche.

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  • on Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:13 AM

The physical therapist in this interview has a rewarding career that he loves. He helps infants and young children to move their arms and legs. It takes a varied background to do this job. His advice to students interested in this career is that they should talk to lots of different people in the field to help them decide their career path.

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)

  • on Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:43 AM

Learning to become a physical therapist can be a rewarding job but specializing in infant PT can really improve the lives of these very young people. Reading about this man’s inspirational moments and what he actually does can be a motivation to become interested in this field. In this article he describes what he does and how he became interested in this career.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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