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Wishing Servicemen of Every Age and Stripe a Happy Veteran’s Day!
Veteran’s Day is a time to thank our men and women in uniform; it’s also an important day for the allied healthcare professionals treating our wounded servicemen to reflect on changes in physical therapy and how it impacts patients. The wide range in veteran’s ages receiving care—approximately age 20 to 105—is a big factor in treatment and therapy solutions. Physical therapists must be prepared to create individualized therapy plans for wounds that are changing with the times, taking into consideration wounds incurred in wars that span both generations and continents.
For example, younger veterans, injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, present with orthopedic injuries outside of the usual short-term conditions physical therapists are used to seeing in servicemen; i.e., blast injuries from things exploding around them, and trauma caused by carrying heavy packs across uneven desert terrains. As the war in the Middle East goes on, injured troops and veterans in need of rehab therapy continue to rise. PTs are treating more patients with multiple limb amputations; while this is standard for therapists who work with veterans of war, the average age of amputees is dropping. PTs are treating much younger Vets now.
The good news is, that therapists in places like Walter Reed (Washington D.C. therapists are familiar with this VA hospital) are known for their excellent care of both young and old amputees; they built an amputee ward based on a sports medicine model that is changing lives for the better. From the east coast to the west coast, therapists are assisting Veterans with everything from orthopedic injuries to traumatic brain injuries, treating both short-term and long-term problems with cutting edge expertise.
Allied Healthcare Objectives that Win the War on Injuries
California therapists at the VA hospital in Los Angeles are well known for their care of older amputees as a result of diabetes, vascular degeneration or old injuries from serving in Vietnam—but in using these objectives in therapy, they help much younger servicemen, too.
- Maximize patients’ independence in performing daily tasks again via excellent occupational therapy
- Improve ambulation through mobility training
- Increase physical strength, endurance and coordination
- Let patients define and set goals; then learn to trust the therapist in helping them achieve these goals
Therapists Across America Salute Their Patients!
Allied health professionals in VA hospitals, and rehab centers across America take pride in providing comprehensive therapy; PTs, OTs and all healthcare professionals in therapy jobs are working with state of the art therapy techniques and prosthetic limbs—so that wounded war veterans of any age will benefit. These therapists are heartened by the fact that advances in body armor and helmet design are improving emergency medical care. It is now possible for servicemen to survive injuries from landmines, combat and IEDs; it’s also possible for severely injured vets, who once were thought to be wheelchair bound the rest of their lives, to walk out of rehab centers on their own two feet. Congrats to these Vets and their rehab team. May physical therapists show their thanks and patriotism to men and women in the military every day! God bless America, everyone!
Footnote: Information in this article was gleaned from the California Physical Therapy Association and from their related article: PRNews Wire
Author Travel Force Staffing | 10.10 | Category Allied Healthcare, Locations, Monthly Events, Physical Therapist Jobs, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Career, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel physical therapy jobs
This year’s theme lists the Top 10 Fittest Cities for Baby Boomers
If ever there was anything that needed to be shared among friends, patients and the medical community, it’s the benefits of physical therapy. For over 20 years now, the APTA has done just that, by getting another National Physical Therapy Month well underway this October. This year, the theme has been expanded to include The Top 10 Fittest Baby Boomer Cities in America. Celebrating seniors is such a good idea, considering they make up the largest base of patients in rehab. The APTA’s “Fit After 50 Program” is a great way to not only honor them, but help them keep up the good work.
Travel Force Staffing is proud to place allied healthcare professionals in America’s fittest cities for Baby Boomers. Ranked in order of the fittest, you’ll also find plenty of high paying therapy jobs in these lean and mean parts of the USA!
Top 10 Fittest Cities for Baby Boomers
- San Jose, California
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- San Francisco, California
- Denver, Colorado
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Salt Lake City, Utah
- Washington, D.C.
- Seattle, Washington
- San Diego, California
- Raleigh, North Carolina
Move Forward in Your Therapy Careers This Month and Always!
