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What is a Rehabilitation Professional?
treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working.
sometimes called PT's, help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. These therapists are often an important part of the rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.
sometimes called speech therapists, they assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in patients. Speech, language, and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes, such as a stroke, brain injury, hearing loss, developmental delay, Parkinson's disease, a cleft palate or autism.
Assistants and Aides
PTA's, OTA's, and aides work under the direction and supervision of physical and occupational therapists to help patients recover from injuries and illnesses while regaining movement and managing pain. They also help patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working and are directly involved in providing therapy to patients; aides typically perform support activities.