Therapy Information

  • Physical Therapist: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physical therapists is anticipated to grow 27 percent from 2013 to 2016. Physical therapists provide services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. They restore, maintain, and promote overall fitness and health, as well as test and measure the patients’ strength, range of motion, balance and coordination, posture, muscle performance, respiration, and motor function.

  • Physical Therapist Assistant: Physical therapist assistants help physical therapists to provide treatment that improves patient mobility, relieves pain, and prevents or lessens physical disabilities of patients. Assistants may aide in helping patients exercise, or gather and prepare therapy equipment under the supervision of a physical therapist.

  • Occupational Therapist: In 2013, occupational therapists held approximately 99,000 jobs in the United States. OT’s help patients improve their ability to perform tasks in living and working environments. They work with individuals who suffer from mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling conditions. They help clients not only improve their basic motor functions and reasoning abilities, but also compensate for permanent loss of function.

  • Occupational Therapist Assistant: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of occupational therapist assistants is expected to grow 25 percent from 2013 to 2016. Occupational therapist assistants work under the direction of occupational therapists to provide rehabilitative services to persons with mental, physical, emotional, or developmental impairments. The ultimate goal is to improve client’s quality of life and ability to perform daily activities.

  • Speech-Language Pathologist: Also called speech therapists, speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, and fluency. They work with people who cannot produce speech sounds or cannot produce them clearly.