MoveForwardPT.com, the APTA inspired site that creates awareness during National Physical Therapy Month in October and the rest of the calendar year, provides resources for both practitioners of PT and the patients. Just click the Fit After 50 link to access a wealth of resources on staying committed to exercise and reversing the signs of aging. Pass the wisdom on, and check in often with your #1 staffing agency for therapy jobs from coast to coast when you call 1-800-617-0608 or apply online today!
Author Travel Force Staffing | 09.20 | Category Allied Healthcare, Career Tips, certifications, Education, Healthcare Industry Trends, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Ongoing Education, Physical Therapist Education, Physical Therapist Licensing, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel physical therapy jobs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist
Experienced physical therapists can boost their income by up to 20% by becoming a certified hand therapist (CHT). Hand therapy has traditionally been the primary domain of occupational therapists; however there is a strong demand for PT hand therapists amongst many in the medical community.
Cindy Johnson, PT, DPT, CHT, president of the hand rehabilitation section for the American Physical Therapy Association stated, “There is a shortage in general of hand therapists, but PT hand therapists are sought after. They are never wanting for a job.”
CHTs treat more than the hand
Hand rehabilitation includes not just the hand but the wrist, elbow, and shoulder girdle. The practice merges physical and occupational therapy by combining PTs structural knowledge of the upper limb with OTs expertise with functional activities.
Hand therapists may treat patients for a number of reasons including:
- Structural damage from severe burns
- Nerve compression syndrome
- Tennis elbow or carpal tunnel syndrome
- Distal radius fractures
- Flexor tendon rehabilitation from surgery or injury
Advantages of having a CHT Designation
Current research presents a strong link between the health of the spine and the operation of the upper limb. Johnson states, “Research is coming out stating you can’t treat the hand without treating the spine. That is not part of an OT practice, but it is part of a PT practice.” A study posted in the Journal of Manual Manipulative Therapy by Joshua Cleland, DPT OCS demonstrates that patients with tennis elbow have improved treatment results when therapy is directed toward the cervicthoracic spine in addition to the elbow.
Physical therapists with a CHT designation can increase their patient load:
- By offering a higher level of skill
- By treating multiple trauma patients with severe hand and upper limb injuries
- Through increased referrals from hand surgeons who are increasingly opting for CHTs
Physical therapists with a CHT make up only 14% of the 5,510 hand therapists in the United States. Physical therapists choosing to pursue the hand therapy certification require five years of experience as a full-time PT. Before an applicant can write the half-day certification exam, they must complete and document at least 4,000 hours of direct hand therapy treatments.
Advance Your CHT Career with Travel Therapy Jobs
Physical and occupational therapists receive free continuing education classes and certifications through our travel therapy jobs program. Travel Force Staffing specializes in career opportunities for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, PTAs, Speech Language Pathologists and other allied professionals. Find therapy jobs at facilities offering the latest technology and advancements in your field. We have jobs in Outpatient Centers, Rehab Centers, skilled nursing facilities, and top rehabilitation hospitals rated the best by U.S. News & World Report.
Author Travel Force Staffing | 08.22 | Category Allied Healthcare, Healthcare Industry Trends, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapist Jobs, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Career, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist
Here’s What Every Therapist Should Know
On July 22, 2013 physical therapists from across the United States, chosen by the APTA’s Private Practice Section lobbied Congress in Washington D.C. They were tasked with the very important goal of discussing some of the current problems with Medicare reimbursement—issues that range from the Sustainable Growth Rate and its negative impact on payment rates, to therapy caps that limit patients’ access to the best possible care. At the end of the first ever “fly-in”, solutions to many problems affecting therapy jobs were reached.
As many already know, the current payment scheme makes it hard for physical therapists to earn reasonable reimbursements when they treat Medicare patients, who are perhaps the neediest group when it comes to allied health services. Because of the recession and economic hardship felt all around, Congress has called a moratorium on payment reductions every year—while this is great news for therapists who would otherwise see a 29% drop in payments from Medicare, many did not want to revisit the short-term fix again next year; they lobbied for change now.
