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Demand for Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists Will Increase Due to Regulation and Demographic Changes

By Sterling Medical Staff

Three factors are changing the demand for physical therapists and occupational therapists:  changes in state/federal funding of health care, the modification of requirements in state acts for physician referrals of patients to receive therapy, and the reimbursement limitations of private insurers. Areas of physical therapy that have appeared to have the greatest likelihood of increase are services for youth, older adults, and wellness programs.

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