Physical therapists, occupational therapists and other rehabilitation professionals expect 20-plus percent employment increases through 2016.
(Vocus) September 8, 2008 -- People reach significant milestones through the help and dedication of rehabilitation professionals, according to the http://www.nraf-rehabnet.org/ [National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation], which is holding the 2008 National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration on Sept. 21-27, 2008. Organizations, including Allsup, which represents people nationwide for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, are spreading the word about the significant contributions made by rehab professionals.
Rehab workers' value to healthcare is illustrated in national job projections for the next decade. According to the http://www.bls.gov/oco/ [U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics], several rehabilitation fields are experiencing increasing demand through 2016, including:
More than 6,000 rehabilitation providers and health and human services organizations across the country are helping recognize "the powers of rehabilitation," according to Jim Brogna, NRAF executive director. This year's theme is, "Rehab: The Power to Change Lives."
During rehabilitation awareness week, the foundation, healthcare systems and other groups are expressing support for rehabilitation professionals who provide compassionate support in all areas to help patients improve their quality of life.
http://allsup.com/About-SSDI/SSDI-Guidelines-by-Disability.aspx [Allsup] is observing the National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebration with a limited number of free posters available to hospitals, clinics and other community groups by calling Karen Hercules-Doerr at (800) 854-1418, ext. 5770.
National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation
jbrogn @ allied-services.org
(800) 854-1418, ext. 5770
k.hercules-doerr @ allsupinc.com
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