A short list of the problems physical therapists have lobbied Congress to address and solve:
- Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR): The SGR is crippled by 1997’s Balanced Budget Act; physical therapists are lobbying to replace this dinosaur with the Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act of 2013 (H.R. 574). This bill would repeal and replace the SGR formula that determines Medicare payment rates, ensuring that therapists are paid fairly and commensurate with the current value of their services.
- Medicare Therapy Cap: Another part of 1997’s Balanced Budget Act that negatively impacts therapists is the Medical Therapy Cap. PTs wish to replace this with the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act (H.R. 713/S. 367), which would permanently repeal the arbitrary annual per-beneficiary cap for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology services. This bill would eliminate a lot of paperwork and frustration for therapists across the United States, and better yet give continuous and higher quality of care to their patients.
- Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction: One of the goals of lobbying Congress was to stop this practice, wherein Congress uses inaccurate data to reduce payments to physical therapists and use the savings to patch the flawed SGR formula.
- “Substitute therapists” policy: When physical therapists in private practice take a leave of absence, current government policies prevent them from hiring a qualified replacement. APTA’s private practice section has asked Congress to add physical therapists to the list of professionals allowed to bring qualified temporary substitute professionals when the practice owner needs to be away.
- Medicare Opt Out: Because physical therapists are not presently permitted to opt-out of Medicare and treat these patients privately, PTs are lobbying Congress to be included in the list of professionals allowed to do so; they believe this option enables them to better serve their patients.
- Curbing Fraud and Abuse: Part of the physical therapists’ lobby was in recommending cost saving measures for Congress, so that over-utilization of therapy services is no longer as prevalent.
Positive Change Happens When You Align your Talents with Like-minded Forces
Whether they work in private practices or for healthcare employers, therapists can all agree that high-quality, cost-effective physical therapy is something every patient deserves. If you’re looking for therapy jobs that foster ideal relationships between therapists and patients, then Travel Force Staffing wants to know you; just call 1-800-617-0608 or apply online to connect with a consultant today. Positive changes are coming to the healthcare landscape, and we look forward to meeting dynamic, innovative and highly adaptable clients who embody all that and more. Talk to you soon!
Author Travel Force Staffing | 07.31 | Category Allied Healthcare, Career Tips, Healthcare Industry Trends, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Travel Nurse Blog, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist
Healthcare workers come in third nationwide as those most satisfied in their jobs following only engineering and finance professionals, according to a recent survey.
Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and nurses are not only satisfied with their jobs but are also the top three healthcare professions most in demand across the country. And while healthcare employment demand is high in both urban and rural settings, it’s medical providers in the states of Texas, California, Illinois, and New York that are most actively recruiting for nursing, occupational and physical therapy jobs.
Therapy Professions in High Demand
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that from 2010 to 2020:
- Physical therapist jobs will grow 39%
- Occupational Therapist jobs will grow 33%
- Respiratory Therapist jobs will grow by 28%
- Occupational Therapy Assistant jobs will grow by 41%
High-Paying Permanent, Per Diem, and Travel Therapy Jobs Available
Across the nation, therapists are joining a growing trend toward a more adventurist work/life balance and with higher pay and benefits.
If you’ve ever imagined of what it may be like to live and work in another part of country but were unsure how you could manage the move then travel therapy jobs may be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.
With positions available nationwide, we are able to selectively offer those assignments that meet your salary requirements as well as geographical desires…
- You want to spend the winter months skiing in Colorado?
- The beaches of Florida or California?
- Or even the bustling cities of New York or Las Vegas?
…we can make it happen.
In addition, the Tax Advantage Plan increases take home pay for travel therapists who qualify for tax advantage benefits. Take home pay increases by as much as 15% for meals and incidentals. Travel therapists earn an average compensation of over $70,000 and with benefits, such as free housing and health insurance; total compensation can reach $100,000 per year.
Free Deluxe Private Housing Accommodations
Therapy jobs at Travel Force Staffing include safe, secure housing and apartments conveniently located to stores, restaurants and public transportation. We encourage therapists to travel with family, friends and pets. You tell us with whom you’re traveling and we’ll find you suitable housing.
