National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) is held each October by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). National Physical Therapy Month is intended to recognize the impact that PTs and PTAs make in restoring and improving people’s lives by decreasing pain, improving mobility, and engaging in healthy lifestyles. Physical therapy is generally required for those with permanent disabilities, those who have had a major injury or accident and are in a recuperation phase, or for those who are suffering from crippling diseases such as arthritis, lower back pain, or cerebral palsy.

Work Environment

As shown below, most physical therapists worked in offices of health practitioners or hospitals in 2010:

Offices of health practitioners               37%

Hospitals; state, local, and private        28%

Home health care services                      10%

Nursing and residential care facilities     7%

Self Employed                                          7%

Other                                                        11%

Job Outlook:

The job outlook for physical therapists is looking very strong. From 2010-20, the number of physical therapy positions is projected to grow by 39%, which is much faster than average.

The Top 7 Myths of Physical Therapy:

1)     You need a referral or prescription to see a physical therapist.

2)     Physical therapy is a passive process.

3)     Physical therapy can be given by anyone who knows about exercise.

4)     Static stretching is bad for your body.

5)     Any exercise will do.

6)     I need an MRI before I begin therapy.

7)     No pain, no gain.

Host Healthcare Travel Therapy

We love our physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. You make a difference every single day to many individuals and families too. Thanks for all you do.

Host Healthcare offers many travel therapy benefits. Benefits include: competitive pay, tax-free tuition reimbursement, and a mentorship program for new grad travel therapists. The choice is yours. Browse through our extensive list of travel therapy jobs or call one of our friendly travel therapy recruiters at (800) 585-1299. We are here to help you to get started.