Summary of Duties:
They use physical treatment procedures to help improve mobility and relieve pain and disability caused by disease or injury. They are part of a health care team that includes doctors, occupational therapists, and social workers.
Rehabilitation Specialist work with people of all ages. Some work with elderly patients who have trouble moving about. Some work with handicapped children, and others work with patients who have lost an arm or a leg, have arthritis problems, or are paralyzed. Physical therapist assistants use many different types of equipment and procedures. They treat patients by using massage, exercise, heat, cold, and light. Assistants teach patients how to use and care for wheelchairs, braces, and artificial limbs.
Rehabilitation specialist use many different types of equipment to help people cope with pain and disability caused by disease or injury. They may a also prepare a patient for a therapy session
Environmental/Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Occasional overtime may be required and/or hours may be shortened as business needs dictate.
This position requires long periods of standing, walking, bending, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 10lbs. There will be a lot of work involved with physical stretching, massaging patients, exercises and examples of activities for patients.
To become a rehabilitation specialist an individual must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Candidates should take courses in mathematics and science in high school.
Prospective physical therapist assistants can also get experience by volunteering part time in a hospital or clinic or working with handicapped children in summer camps.
Pivotal Health Physical Medicine is merging with South Florida Physical Medicine to create RejuvenX Marketing and Staffing, LLC. These cutting edge groups are expanding up and down the West Coast and East Coast of Florida. We welcome the opportunity for you to join our rapidly growing team.