Travel Force Staffing specializes in career opportunities for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, PTAs, Speech Language Pathologists and other allied professionals. We make it easy to find high-Paying Permanent, Per Diem, and Travel Therapy Jobs in select specialties nationwide.
Contact us now online to find out how easy it is to land your dream job in the geographic area of your choosing. Or speak to a Travel Force representative toll-free at 800-617-0608.
Author Travel Force Staffing | 07.02 | Category Allied Healthcare, Healthcare Industry Trends, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel physical therapy jobs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist
A recent study in the Washington Post* has ranked the top 10 jobs in the United States for 2013. While many of the occupations have remained the same, some have shifted their position in this year’s ranking.
Occupational Therapists (OT) professionals hold the number 7 position in the 2012 ranking while Physical Therapists (PT) came in at number 9 based on a methodology based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Physical Therapist careers carry an average pay of over $76,000.00 annually while Occupational Therapists enjoy an average annual salary of over $72,000.00.
Physical therapy jobs are available nationwide on a permanent basis as well as travel and per diem assignments. Healthcare employers posting the greatest number of positions include rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, out-patient centers, and top rehabilitation hospitals around the country.
The highest earning packages include top pay and benefits for contract travel assignments; with free private housing or stipend, free health insurance, travel, 401k plan and more.
As an Occupational Therapist, there are thousands of positions staffed in the USA each year and many are on a travel assignment basis. These assignments provide phenomenal benefits in a variety of locations where accommodations are provided along with free health insurance including dental and life.
Travel Force Staffing is one of the industry leaders in matching position openings for Occupational and Physical Therapists. All qualifications are considered intently to ensure that you are right for the position and location.
Our promise includes promoting your experience, strengths and preferences to the hiring managers and assures you of the highest pay possible. Travel Force Staffing brings you to the employer or employee of your choice.
Apply to Travel Force today to find that Occupational or Physical Therapist position that is waiting for you. Call now at 800-617-0608 or apply online.
Author Travel Force Staffing | 06.20 | Category Certifications, Healthcare Industry Trends, Ongoing Education, Physical Therapist Education, Physical Therapist Licensing, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Therapy, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel Nurse Blog, Travel physical therapy jobs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist
There is no doubt that physical therapists provide a valuable and needed service to the general public. PTs provide healing treatments to patients recovering from injuries, accidents, medical ailments and surgeries. Specific goals may include working on the patient’s motor skills, flexibility, range of motion and overall physical health. Maintaining their own good health, Physical Therapists must be physically fit in their own right in order to assist their patients with standing, sitting and walking.
How You Can Stand Out from Your Peers
Continuing education programs are available to the more than 60,000 members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) of which less than 10 percent have taken advantage. Physical Therapists with improved clinical skills are recognized with Board-certified status and are exposed to a greater number of PT career opportunities and premium pay rates.
Travel Force Staffing offers free Continuing Education (CE) as part of our benefits’ package including online courses that allow PTs who are on assignment to test in real-time. While accruing continuing education credits, Physical Therapists can further their career by fulfilling state board requirements.
Areas of additional education and training include:
- CCS (Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Certified Specialist)
- ECS (Clinical Electrophysiologic Certified Specialist)
- GCS (Geriatric Certified Specialist)
- NCS (Neurologic Certified Specialist)
- OCS (Orthopaedic Certified Specialist)
- PCS (Pediatric Certified Specialist)
- SCS (Sports Certified Specialist)
- WCS (Women’s Health Certified Specialist)
The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) also offers continuing education in paediatrics, sports and women’s health. Certification in any of these fields usually yields an above average income when compared to non-certified physical therapists.
Physical Therapist Jobs
Travel Force Staffing professionals are highly trained in physical therapy recruitment and the positioning of both permanent and travel employment. We specialize in staffing Outpatient and Rehab Centers, skilled nursing facilities and the most renowned rehabilitation hospitals in the nation.
Travel Force assures you that every qualification is considered to ensure that you are placed in the right position and obtain the best pay possible. PTs are in demand nationwide and there are literally thousands of physical therapy job openings for travel and permanent positions.
