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Complete Your Student Fieldwork With Rehab Associates of Central Virginia!

Rehab Associates of Central Virginia is excited to let you know about student fieldwork opportunities currently available for Physical Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistant programs.

Our programs are designed to provide students with a hands-on, practical experience that not only meets academic requirements but also fosters networking and career preparation. We emphasize meaningful mentorship and the development of strong clinical reasoning skills, ensuring that students can make a significant difference in the lives of the patients they serve. Additionally, we offer specialty clinicals for spine care, TMD, Vestibular Rehab, Aquatics, Foot and Ankle (including orthotic intervention), Dry Needling, Manipulation, Geriatrics and more.

At Rehab Associates of Central Virginia, we prioritize engagement, inclusion, and maintaining a robust community presence. We believe that participating in our programs will not only contribute to students’ professional growth but also provide them with a unique and impactful learning experience in any of our 14 outpatient clinics.

If you are a student who may benefit from these opportunities, or if you would like more information about our student programs, please feel free to reach out! We look forward to supporting students in their journey towards becoming skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals.

If you are a university representative and are interested in a national student affiliation agreement please contact Nicole O’Neil or Madaline Smith

What to expect during your student fieldwork experience:

During your physical therapy student fieldwork experience, you can expect to gain practical, hands-on experience in the outpatient clinical setting under the guidance of a licensed physical therapist. Here are some general expectations:

Observation and Learning:

Observe and actively participate in patient care, applying theoretical knowledge to real-life situations.
Learn how to conduct patient assessments, develop treatment plans, and implement interventions.

Patient Interaction:

Interact with patients, take medical histories, and conduct physical examinations under supervision.
Participate in patient education and help patients understand their treatment plans.


Gain experience in documenting patient progress, treatment plans, and interventions in accordance with healthcare standards.

Treatment Techniques:

Learn and practice various physical therapy techniques, exercises, and modalities used in patient rehabilitation.
Understand the application of therapeutic exercises and manual therapy.


Develop professional skills, including effective communication with patients, families, and healthcare team members.
Learn about ethical considerations and patient confidentiality.

Professional Networking:

Use the opportunity to network with experienced physical therapists, potentially opening doors for future job opportunities.

Remember to approach your fieldwork experience with an open mind, eagerness to learn, and a proactive attitude. Ask questions and actively engage in the clinical environment to make the most out of this valuable learning opportunity!

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CEU Reimbursement:

As part of our commitment to your professional growth, Rehab Associates of Central Virginia has a robust Continuing Education Unit (CEU) reimbursement program. This is a fantastic opportunity to further enhance your skills and stay up-to-date in your field.

Student Loan Assistance:

Rehab Associates of Central Virginia understands the importance of easing financial burdens and many of our clinicians participate in a student loan assistance program. We recognize the challenges associated with student loans, and our assistance program is designed to support you on your journey to financial wellness.

The Jackson Clinics Orthopedic Residency Program:

As one of the first Orthopedic Physical Therapy residencies to be nationally-recognized and accredited, The Jackson Clinics’ orthopedic residency program has partnered with Rehab Associates of Central Virginia since 2009 in elevating Doctors of Physical Therapy.

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