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6 Reasons to Date a Physical Therapist

Physical therapists are awesome. That’s right, I said it. And just to show you how awesome I think they are I’ve compiled a list of reasons to date a physical therapist. Physical therapy doesn’t only make you a hot commodity on the workforce, but also on Tinder… or whatever your favorite dating app is!

1. Soft Tissue Massage

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You’ve had a long day at work. Your back, shoulders, and feet are killing you. Luckily you’re dating an expert on human anatomy, and they know all the right places to help relieve stress. Who doesn’t love a good upper trapezius or piriformis release? Sure, it may not be the Swedish massage you’re used to getting at your spa, but the pain is worth it, right?

2. Money

You’re not in it for the money, but it doesn’t hurt. Aside from helping people and exercise, the next thing that often comes to mind is money. It’s no secret that PTs are “ballin'”. Don’t worry about that debt-to-income ratio; luckily, a PT’s salary and the cost of education are completely balanced. Carrying around all those suitcases full of money will make your shoulders tired, good thing for reason #1.

3. “Doctor” of Physical Therapy

When you go home for the holidays, your family always wants to know about your love life.

“Are you seeing anyone?”

Well, this year the answer is “YES”, and the person you’re seeing is a doctor. Physical therapists put in 7 long years of school, and are entitled to all of the hard earned perks that come with it, such as the title of Dr. Just be sure to clarify that your new love is a DPT and not an MD.

Ok – Real Reasons to Date a Physical Therapist

4. Can Live/Work Anywhere

Physical therapy really is a fantastic job because there is a need almost everywhere. PTs enjoy a ton of flexibility, not only in the various specialities available for pursuit, but also in what part of the country they want to live. People are always getting hurt; therefore, physical therapists are always going to be in need. So after you find yourself a PT and you both fall deeply in love, you two can move to whatever part of the country that you find most romantic.

5. Great Listeners

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Physical therapists require fantastic interpersonal skills and must be able to listen to their patients. The ability to listen allows them to get a better idea of what is going on with their patient and provide a more specific treatment, ultimately leading to improved outcomes. This skill can be applied to your relationship, and next thing you know you’ll be listening to wedding bells.

6. PTs Help People

The job of a physical therapist is to help people.

The day to day of a therapist involves educating and empowering people to decrease pain and improve their quality of life
This means that PTs have a large savings account of good karma! It takes a special type of person to dedicate themselves to helping others, and this is probably the special type of person that you should be dating!

So look no further. When searching through the dating pool, keep your eyes open for a physical therapist. When you love your job, as do most physical therapists, it carries over to all aspects of life, including the romantic part. You heard it here first… date a physical therapist!

About Mark Denesha

Physical Therapist, strength training enthusiast, & team member at NGPT. Find your strength.

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