Many rehab therapists describe their jobs as challenging, exciting, interesting, stimulating, and rewarding.
Physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, respiratory therapists and therapy assistants make small miracles happen each and every day. Through skilled interventions, they restore patients to their highest level of function.
Physical therapists examine, diagnose, and treat conditions that limit the body’s ability to move and function in daily life.
Occupational therapists help patients gain the skills necessary for independence in their social and physical environments.
Speech-language pathologists address communication disorders as well as swallowing function.
Respiratory therapists evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders.
While each practice setting is unique, they all provide the satisfaction of helping restore patients to their highest level of function.
Learn more about skilled nursing, assisted living, continuing care retirement communities, transitional care units, hospital-based care and home health care, and see which setting is best for you.