Rehabilitation Assistant

Rehabilitation assistants help occupational therapists, physical therapists, recreational therapists, and speech-language pathologists to promote, restore, maintain, and/or enhance a client's level of functioning in the areas of mobility, self-care, productivity, leisure, and day-to-day activities.

Rehabilitation assistants work under a designated therapist and as a member of a rehabilitation team.

Some of the main duties of a rehabilitation assistant are to:

  • carry out rehabilitative therapeutic interventions
  • help in the modification of care plans
  • facilitate programs to assist clients with complex disabilities in daily living to attain their goals to maximize potential for independence
  • report relevant observations of a client’s condition and document changes
  • help manage equipment safety and inventory.

Photo: Kitimat General Hospital, Northern Health

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