Learn more about the Therapy Careers offered at Brooks!
We empower our employees to fulfill our mission of helping patients reach their highest level of recovery.
Brooks offers a wide range of therapy services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and much more. Our therapists receive some of the highest and most intensive training in the country in order to help our patient achieve their highest level of recovery. Our therapy services are offered across our system of care including inpatient, outpatient and skilled nursing.
Our goal is to restore function and quality of life with an emphasis on maximizing your independence in self-care tasks, mobility, communication and cognition. We partner directly with our patients and families through comprehensive training, equipment selection and hard work to ensure that patients feel prepared and with the resources needed to continue the recovery journey.
Physical therapists are movement experts who help you improve your quality of life, regain your motion and function, and reach independence through prescribed exercises, patient education, and hands-on care. They diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, including newborns and people suffering from disabilities, injuries, or other health conditions that need treatment. Physical therapists also care for people who are not necessarily sick but want to maintain their health to avoid future problems.
Physical therapy assistants (PTAs) work under a licensed physical therapist (PT) to provide care and assistance to patients who are relearning movement or other functions, or who are learning to manage pain after an illness or injury. Physical therapy assistants are an integral part of the care team at any medical facility, and can work in a variety of settings.
Occupational therapy (OT) is an important part of the healthcare system. This growing field is focused on helping patients to overcome physical obstacles in order to increase their mobility and better participate in activities of daily living.
The primary mission of a speech-language pathologist is to assist in the expression and understanding of human language. SLPs are experts in the science of communication. They work with people of all ages to prevent, diagnose and treat disorders in speech, language, social, and cognitive communication – and swallowing – whether these challenges are due to illness, surgery or stroke.
To become a practicing physical therapist in the U.S., you must earn your Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. The required DPT coursework and exams can lead to a rewarding career in a variety of patient care settings.
A master’s degree in Physical Therapy is different from a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. And the roles are still evolving. Learn more about the responsibilities and requirements of becoming a successful PT or DPT.
There are all kinds of doctors. The differences between a doctor of physical therapy and a medical doctor are substantial. It’s important to understand the difference before beginning your PT career – or even scheduling an appointment with a doctor’s office.
Physical therapists have lots of options for added certifications and specializations. Continuing education programs for PTs and DPTs will boost your clinical expertise and broaden your career horizons.
On this episode we sit down with Jodi Morgan to discuss her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist and how the Brooks Rehabilitation Aphasia Center started.
In this episode, we learn about Brooks Outpatient Rehabilitation from Victor Derienzo, VP of Outpatient and Sara Cristello, PT and Outpatient Services Supervisor.
On this episode, we were joined by two of our Music Therapists, Danielle Porter and AJ Denne to discuss the major impact music therapy has on our patients.
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