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Athletico Physical Therapy

Clinical Rehabilitation Aide

March 2020 • West Chester Township, OH

What I liked

I love the hands-on experience they offer. It exposes you to the health care field whether it be professionalism, patient treatment, cleanliness, insurance, or following covid protocol. This is a great experience if you want to see what goes on in the rehabilitation realm of health care.

What I wish was different

At times it feels very repetitive and since you’re not certified/ licensed it handcuffs on you what you can do on the job. Some days feel like you’re just there to clean and fold laundry.

Advice

If you’re on the fence about PT or OT this is a great job to have to see which one you prefer to do/ pursue.
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Physical Therapist Aide

August 2020 • Cedar Rapids, IA

What I liked

I really like being social and thrive around people so helping patients and being interactive is really enjoyable for me. I especially like helping post operation patients!

What I wish was different

Having only been working with Athletico for about a year, there is not necessarily anything I wish would be different. The job is as I expected it would be! (In the best way) it would be nice if there were maybe more high school/college athletes that came in because I enjoy working with them!

Advice

This is a great job for patient contact hours for college. Id highly recommend this job for students pursuing graduate school!
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Clinical Rehabilitation Aide

March - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The job had me interacting with patients immediately. You get to know each patient very well and see their progress through PT. You also learn the muscle groups pretty fast as well. Overall great place to be an Aide.

What I wish was different

Nothing really

Advice

Get a good pair of walking shoes because you are on your feet all the time. Also, get some golf kakis more comfortable for all-day use.
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Rehabilitation Aide

May - August 2019 • Cape Girardeau, MO

What I liked

I loved the relaxed working environment and the fact that I could learn more about physical therapy while I was performing my daily tasks.

What I wish was different

I do wish I would've had more hours, however, the flexibility gave me time to travel, to shadow, and to volunteer over my summer on top of this job.

Advice

Since my work place didn't have a lot of customers, I didn't have steady hours, so if you're looking for one that does, you won't find it here. However, it it a very flexible job with a great environment to learn more about physical therapy, especially for college students who are looking to go into rehabilitation services.
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Physical therapy technician

April 2019 • Tucson, AZ

What I liked

My bosses are constantly teaching me.

What I wish was different

It would be nice if the job was closer to my school and home.

Advice

Get a job in the field you are studying before graduating to see what the field is really like and if you'd enjoy it or another area of the field you are studying.
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Clinical Rehabilitation Aide

June 2018 • Northbrook, IL

What I liked

The environment is very inviting and homely. I feel as if the people I work with and the patients we see are like family. They're so supportive and caring.

What I wish was different

I would like to be offered a raise, since I've been here for over a year and a half and my salary is below the minimum wage for Cook County.

Advice

No matter how difficult the task seems, always take a minute to step back, take a breath, and remind yourself about all the things you love about this career and why you're here. Also, never be afraid to ask for help. We're a team and a family, and we always have each other's backs.
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Rehab technician

May - August 2019 • Carmel, IN

What I liked

The community feel I got from everyone working there! They were all so willing to help me learn the different tasks of a physical therapist. I trusted everyone there and they trusted me-everyone was so willing to help me learn how to do my job and how to do it well!!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Clinical Rehabilitation Aide

May - October 2019 • Westerville, OH

What I liked

I liked the invaluable experience I gained within a physical therapy clinic. I built relationships with the therapists and staff that will help me in the future and further expand my network. The location was nice because of its proximity to Otterbein.

What I wish was different

I was an administative aide, so I did a lot of paperwork. I wish I was a clinic aide where I would be on the floor helping the patients with their therapies and exercises.

Advice

It is important to put yourself out there and gain these experiences early on in your undergraduate career.
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Rehabilitation aide

October 2018 • Westerville, OH

What I liked

I liked working with patients and getting hands on experience in the physical therapy field

What I wish was different

The pay is not good

Advice

It’s a good experience if you need shadowing hours for your physical therapy grad school application. It’s better than an internship because you get paid.
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Athletico Rehab aide

May 2018 - August 2019 • Lincolnshire, IL

What I liked

I liked how the physical therapist was very welcoming and helped me when I was confused

What I wish was different

I wish I was testing on my knowledge of the skills before I actually started helping the physical therapist

Advice

It might be a little hard at first, but once you get used to it, it will be okay
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Physical Therapy Aide

January 2016 - August 2018 • Cary, IL

What I liked

I loved the people I worked with and the overall experience of working in the field I wish to pursue!

What I wish was different

I could keep working there while being at school!

Advice

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Rehabilitation Aide

May - August 2018 • Fishers, IN

What I liked

I loved the fact that my job was very similar to what I wanted to do as a career path.

