Occupational Therapist (OT), Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR)
Helping people of all ages to improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments. They work with individuals who have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally, socially or emotionally disabling.
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)
Work under the direction of occupational therapists in a variety of healthcare settings, including outpatient treatment centers and clinics. Typically, occupational therapist assistants aid in the provision of rehabilitative services for people suffering from mental, physical, emotional or developmental impairments. These individuals also monitor patients’ activities, record progress and document billing. Certified occupational therapist assistants work schedules dependent upon their facility requirements; shifts could include part-time, full-time, nights and weekends.
Physical Therapist (PT)
Provides services that help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease.
Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)
Physical therapist assistants work under the supervision of physical therapists. They use physical treatment procedures to help improve mobility and relieve pain and disability caused by disease or injury. Physical therapists and their assistants usually work in hospitals, nursing homes, or clinics. They are part of a health care team that includes doctors, occupational therapists, and social workers.
Respiratory Therapist (RT), Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)
Evaluates, treats, and cares for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders.
Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)
Sometimes called Speech Therapist - identifies, assesses, and provides treatment for individuals with speech, language, and swallowing problems.