By the Division of Professional Licensure

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Boston, Massachusetts 02118-6100

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Ana Garcia, Executive Director
Colleen Cavanaugh, Associate Executive Director
Sonia Jordan, Board Administrator

Allied health professionals are occupational therapists and assistants, athletic trainers, and physical therapists and assistants.

Occupational therapists are health professionals who use occupational activities with specific goals in helping people of all ages to prevent, lessen or overcome physical, psychological or developmental disabilities. Athletic trainers work with clients in preparation for, or participation in, sports activities. They work to treat, rehabilitate and prevent athletic injuries. Physical therapists provide rehabilitative care for patients with physical disabilities or dysfunctions.

The Board of Registration in Allied Health evaluates the qualifications of applicants for licensure and grants licenses to those who qualify. It establishes rules and regulations to ensure the integrity and competence of licensees. The Board is the link between the consumer and the allied health professional and, as such, promotes the public health, welfare and safety.