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Physical and Occupational Therapists

Job specification

The military personnel who succumb to disability due to injury are also given utmost care by the military’s chain of command. The military employs and hires the services Physical and occupational Therapists to take of injured patients during recovery period – do not taking chances that disabled members maybe able to work again. The Physical and occupational therapists employ proven expertise and administer therapeutic massage.


The usual duties and responsibilities of Physical and occupational therapists in the military organization include:

• Conduct case study by interviewing patients to discover the extent of their disabilities

• Manage tough occupational therapeutic activities so that patients can recover as soon as possible

• Make consultations with other therapeutic experts and doctors to learn more ways of therapeutic healing

• Spearhead heat massage programs, and other therapeutic treatments

• Give advise to patients and their families to make positive thought to help fast track recovery of patients

Ideal traits

The field of study which is helpful in this kind of job in the military organization includes:

• Excellent communication skills so that understanding o the job can be easily absorbed especially when doing some research

• Willingness to understand and help the need of other people

• Enthusiasm in projects that need detailed information so that easy understanding can be achieved immediately

• The ability to understand patients who healing period takes longer time

Training opportunities

Classroom instructions as well as actual training on related jobs are helpful but there is no training of that kind in the military.

Work atmosphere

The Physical and occupational therapists work in military clinics and hospitals and also travel to other military bases when the need calls for the job.

Non-military employment

The civilian Physical and occupational therapists work in private and government offices, hospitals, home for the aged as well in other home care facilities. They also work in vocational colleges. Their works are also similar to that of the military.

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