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VA Central Office Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services - Physical Therapy

Work at VA as a Physical Therapists (PT)

Physical Therapist work at VA for the mission

Among many of our reviews, the mission of serving Veterans is at the forefront. VHA is one of the single largest employers of Physical Therapists, employing more than 2,300 Physical Therapists, and an additional 530 Physical Therapy Assistants.

Physical Therapist work at VA for the benefits

VA offers a remarkable compensation package, with an assortment of benefits that make the job of serving Veterans all the more appealing. Whether you want competitive salaries, flexible schedules or robust insurance options, you’ll find what matters most to you at VA.

Physical Therapist - Ways to Serve Veterans

As the largest health care system in the nation and the single largest employer of Physical Therapists, we offer access to a wide range of challenging opportunities across the continuum of care. Physical Therapists are also key members of collaborative teams, which exist in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) systems of care models (ie. Polytrauma, Spinal Cord Injury Pain Management and Amputee systems of care).
Key areas/services may include:

  • Primary Care
  • Emergency Department Care
  • Pain Management
  • Manual Intervention and Joint Mobilization
  • Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Strength and Conditioning/Therapeutic Exercise
  • Treatment of Neurological Diseases and Stroke Recovery
  • Balance Training/Fall Prevention
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Injury Prevention
  • Weight Management Program for Veterans (MOVE!)
  • Safe Patient Handling
  • Wound Care
  • Women’s Health
  • Tele-Rehabilitation
  • Adaptive mobility clinics

PTs are always needed at VA

Whether you’re a new graduate or an experienced professional, PTs are always needed at VA.  Whatever opportunity you’re looking to explore as a PT, we have a way to get you exactly where you want to go, both professionally and personally


Physical therapists are licensed health care professionals. Qualification for licensure includes passing the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE), administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. Another important qualification for licensure is graduation from a physical therapy education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) or a program that is deemed substantially equivalent to a CAPTE-accredited program. PTAs are also graduates of CAPTE accredited programs.

VA Central Office Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services - Physical Therapy Point of Contact:

Mark Havran DPT, LAT, CSCS

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