What I wish was different

Advice

I would say that prior knowledge to more information in the Physical Therapy world would have benefitted me greatly.
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Clinical Rehabilitation Aide

December 2017 • Bartlett, IL

What I liked

For anyone going into the medical field, this is a perfect job position to get your foot into the door. As a rehab aide at Athletico, you learn about every aspect that goes into running an outpatient physical therapy clinic. You will be educated in everything that goes on in the clinic. Along with learning to work with patients and how treatment works, you are also exposed to the technical aspects of the clinic. What I mean by that is that you will also help the office coordinator with their daily duties, educating you on things such as how insurance policies work in the clinical setting, communicating with physicians offices, and maintaining proper records for patients. I have learned about all the inter workings of a medical clinic in just under 2 years, and I have learned things that could have never been taught in the classroom. If I were to recommend any job to someone who was looking to gain knowledge in the field, I would highly recommend the job position that I currently hold.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had started this job sooner. Many of the concepts I learned in the clinic directly correlated to information I was learning in the classroom. The amazing part of this job is that I can apply what I have learned in the classroom to my duties in the clinic.

Advice

If you are looking to get into the medical field, a job like mine is a perfect choice to get hands on knowledge in the field. You get the full spectrum of what goes on in a medical practice daily, and is the perfect thing to give your resume an extra edge when you apply to graduate schools.
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Physical Therapy Aide Internship

May - July 2017 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The physical therapists were always explaining and teaching me new things, in regard to physical therapy, biomechanics of the body and anatomy. They allowed me to ask all the questions I wanted. I was able to work hands on with patients, learn about their injuries and observe evaluations given to patients.

What I wish was different

Nothing, I loved everything about my internship. I worked with nice individuals who took the time to teach and explain new things to me.

Advice

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Athletico Physical Therapy Intern

June - July 2018 • Rock Island, IL

What I liked

The connections I made and experiences I had through being in a physical therapist's typical environment

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to perform rehabilitative movements on patients.

Advice

I would advice to study as much of the human anatomy as possible so that when you are interning, you will be able to apply everything you learned to real life situations.
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Clinical Rehabilitation Aide

May 2018 • Wheaton, IL

What I liked

I love getting to work with patients and other coworkers at the clinic. I really enjoyed making connections with patients I helped, and I enjoyed that aspect of the job. Working as a rehab aide keeps you busy, as you are constantly helping the clinic in many forms. Between stretching patients, explaining their exercise plan, cleaning treatment tables/equipment, scheduling appointments, answering calls about insurance and more, there is so much to stay busy with! It can be a face paced work environment, but the staff at Athletico Wheaton East has made it a great experience!

What I wish was different

While I understand I am intern and the Physical Therapists have the degree and expertise, I do wish I was paid more for the work I do. As I mentioned earlier, some days in the clinic were absolutely chaotic and I (and many coworkers) believe aides should receive greater compensation for the major role we play in the patient's PT experience. I also wish there had been more scheduled training sessions to help explain my responsibilities, rather than learning everything on the fly.

Advice

Work hard no matter how much you know and don't be afraid to ask questions. There is a lot to learn at the beginning, but don't let this discourage you. If you stick with it, and have a good attitude about it, patients and coworkers alike will notice and appreciate the work you are doing. It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the work you have to do, but have a short memory and don't be deterred by failure (because you will fail and that's okay)! Also, get to know people, whether patients or coworkers. People matter, and investing in those around you may be tiring, it pays dividends when you make strong connections with someone.
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Physical Therapy Aide

June 2015 • Rolling Meadows, IL

What I liked

seeing major for first hand

What I wish was different

more hands on experience

Advice

good for getting feet in the door
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Observational Intern

June - August 2017 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Hands-on experience with Physical Therapy patients and assisting the physical therapists with clinical activities.

What I wish was different

More time! Make sure you talk to your supervisor or manager about wanting more hours. If you don't clarify this from the start, it might be hard for them to arrange time for you later on.

Advice

My advice to an intern would be don't be shy. You're an intern in a professional workplace. While you may be timid at first, it's not professional to come across as too quiet or too shy. Talk, be respectful, and be comfortable. If you're not comfortable, you're probably in the wrong place. Make sure you give a good impression and talk about relevant things or ask relevant questions. Your employer, supervisor, or manager will see that you're putting in an effort! No one likes a wallflower. Be interactive and as useful as you can be!
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Rehabilitation Intern

May - June 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I loved the professional atmosphere, the healthy learning environment, and friendly staff that welcomed me in.

What I wish was different

Advice

Study what you had learned every day to build your knowledge and relate it what you learn in the classroom
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Rehab Aide

August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Job is in field of interest.

What I wish was different

Advice

Can be overwhelming at first. Communication is important.
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