Physical therapy is a growing profession with no shortage of offerings for people who are looking to make a difference in others’ lives throughout their professional career. As the workforce continues to evolve and professionals at every stage of their career are looking for more flexibility in their work options, the physical therapy industry is no exception. Physical therapy professionals are actively looking for roles where they can work for an organization that has an abundant amount of benefits, career advancement opportunities, and can also be flexible when the time counts, including offering flexible physical therapy roles.

Upstream Rehabilitation and our family of brands are actively hiring for clinical and non-clinical physical therapy roles in flex positions.

Take a look at some of the many benefits of working a flex physical therapy role and see why you should browse and apply to a flex physical therapy role with Upstream Rehabilitation and our family of brands.

7 Reasons to Consider a Flex Physical Therapy Position

Work-Life Balance

One of the many benefits of working in a flex physical therapy position is the work-life balance. During the work week, you can prioritize other passions in your life including your family, hobbies, and whatever you like to do outside of work that captures your attention. Flex PT roles allow you the flexibility to pursue your personal interests by giving you more freedom in your work schedule. If you’re passionate about finding an opportunity to reduce your stress and still make meaningful contributions in your professional career, flex physical therapy roles give you the opportunity to improve your work-life balance and reduce the stress that can arise from a full work schedule.

Physical Therapy Career Professional Development

Flex physical therapy roles can also give you an abundant amount of career and professional development in the PT industry. At Upstream Rehabilitation, we’re committed to our associates. We invest in our clinicians and provide industry-leading post-doctoral educational programs, professional development opportunities, and structured clinical and professional mentorship opportunities.

Working in a flex physical therapy position can be a viable option for physical therapy professionals who are looking for an opportunity where they can wind down their work schedule and continue to participate in professional development opportunities. In addition, working in a flex role can help individuals gain valuable experience in clinical settings or environments where they’re looking to enhance their skill set.

As an example, PTs who are seeking to gain more experience and build their skills in an outpatient environment should consider working for the largest pure-play outpatient physical therapy provider in Upstream Rehabilitation.

Working a flex role in physical therapy can also give PT professionals a chance to expand their professional network and continually work towards those career goals they’ve set for themselves.

Make a Difference

Choosing to pursue a physical therapy career is also one of the most rewarding choices you can make in your lifetime, as you gain the ability to make a difference in someone else’s life every single day you go into work. For those individuals who are passionate about finding a role where they can continue to have an impact with some flexibility, flex physical therapy positions offer the opportunity for you to make a difference in someone else’s life. Every patient that walks through the door presents a unique challenge and you’ll have the ability to help them alleviate pain, improve range of motion, restore function, and much more.

Increased Autonomy

Another benefit of working in a flex physical therapy role is the increased autonomy. When you pursue a flex PT position, you have the ability to make changes to your caseload based on your schedule. Having a little bit more flexibility in your caseload can help you feel empowered.

Reduced Burnout

Flex physical therapy positions can also help to mitigate some of the stress and burnout that can occur in the healthcare industry. As physical therapists are asked to do more in the changing landscape of the industry, having a greater work-life balance from a flexible work schedule and caseload can help you manage your stress levels.

Location Flexibility

Physical therapy flex positions may also give you the opportunity to change clinic locations. Some flex positions may allow you to change your work environment as the caseload dictates and can be similar to a float physical therapist or travel physical therapist. In addition, Upstream Rehabilitation is a nationwide organization with over 1,200 locations.

As we continue to expand, we have flexible scheduling PT positions across the nation that give you the option of enhancing your physical therapy career wherever you may wish to work.

Improve Your Income with Competitive Salaries

Pursuing a flex physical therapy position can also give you an excellent opportunity to increase your income. Upstream Rehabilitation and our family of brands offer the opportunity for you to gain additional income with competitive salaries as part of the flexible scheduling physical therapy roles we offer across the country. Whether you’re looking to gain experience in a particular area for your physical therapy career or you’re looking to get some extra spending money, pursuing a flex physical therapy role can give you the opportunity you need to increase your earning potential and provide the freedom to work as you’d like to increase your savings or other financial goals.

Pursue a Flex Physical Therapy Role with Upstream Rehabilitation

Physical therapy is a growing field with no signs of slowing down any time soon. As the industry continues to expand, employers like Upstream Rehabilitation and our family of brands are seeking passionate individuals looking to make a difference in our patients’ lives. Flex physical therapy positions can be a great way for you to increase your skill set, improve your expertise, increase your work-life balance, and make a difference.

Browse and apply to flex physical therapy positions with Upstream Rehabilitation today!


  1. “Physical Therapists : Occupational Outlook Handbook.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 8 Sept. 2022,