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Are wearable robots the future of physical therapy?

Technology in the health care sector is often much more advanced than that on the consumer market. In fact, it was as far back as 2002 that a team of surgeons in New York used a pair of robotic appendages and an internet connection to operate on a patient in Strasbourg, some 8,700 miles away, according to a study found in the National Library of Medicine. As the health care industry uses more and more advanced technology, wearable tech might just be the next step. This is especially likely in the realm of physical therapy.

Basic wearables

Many people already use basic forms of wearable technology every day. The most common piece of wearable tech is probably the activity tracker – a watch-like device that records steps taken, calories burned and sometimes even sleeping patterns.

Are wearable robots the future of physical therapy?

Physical Therapy, Industry News

Technology in the health care sector is often much more advanced than that on the consumer market. In fact, it was as far back as 2002 that a team of surgeons in New York used a pair of robotic appendages and an internet connection to operate on a patient in Strasbourg, some 8,700 miles away, according to a study found in the National Library of Medicine. As the health care industry uses more and more advanced technology, wearable tech might just be the next step. This is especially likely in the realm of physical therapy. Basic wearables Many people already use basic forms of wearable technology every day. The most common piece of wearable tech is probably the activity tracker – a watch-like device that records steps taken, calories burned and sometimes even sleeping patterns.

Travel therapists: The true gypsies of health care

Travel therapists: The true gypsies of health care

By getting out and facing new trials, you’ll become a better therapist.

While some might think of a career in health care as a job that requires stability of location, there are actually many opportunities for travel and adventure. In fact, travel therapists are like the gypsies of the health care world.

If you’re interested in becoming a travel therapist, here are few things to know.

You get to see the whole country

Travel therapists can choose from thousands of opportunities around the country. Spend six weeks in a fast-paced metropolitan area on the east coast, then head south and spend a month in a beach community in Florida.

Travel therapists: The true gypsies of health care

Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Travel Therapy Advice, Speech Language Pathology

By getting out and facing new trials, you’ll become a better therapist. While some might think of a career in health care as a job that requires stability of location, there are actually many opportunities for travel and adventure. In fact, travel therapists are like the gypsies of the health care world. If you’re interested in becoming a travel therapist, here are few things to know. You get to see the whole country Travel therapists can choose from thousands of opportunities around the country. Spend six weeks in a fast-paced metropolitan area on the east coast, then head south and spend a month in a beach community in Florida.

Physical therapy blogs you should be reading

Physical therapy blogs you should be reading

Add these Physical Therapy blogs to your reading list

 

As a physical therapist, you completed years of training to enter into your profession. But even the most seasoned therapist can benefit from new perspectives. And while continuing education classes and lectures are valuable resources, they tend to be events that you can’t go to just any day you choose. For those times when you have a few minutes to kill and want to catch up on the buzz of your chosen industry, try checking out a blog. These sites offer great insight into what others in your field are doing and talking about, all from the convenience of your computer or mobile device. 

Physical therapy blogs you should be reading

Physical Therapy

Add these Physical Therapy blogs to your reading list   As a physical therapist, you completed years of training to enter into your profession. But even the most seasoned therapist can benefit from new perspectives. And while continuing education classes and lectures are valuable resources, they tend to be events that you can’t go to just any day you choose. For those times when you have a few minutes to kill and want to catch up on the buzz of your chosen industry, try checking out a blog. These sites offer great insight into what others in your field are doing and talking about, all from the convenience of your computer or mobile device. 

Helping Your Patients Beat the Holiday Blues

Helping Your Patients Beat the Holiday Blues 

Helping Your Patients Beat the Holiday Blues

Physical Therapy

Helping Your Patients Beat the Holiday Blues 

Safe Technique in Patients with Memory Deficits

Developing Safe Technique in Patients with Memory Deficits – Kristin B., Physical Therapist

As a therapist working in a rehabilitation

Safe Technique in Patients with Memory Deficits

Physical Therapy

Developing Safe Technique in Patients with Memory Deficits – Kristin B., Physical Therapist As a therapist working in a rehabilitation