Contract Physical Therapy: What You Should Know


If you are a recent college graduate or simply looking for other positions in which to use your physical therapy skills, you may have found many opportunities to work for a contract physical therapy provider. As your search for the perfect job continues, you will uncover a variety of choices! With countless offers, it can be useful to consider some guidelines to help you make the best choice.

First, consider some basics. You will want to search for an employer with an outstanding reputation in the field. Read the reviews. Do they care for their physical therapists in all stages of their career? Do they support ongoing education? Do they provide experience for newer therapists? Do they offer a range of opportunities? Physical therapists can work anywhere from a nursing home facility to an outpatient clinic and everything in between.

Now that you know the basics, how do you narrow down your opportunities? Consider whether the potential employer offers a range of states in which to work (like TMC does). If you want to relocate, working with a contract therapy provider who has positions in multiple markets is a big advantage. Determine how the employer hires. Why is this important? Because you want to continue to develop professionally, whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned professional. Knowing that TMC hires well trained physical therapists with similar values ensures you will be working with good people that care about you and provide a positive experience throughout your career.

Speaking of values, knowing your employer shares your deep commitment to personal ethics and responsibility is a subtle, but important, factor in choosing your employer. Caring for others isn’t limited to your patients. You deserve an employer who cares for you as well. How much better it is to work with “extended family” than a hands-off, impersonal contract therapy provider!