This series examines a wide array of professions; each book goes behind the scenes and on the job with a professional in a particular field. These books provide a glimpse of some of the projects, challenges, and rewards of a job on a day-to-day basis. Describing 30 days in the life of a professional, this diary follows physical therapist Toni Lais as she experiences the highs and lows of this demanding yet profoundly rewarding profession. Each entry details the needs of her patients at a small hospital in Minnesota--from a middle-aged accident victim with a herniated disc to a high-school football player with a damaged shoulder--revealing the fast paced, hands-on world of physical therapy in a remarkable new light. Not only does this book offer an insider's knowledge and invaluable suggestions, but it also provides helpful resources for those seeking to enter the profession.
Toni Lais is a physical therapist and Level I -- certified Yamuna Body Rolling practitioner who also serves as mentor and clinical instructor to physical therapy interns. She lives in Rochester, Minnesota.