So You Wanna Be A Rock N Roll Star…Part 1

So You Wanna Be A Rock N Roll Star…Part 1

My blog post tonight starts with a song lyric, from an old 60’s classic by The Byrds. It says,  “So you want to be a rock and roll star? Then listen now to what I say
Just get an electric guitar, Then take some time and learn how to play” -The Byrds But my question behind this song, is simple: Does Physical Therapy Need a Rock Star?

How many Physical Therapists can you name that have elevated themselves to a Dr. Oz, or a Michael Jordan, or a Bruce Springsteen, or a Tony Robbins? Is that something that the field of Physical Therapy needs? Even as Physical Therapists we bicker amongst our own profession that we have an identity crisis to the masses. The public doesn’t know who we are or what we do. So do we need a name and or a face to turn to in order to elevate themselves out of the field of Physical Therapy and educate the masses?

The List

I have a very short list of physical therapists who I think could handle the label of super hero, rock star, or superstar. Because let’s face it, the profession itself lends itself to all of these labels to all of those in the profession on a daily basis. We are giving so much to our patients day in and day out to get them to a point in their lives where they can maximize their potential, I know our patients see us in that light. The problem is, (and thankfully) not everyone in the world needs physical therapy. You should be thankful that you don’t. But at some point in our lives, we could likely all benefit from a physical therapist in one way, shape or form.


We are all super heros, rock stars, or superstars to somebody at some point in our career. I would love to hear your comments on who you think could be the first ever Physical Therapy Rock N Roll Star to elevate beyond just the realm of physical therapy to educate the masses to what we do and how we could benefit the world! Over the next few weeks, I will be examining my list of heroes who could elevate the profession.




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