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Transcript of Rehabilitation Therapy
M. Raccio, C. McDonald A. McKenzie and E. Neri
Rehabilitation is a treatment or treatments designed to facilitate the process of recovery from injury, illness, or disease to as normal a condition as possible.
Therapy is treatment intended to relieve or heal a disorder.
Physical Therapist assesses, plan, organizes, and participates in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury. Physical Therapist help people ho have injuries or illness improve their movement and manage their pain. they are often an important part of rehabilitation and treatment of patients with chronic conditions or injuries.
Physical Therapist Office
Home Health care service
Office of physicians
Nursing care facilities
Hospitals, private and public
Entry level education
: Doctoral or professional degree
Physical therapist are required t have postgraduate professional degree. P.T. programs usually award a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree, although a small number award a Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) degree. Doctoral programs typically last 3 years; MPT programs require 2 to 3 years of study. Not programs either DPT or MPT. , require a bachelor's degree for admissions, and many require specific prerequisites , such as anatomy, physiology, biology, and chemistry. Physical Therapy programs often include courses in bio mechanics, anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, and pharmacology. P.t. students also complete clinical rotations, enabling them to gain supervised work experience in areas such as acute care and orthopedic care. P.T's may apply to and complete residency programs after graduation. Residencies last 9 months to 3 years and provide additional training and experience in advanced or specialty areas of care.
Athletic Trainers specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating muscle and bone injuries and illnesses. They work with people of all ages and skill levels, from young children to soldiers and professional athletes.
Conduct an initial assessment of an athlete's injury or illness to provide emergency or continued care, and to determine whether they should be referred to physicians for definitive diagnosis and treatment.
Evaluates athletes' readiness to play, and provides participation clearances when necessary and warranted.
Applies protective or injury preventive devices such as tape, bandages, or braces to body parts such as ankles, fingers or wrists.
Assesses and reports the progress of recovering athletes to coaches and Physicians.
Collaborates with physicians to develop and implement comprehensive rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries.
Cares for athletic injuries using physical therapy equipment, techniques, and medication.
Performs general administrative tasks such as keeping records and writing reports.
Plans and implements comprehensive athletic injury and illness prevention programs.
Instructs coaches, athletes, parents, medical personnel, and community members in the care and prevention of athletic injuries.
Travels with athletic teams to be available at sporting events.
The median salary for a Physical Therapist was $78,270 in 2011. The highest wages are found in physicians offices or hospitals.
Occupational therapists help treat patients with injuries, illness and disabilities by using therapeutic techniques in everyday activities. They help patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working.
Typically occupational therapists observe the patients doing tasks, ask the patients questions , and review the patients medical history. By using the information collected they are able to establish a treatment plan suitable for each individual patient's needs.
Different treatments preformed may include:
Helping people with various disabilities with different tasks, such as helping an older person with poor memory use a computer, or leading an autistic child in play activities.
Recommending special equipment, such as wheelchairs and eating aids, and instruct patients how to use the equipment.
Assessing and recording patient's activities and progress for evaluating clients, for billing, and for reporting to physicians and other healthcare providers.
Educating a patients family and employer about how to accomodate and care for the patient
Educational Degree Program
What are the Educational requirements for Occupational Therapy?
You must obtain a Master's Degree!
How do they make a difference?
Rated one of the top 50 Best Careers by the US News.
30% job growth expected in the next 10 years.
Below average stress level, and an average average flexibility level.
Educational Degree Program-
All states require P.T.s to be licensed. Licensing requirements vary by states but typically include passing the National Physical Therapy Examination or a similar state-administrated exam. A number of states require continuing education for physical therapist to keep their license. After gaining work experience, some physical therapist choose to become board certified in a particular clinical specialty, such as pediatrics or sports physical therapy. Board certification requires passing an exam. The Services has over 500 physical or occupational therapist. Each year they need new therapist due to changes in personnel and the demands of the field. Positions for physical and occupational therapist in the Coast Guard are filled by U.S. Public health services officers. Physical and occupational therapist have the opportunity to advance to senior management or command positions in medical administration.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required for almost all jobs as an Athletic Trainer, but many athletic trainers hold a masters or doctoral degree. Athletic trainers may need a masters or higher degree to be eligible for some positions, especially those in colleges and universities, and to increase their advancement opportunities. Because some positions in high schools involve teaching along with athletic trainer responsibilities, a teaching certificate or license could be required. In 2006, 46 States required athletic trainers to be licensed or registered; this requires certification from the Board of Certification, Inc.
For Certification, athletic trainers need a bachelor's degree from an accredited athletic training program. In addition, a successful candidate for BOC certification must pass a rigorous examination. To retain certification, credential holders must continue taking medical-related courses and adhere to the BOC standards of practice. In states where licensure is not required, certification is voluntary but may be helpful for those seeking jobs and advancement. Voluntary certification is available from the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification ( NATABOC).
All states require occupational therapists to be licensed
licensure requires a degree from an accredited educational program
agreeing to abide by the NBCOT Code of Conduct
"Physical Therapists." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2013.
"Degree Requirements - Occupational Therapy Combined B.S./M.S." Degree Requirements - Occupational Therapy Combined B.S./M.S. - Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science - Towson University. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2013.
"Occupational Therapists." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2013.
Forty-eight percent of occupational therapists work in offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologist or hospital environments. Others work in schools, nursing homes and home health service
Nationwide, employment for occupational therapy is promising. Statistics show that the top two states that have the highest employment level in the country are California (9,250 in employment) and New York (7,650 in employment
Job opportunities should be good for licensed occupational therapists in all settings, particularly in acute hospital, rehabilitation, and orthopedic settings because the elderly receive the most of there treatment in these settings.
2010 Median Pay: $72,320 per year
$34.77 per hour
Most occupational therapists worked full time in 2010. About 30 percent worked part time. They may work nights or weekends, as needed, to accomodate patients' schedules
How about Employment?
Employment for occupational therapists is expected to increase 33 percent in the next 10 years. Which is must faster then the average for all occupations.
It will continue to be an important treatment for various diseases and illness such as cerebral palsy and Alzheimer's disease.
The need for occupational therapists will increase as the baby-boom population ages and people remain active in life.
The employment change from 2010 to 2020 is estimated to be +30%.
(The National average for all occupations is +14.3% )
Job Openings: A total of 1190 average annual openings are expected for this occupation between 2010 and 2020.
( The National Average for all occupations is 5,430 openings )
Employment: This was a very small occupation in the United States, employing 18,200 workers in 2010.
( The National average for all occupations is 141,792 workers )
Growth: Much faster than average growth
Job growth will be concentrated in the health care industry, including hospitals and offices of health practitioners. Fitness and recreation sports centers also will provide many new jobs, as these establishments become more common and continue to need athletic trainers to care for their clients. Growth in positions with sports teams will be somewhat slower, however, as most professional sports clubs and colleges and universities already have complete athletic training staffs.
Elementary and secondary schools, private (NAICS611100) (6.2%)
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, private (NAICS611300) (23.9%)
Fitness and recreational sports centers (NAICS713940) (19.6%)
Offices of physical, occupational and speech therapists, and audiologists (NAICS621340) (10.4%)
Hospitals, private (NAICS622000) (15%)
2012 National average annual earnings for the middle 50% of all workers in this occupation:
Average Annual Wage $44,010
Average Annual Range $25,960 to $64,140
Average Hourly Wage $21.16
Athletic Trainers work in:
Elementary and Secondary schools
Colleges and Universities
Fitness and Recreational sports centers