Rehabilitation Physical Therapists

Rehabilitation therapy is a field that offers great career opportunities for physical therapists to advance their skills and knowledge. A rehabilitation physical therapist helps patients with physical or physiological disorders to restore maximum level of independence and functional movement. Therapists in this field provide a variety of rehabilitative and treatment services. They play an active and responsible role in supervising therapy assistants and aides. Moreover, they

o Develop treatment plans to relieve symptoms, improve function and prevent further disability
o Promote health awareness
o Assist clients in performing daily activities
o Instruct the clients in the use of adaptive equipments including splints, wheelchairs and aids
o Assess the client’s progress
o Modify treatment plan when necessary

Necessary Requirements to Practice in the United States

Those who have a vision, determination and passion to become a rehabilitation physical therapist, must earn a Master’s degree from an accredited PT program. In addition, you have to possess a state license and passing scores in national and state examinations.

Flexible Job Opportunities, Benefits

Once you meet these requirements, you can practice anywhere in the United States since rehabilitation therapists play an active role in any healthcare system – hospitals, acute care centers, rehab centers, nursing clinics, residential care units and various other healthcare settings. You can find exciting work assignments whether you are looking for full time or part time work schedules. Those who love travel get the opportunity to visit exciting locations and experience new technologies as part of their travel therapy jobs. These job positions offer great pay and benefits including:

o Dental insurance
o Section 125 Cafeteria Plan
o Travel allowance and assistance
o Professional liability insurance
o Immigration processing
o Additional state license
o 401(k) retirement savings plan
o Continuing education
o Paid housing
o Health and life insurance
o Relocation expenses
o Lucrative salary plus bonus

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