PT Education Category

12
Oct

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Related entries: Allied Healthcare Careers ; Events ; Physical Therapist ; Physical Therapist ; PT Education ; Therapy Jobs ;
Tags: National Physical Therapy Month ; Physical Therapist ; Physical Therapy Career ; physical therapy jobs ;

Find Out Why People Are Excited! For PTs, National Physical Therapy Month—an event celebrated every October—makes Fall a stand-out season in healthcare, with reminders of how important maintaining our physical strength, mobility and, ultimately, our independence is in a life well lived.  With over 33,000 DPT graduates in 2010 and more graduating from accredited schools each year, physical therapists are well poised to become top earners in a field Time Magazine calls the sixth most recession proof career in the country! Now in full swing, National Physical Therapy Month is touting its considerable benefits on the APTA site, with statistics and talking points designed for the media, public and the physical therapists who deliver a healthier alternative to surgery and medication; it’s a message that resonates with millions. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is predicting a sharp 27% increase in physical therapy careers between now and 2016. This Year’s NPTM Theme Inspires Physical Therapists to Get Moving! A theme of sports injury prevention across the lifespan has inspired PTs across the nation to get moving, promoting physical therapy’s benefits in the lobbies of hospitals, out-patient centers and therapy clinics from coast [+]

07
Oct

This post was written by American Traveler Staffing Professionals

Related entries: Allied Healthcare Careers ; Healthcare employers ; Healthcare Industry Trends ; Physical Therapist ; Physical Therapist ; PT Education ; Therapy Jobs ; Travel Nursing ;
Tags: 2011 CPTA ; allied health jobs ; California Physical Therapist Association ; california physical therapist jobs ; california physical therapy ; california pt jobs ; CPTA ; new physical therapy grads ; pt jobs ; recent pt grads ; Travel Therapy Jobs ; traveling physical therapist ;

California Physical Therapy Association Conference Report: The inside scoop on our iPad 2 raffle winner, the 'Barefoot Debate', Recent PT School Grads and the Tax Advantage Plan Located just 20 miles south of Los Angeles, nestled along one of the west coast’s most picturesque waterfronts, Long Beach is a pretty sweet place to catch up on the latest news in the physical therapy field. CPTA ConferenceConventions like the CPTA are a great resource for practitioners seeking to connect with other PT’s and learn more about the latest developments in the industry. And conferences are also a great opportunity to expand your employment horizons and think about a PT career in a new way. As part of American Traveler’s program to reach out to allied health professionals, Dennis Grandic, PT, Clinical Resource Manager and Account Manager for Allied Health -- and Kimberly Mayhue, Account Manager -- two of American Traveler’s key contacts for allied health job seekers -- attended the recent California Physical Therapy Association convention in Long Beach. The 2011 CPTA featured noteworthy physical therapy experts like John Meyer PT, DPT, OCS, FAFS and Irene Davis PT, PhD who, respectively, led classes in Intraarticular Hip Pathology and [+]

25
Jul

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Related entries: Allied Healthcare Careers ; Bonus Program ; Physical Therapist ; Physical Therapist ; PT Education ; Therapy Jobs ;
Tags: APTAs Legislative Action Center ; Education Loans ; Loan Repayment Program ; physical therapy education ; physical therapy graduates ; physical therapy jobs ; pt jobs ; Travel Therapy Jobs ;

Legislation Aims to Help Physical Therapists Pay Back High Cost of Education Loans student loans for PTsIn June almost 1,000 physical therapists met on Capitol Hill to lobby in favor of legislation that advances the profession. They were lobbying in support of the  Physical Therapist Student Loan Repayment Eligibility Act of 2011, which would make physical therapists eligible for repayment of their student loans under the National Health Service Corps (NHSC)  Loan Repayment Program. The bill forgives up to $30,000 in student loans per year, for a maximum of 2 years, in exchange for service in a disadvantaged area. The Loan Repayment Act provides incentive for physical therapists to practice in certain rural and urban communities, chiefly by easing the educational debts of physical therapists. The hope is that some of these therapists may continue to practice in these locations, once their NHSC service is complete. How to Speak Out You can track the status of this bill here. If you would like to weigh in on this legislation (H.R. 1426/S. 975), you can email your Congressional representatives directly or through the APTA’s Legislative Action Center . Travel Therapy Jobs - Managing Educational Expenses Some physical therapy grads have looked [+]