Whether you are looking for a new physical therapy job or are a healthcare employer looking to fortify your workforce, Travel Force Staffing has the resources to help achieve your objective. Contact us online now and find out how our therapy staffing services can benefit your organization. Or call us at 1-800-617-0608 to discuss your options with a Travel Force representative.
Author Travel Force Staffing | 06.10 | Category Allied Healthcare, Career Tips, Healthcare Industry Trends, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Career, Speech Language Pathologist, Therapist Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel physical therapy jobs, Travel Therapist
Our recruiters use cutting edge technology in their selection process, but there’s more to it than that. They also value their career development partnerships, and work hard to maintain them; these alliances with universities and physical therapy programs throughout the United States put recruitment staff in contact with both new therapy graduates and veterans of the allied healthcare field. Though consultants review thousands of applications via an internal database, the process gets more personal when they have the distinct pleasure of meeting one-on-one with the talented therapists who come to college career fairs. The goal is to work closely with candidates, ultimately landing them high income and rewarding therapy jobs in all 50 U.S. States.
While it’s true that a consultant helps the therapist find his or her way in a fiercely competitive field, the end-result of working together is a win-win, not just for the job applicant, but for the healthcare employer as well. The consultant vets the best physical therapists, PTAs, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists for therapy careers that help define rehab centers, out-patient clinics, skilled nursing facilities and more as among the best in America. Their approach to staffing hospitals is invaluable in the face of healthcare reform and the millions of newly entitled patients who will inevitably seek therapy from an allied healthcare professional.
Here are just a few more reasons why it’s a win-win for therapists and healthcare employers when they use a staffing consultant to fulfill their employment goals. Find these and other related statistics on Travel Force Staffing’s site.
- The 39% surge in physical therapy jobs projected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics will open up some 77,000 more therapy jobs between now and 2020.
- Rather than feel overwhelmed, healthcare employers have every reason to sit back, relax and let highly trained recruiters provide a complete profile, skills checklists, license verification and references with every candidate submitted.
- The “very best” healthcare talent, classified as the top 10 percent, can expect to earn more than $100,000 a year!
Healthcare Employers, Post Your On-Line Positions with the Staffing Pros!
Therapists with advanced clinical training and amazing potential know that short-term therapy jobs offer more than just high pay and the flexibility to do and see more; they also know that travel therapy jobs are an excellent opportunity for professional growth; these allied healthcare workers need only call 1-800-617-0608 or apply online to learn more. Hospitals interested in staffing the best of the best are encouraged to post your positions online today!
Attention Therapists: Here are 5 Smart Phone Apps That Help You Track the Weather during Hurricane Season
Author Travel Force Staffing | 05.23 | Category Allied Healthcare, How to Tips, iPad Apps, Physical Therapy, Product Reviews, Therapist Jobs, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Travel physical therapy jobs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist
Chances are every healthcare professional has a smartphone with a variety of useful apps. Why not take advantage of these—especially the free ones offered for Andriods and iPads—and stay well informed about approaching storms? Whether it’s a mild tropical disturbance or a category four hurricane, therapists in all 50 U.S. states need to be prepared!
During National Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 26th through June 1st, therapists in the most vulnerable travel therapist states should take these apps into account.
- The Weather Channel: This is the most well recognized resource. It’s also a free app for just about all smartphones. It’s like having the weather channel on, but in your pocket. The app gives hourly updates—not only tracking the storm, but predicting what it will do next. The app also color codes regions most important to you by threat level.
- WeatherBug provides up-to-the-minute forecasts and alerts, plus Doppler views of the storm. For those in Florida therapy jobs, i.e.in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, this app is terrific. It’s a nominal $1.99 fee for both iPad and Android users, and is ad free!
- Hurricane Tracker includes updates from the National Hurricane Center, tropical wave data, threat-level maps, audio and video news updates, plus push alerts for your mobile devices. Android and iPad users can also check out a similar app called Hurricane Software that is free.
- Sun Sentinel Sources for Florida Therapists: Since hurricanes tend to dominate the south Florida region, it makes sense to consult the South Florida Sun Sentinel News, Hurricane Headquarters and Ken Kaye’s Storm Center during the approach of any storm.
