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Have any of you ever stayed at a park where a physical rehab specialist catered to residents of the park?  Is this a welcome service?  How would I go about finding a park that would welcome it?  I attempted to reach out to one, but they assumed I was trying to make myself part of their staff, which is not the case.  Maybe I was unclear in my wording.  Any advice or suggestions is greatly appreciated!  TIA....

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I don't think you can do something like that on your own.  The liability is great. 

If a person has a need for physical therapy they can either have a certified home health PT person come to them from an agency (they'll do that) or find a local physical therapist.

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Plus most would want to pay with insurance and I don't that will fly w/o a physician involved. And I understand the insurance paper work is a big deal with doctor offices have one or more specialists dealing with it.

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From the site study.com, the following information. 

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 Though all states require PTs to be licensed, the specific requirements may vary from state to state.

Thus you first need a license in any state in which you work. I can't recall ever seeing physical therapy listed among the services of any of the parks we have stayed in. I think that your best bet would be to contact some of the therapy services in the locations that you would like to spend time in. The bureau of labor statistics does predict a growing need for more therapists in the coming years. 

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13 hours ago, Kirk W said:

From the site study.com, the following information. 

Thus you see to first need a license in any state in which you work. I can't recall ever seeing physical therapy listed among the services of any of the parks we have stayed in. I think that your best bet would be to contact some of the therapy services in the locations that you would like to spend time in. The bureau of labor statistics does predict a growing need for more therapists in the coming years. 

My son earned his DPT in May 2018 and has been very busy since.

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15 hours ago, Kirk W said:

I think that your best bet would be to contact some of the therapy services in the locations that you would like to spend time in.

Maybe there's something for PT's similar to the visiting nurse program?  Worth checking into, anyway.

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I'm thinking that most park owners, as well as most RVers, don't know what a "physical rehab specialist" is, or what one does, or what kind of services one would provide, or what would be entailed in having those services done.  Does it require a certification or license? Does it require a doctor's "prescription" or referral? How is a "physical rehab specialist" different from a message therapist or a private trainer? Do customers/clients typically contract directly with the "physical rehab specialist" or is it usually done through an agency? Is the rehab something typically covered by insurance? If you were to offer your services at a park, what would you need from the park, such as a room to meet customers or special equipment? Who would be your target customer--are they people who would be on the road, frequenting RV parks?

A lot of RVers are out there doing work that they've been told they couldn't do. A lot of people say something can't be done, because they can't do it. So, take any negativity with a grain of salt, just as you would any comments that blindly tell you to just go for it. I think one of your biggest hurdles is clarifying to yourself, to parks, and to RVers just what exactly the service is that you want to provide and how it would benefit those involved.

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