Physical therapists are essential to any health care team. They use their skills on various patients but can specialize in multiple medical fields to offer specific services. Specializing in physical therapy requires meeting the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties requirements to be allowed to practice.
Brooks Rehabilitation hospital has multiple medical centers in a favorable environment within Florida. We have highly trained clinicians who provide advanced medical care with compassion and dedication to help people to attain full recovery.
Types of Physical Therapists at Brook Rehabilitation
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.
At Brooks Rehabilitation, our physical therapists specialize in the rehabilitation of injuries that might interrupt normal movement patterns by facilitating recovery through motion and strength tailored exercises and manual therapy. In addition, our physical therapists educate patients to help them engage in routine activities for general health and wellness improvements. We offer a wide range of physical therapies based on a patient’s specific needs, age, and individual goals.
Some of the most common types of physical treatments at Brooks Rehabilitation include:
Sports physical therapy
This therapy focuses on the rehabilitation of athletes of all ages, genders, and skill levels. Sports physical therapists work with athletes to alleviate and heal injuries that occur while engaging in athletic activities. This rehabilitation therapy is for athletes who want to restore muscle strength, improve agility in areas of focus, improve speed, and achieve peak performance.
Therapists specifically trained to treat dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscles perform this physical therapy. Its focus is to alleviate pain, dysfunction, and weakness while improving the strength and function of the muscles.
Pediatric physical therapy
This specialty area deals with children from newborns to teenagers. Physical therapists help with various disorders and conditions such as cerebral palsy, developmental delays, and cystic fibrosis that inhibit children from growing, functioning, and developing as they should. Pediatric physiotherapists need scientific knowledge to create purposeful interventions and imagination to conduct interventions with children.
Orthopedic physical therapy
This is the most popular physical therapy and involves treating conditions such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, and joints. Our orthopedic physical therapists use a combination of therapeutic interventions such as manual therapy and therapeutic exercises to improve function and performance and allow safe movement patterns.
Vestibular physical therapy
The vestibular system is the sensory system in your body that involves vision and the inner ear. It plays a significant role in maintaining balance and coordination in your head and eye movement. Our vestibular physical therapy addresses balance issues by retraining the brain to process and organize information from the inner ear.
Geriatric physical therapy
This specialty focuses on conditions the elderly or the aging population face. Its main aim is to help patients remain physically healthy and as active as possible. In addition, physical therapists in this area work with the elderly to alleviate pain from age-related conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, soreness, and general joint stiffness.
Our trained clinicians focus on balance, strength, and endurance to help patients move better and feel more confident as they age.
Neurological physical therapy
Neurological physiotherapists in this line of work concentrate on helping patients recovering from strokes and from brain and spinal cord injuries. Our physical therapists work with patients to minimize motor defects and help regain or improve function. In addition, at Brooks Rehabilitation, we work with patients and their families to develop individualized treatment plans that meet the patient’s specific needs.
Aquatic physical therapy
Aquatic therapy is great for people who experience pain with day-to-day activities, for people who are unable to exercise on land pain-free, and for people who have partial weight bearing in one of their legs. We provide a series of specially formulated exercises underwater using different pool equipment to allow the patient to exercise with minimal stress on their joints.
Oncology physical therapy
Oncology physical therapists in this specialty work with cancer patients to maximize function and prolong independence. They develop treatment plans to help patients feel more comfortable, strengthen weakened muscles, increase their aerobic capacities, and improve their memory.
Where Do Brooks Physical Therapists Work?
Brooks Rehabilitation provides services to patients from all over Florida. We have multiple locations where patients can get therapy services creating job opportunities for physical therapists. Our facilities are located throughout Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Daytona, Orlando, and Tampa.
Roles and Responsibilities of Brooks Physical Therapists
The main responsibility of a physical therapist at Brooks Rehabilitation is to help patients improve their mobility, manage pain, and prevent further injuries. Other roles and responsibilities of physiotherapists include:
- Promote evidence-based patient care
- Deliver high-quality patient care for multiple rehabilitation diagnoses
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
- Complete new patient evaluations, establish customized treatment plans that suit patient needs and goals, and participate in the implementation of patient care programs
- Provide a positive patient experience through patient engagement and progression of treatment
- Educate the patient and family about the recovery process
Brooks Physical Therapists Qualifications
To become a physical therapist at Brooks Rehabilitation, you must meet the following requirements and qualifications:
- Have the current physical therapy license in Florida
- Know the federal and state professional requirement
- Have current CPR/BLS certification
- Have experience, but we also consider graduates
Physical therapy is a large field that demands qualified professionals to offer patients the best therapy services to allow them to fulfill their goals in life. With more than fifty years of experience providing medical rehabilitation services, Brooks Rehabilitation is the best place to work and gain more knowledge to become a pro.
Apply today for a career in physical therapy at Brooks Rehabilitation.