- Florida Radars HD: This app is 99 cents and for the iPad only. It tracks radar views from eight different areas across the state for up-to-the-minute information on building or approaching storm systems. You can modify the app so the default screen covers South or Central Florida.
Stay Well Connected in Your Travel Therapy Job by Treating Your Phone Right during the Storm
What good are smartphone apps if your phone is damaged, or not charged on a regular basis during the approach of a storm? Therapists are encouraged to keep their phones safe, dry and in mint condition, whether they are at the hospital, in the process or evacuating or waiting out the storm in safe physical therapist housing accommodations. The best and first thing to do is program emergency numbers into your phone RIGHT NOW if you haven’t done so already. Make sure you print the list, so you don’t have to waste precious power looking numbers up when you need them. It’s also a good idea to save important websites to your phone’s browser.
Keep your cell phone dry by keeping it, and all its accessories, in a Ziplock bag. Remember, too, to conserve battery power by texting rather than talking; your text message is likely to be better understood than your voice during emergency weather. And last but not least, create a family communication plan. Designate a central contact, who can alert your loved ones that you are safe. Travel Force Staffing consultants hope you stay in touch in the event of a storm, and contact them for 24/7 round the clock client service. Hurricane season lasts from June through November, but your consultants are here for you, year round when you call 1-800-617-0608. Get more information on evacuation maps and shelters, should you need it. Keep safe, friends!
The following links will connect travel therapists with the smartphone apps discussed in this article: WeatherBug;
Hurricane Headquarters. Other app links include
Author Travel Force Staffing | 05.08 | Category Allied Healthcare, Contests, Monthly Events, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy, Therapy Jobs, Top Rehab Careers, Top Therapy Blogs, Travel Therapist, Traveling Therapist
May is National Mobility Month
When it comes to helping patients recover or improve basic motor skills for daily tasks, occupational therapy is key, so it only stands to reason OTs are instrumental in helping patients drive. That’s why National Mobility Month this May snags the attention of allied health professionals, particularly occupational therapists who play a pivotal role in sport wheelchair assessments; these OTs help wheelchair athletes, looking for a chair that delivers functionality and comfort.
Transportation that is wheelchair friendly can require expertise and adjustments that occupational therapists may be specifically trained to give—inspirational stories worth sharing often come with the job. OTs who understand this may be interested in the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), and its contest that is looking to feature “local heroes” who thrive and excel in spite of handicap. If you are a therapist who knows someone deserving of a nomination, you can visit NMEDA’s site and enter them in a contest accepting entries throughout the United States and Canada. The prize is a custom wheelchair accessible vehicle.
This excellent idea, one that promotes the understanding that people with disabilities can live active, mobile lifestyles, was conceived of at the 22nd Annual NMEDA Conference in Phoenix; now in its 2nd year, National Mobility Month has been designated in the Congressional Record by the U.S. House of Representatives. If they don’t already know, occupational therapists should learn about NMEDA; it’s a non-profit trade association of hundreds of mobility equipment dealers, manufacturers and driver rehabilitation specialists dedicated to improving transportation options for the disabled.
These are just a few facts occupational therapists might share with patients and the general public that promote awareness for National Mobility Awareness month:
- 6 million Americans with disabilities are veterans.
- People with disabilities constitute the 2nd largest minority in the United States.
- Over 18 million people in the U.S. and Canada have mobility issues and may someday require the expertise of an occupational therapist or other allied health professional.
Helping patients come up with automotive mobility solutions is a big part of OT jobs. For those patients who need guidance differentiating between safe and unreliable vehicles, therapists might consider disseminating information about National Mobility Awareness month and its ties to NMEDA.
Move Forward with Therapy Jobs During Mobility Month and Year Round
If you’re looking to touch the lives of patients in need of rehabilitation and a return to an active and mobile life, Travel Force Staffing has rewarding therapy jobs in all 50 U.S. states and would be happy to assist you when you call 1-800-617-0608 or apply online. Moving forward is what we’re all about!
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