Massachusetts physical therapy provider turns to professional sports
The growth of sports medicine in recent years has given some students the motivation to follow the physical therapy career path and given current practitioners additional avenues for employment.
The Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), in Cambridge Massachusetts, has long provided high school athletes in the Boston area with physical therapy.
Recently, the sports medicine facility expanded its services to include local professional sports teams such as the Boston Blazers of the National Lacrosse League, the Women's Professional Soccer team the Boston Breakers, and the Women's Professional Football team the Boston Militia, the Summerville News reports.
CHA practitioners have begun providing physical therapy, sports training and surgery for the professional athletes and are on-site at each of the team's home games to provide medical services.
Dr Rob Nicoletta, the director of the CHA Sports Medicine Program, told the news source that physical therapy for athletes at the center has grown not only in professional sports, but also in collegiate athletics.
Lesley College and Bunker Hill Community College are among the CHA's college clients, says the news source.
Practitioners interested in travel therapy jobs may wish to look into athletics, as some team medical staffs often travel with the players.
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