About The Non-Clinical PT

About The Non-Clinical PT

The Non-Clinical PT is the #1 resource for PTs, OTs, SLPs, and assistants seeking healthcare careers beyond direct patient care.

The Non-Clinical PT Mission

Our mission here is simple: To help you take all that hard-earned education, experience, and clinical expertise and parlay it into the non-clinical healthcare career of your dreams.

And the mission doesn’t stop there. We’re advocating and collaborating to create more opportunities for rehab professionals across the healthcare landscape! 🙌

We are passionate about improving how physical, occupational, and speech therapy professionals are viewed by the medical community and general public.

We are leaders and innovators, and we can do incredible things with the right opportunities.

The Non-Clinical PT aims to discover and create those non-clinical opportunities—and to provide the tools and resources to help you succeed in such roles. And, in the process, we aim to create pathways for rehab professionals to improve the way healthcare is delivered.

From incorporating more non-clinical training into our educational programs to creating task forces within our professional organizations, we are seeking true positive change in the rehab world!

The Non-Clinical PT Team

The Non-Clinical PT was created by Meredith Castin, PT, DPT in 2017, and has grown from a simple reference page to a thriving community filled with inspiring, forward-thinking rehab professionals committed to improving healthcare.

We are technically a one-woman company, but we would NOT be who we are without the help of four very important people who contract their valuable time to help us succeed!

Devon Breithart, MS, OTR/L
(Social Media Manager)

Devon Breithart, OT

Devon joined The Non-Clinical PT in 2020. She is a travel OT, freelance writer, and social media rockstar…and she has a fantastic cat named Lunchbox!

Devon’s primary clinical experience is with the pediatric population, which she has served in a variety of settings including outpatient, early intervention, and the public school system. She has additional experience working with adults with developmental disabilities, and she has also worked in the skilled nursing and home health settings.

Devon also enjoys writing and educating other therapists through continuing education courses, test prep questions, and blog posts. You can learn more about her on her blog.

In her personal time, Devon enjoys board games, hunting down great restaurants, and volunteering. Devon has been a travel therapist for the past 3 years and is currently working in Seattle, WA.

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Courtney Smith, OTR/L, DPT
(Email Marketer & Virtual Assistant)
Courtney Smith Email Marketer and Virtual Assistant

Courtney partnered with The Non-Clinical PT in 2020 as an email copywriter. During the coronavirus pandemic, she had a wonderful idea for a non-clinical venture: become a virtual assistant (VA)! She has been building her VA business, The Office on Call, ever since, working with other rehab professionals to help them with various marketing and content writing/editing tasks.

Not only is Courtney a rockstar with content, she is one of those unicorn dual therapists, credentialed as both a physical and occupational therapist! The majority of her experience is in geriatrics, and she has enjoyed honing her skills as a travel therapist, which gives her the flexibility to build her business alongside working clinically.

As an entrepreneur, Courtney prides herself on being able to put her writing hobby to work while helping other business owners, both clinical and non-clinical. She believes that cash-based practices are the future of the PT and OT professions, and she hopes to help others avoid career abandonment by writing non-sleazy email campaigns that attract, nurture, and convert online traffic into clients.

Courtney is serious about regaining that autonomy that they preached to us about in grad school, and she takes her free time seriously! When she’s not working, she can be found on the nearest hiking trail with her husband, Cory, binging cute dog videos on Instagram, or dreaming about her retirement in Hawaii.

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Astrological Sign: Aquarius 

Lauren Sheehan, OTD, OTR/L
(Recruiting Partner)

Lauren Sheehan, OTD, OTR/L

Lauren partnered with The Non-Clinical PT in 2020 to work with companies seeking non-clinical rehab professionals. She is an Occupational Therapist and Adjunct Professor with a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University. Lauren has over 13 years in the field, with the first ten of those covering a variety of traditional clinical settings from acute to post-acute care, most prominently in outpatient neuro-rehab.

She transitioned to non-clinical work in the San Francisco tech world after recognizing that there were major barriers to getting people to the care they needed and deserved. Lauren set out to solve the problem in a different way through developing innovative technologies and approaches to traditional care. Her background in administration and management, the business of healthcare, project management, and team-building along with her experience both in and out of clinical roles has given her a unique vision of what is possible in the world of rehabilitation medicine.

Lauren is a connector, a mover and a shaker, and a creative thinker who doesn’t settle for business as usual. She feels strongly about mentoring and supporting students and clinicians to help them understand their strengths and their unique value. She is inspired by connecting people to companies that need the skills they have in order to innovate the practice of rehabilitation therapy, implement change, and address challenges in new and exciting ways that can best serve people that need our care.

Finn

 

Lauren currently works for Neurolutions, a rehabilitation technology company, as a Field Clinical Manager. Lauren lives in Pacifica, CA and enjoys live theater and music, dance, travel, and singing karaoke. She enjoys (trying) to dance hip hop and cooking (not generally at the same time). She has a cat, Finn, who’s an aspiring DJ and who she spends far too much time trying to keep out of trouble. 

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Astrological Sign: Gemini

Nick Castin
(Chief Technical Overlord)

nick with cats

Nick is Mr. Non-Clinical PT, and he puts up with more than his fair share of frantic moments where I feel like I’m in over my head.

He’s a software engineer by day, and a tech support guru/sounding board by night. And, most importantly, he’s the father of our three incredible feline progeny!

Nick loves recording music, hiking, climbing, and showering his cats with (frequently unwanted) attention 🙂

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