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Top 100 Health-Care Careers , 3rd Edition by Saul Wischnitzer, Edith Wischnitzer

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Chapter12     

Rehabilitation Careers:Therapists, TherapyAssistants, and Aides

The health-care field includes many rehabilitation careers. The goal of these careers is to help individuals with impairments achieve a higher level of functioning and fulfillment. These careers require direct and often close contact with patients. Practice locations vary and include hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient facilities, and in-home services.

Therapists evaluate patients’ levels of functioning. With other members of the treatment team, they plan therapeutic activities and exercise programs for patients with physical, emotional, social, or educational impairments.

An activities program may include creative skills (art, dance, music, poetry, or drama), manual ...

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