Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
Also referred to as: Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, Physical Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Technician, Certified Physical Therapist Assistant
Requirements and Responsibilities
Assists Physical Therapist in evaluating and providing treatment for patients to ease their pain and help increase their mobility. Prepares patients and equipment for therapy and implements treatment plans as instructed, including exercises, stretching maneuvers, hands-on therapy, and equipment. Records patient's reaction to treatment and provides status reports at the end of each treatment. Requires an associate's degree of accredited physical therapist assistant program. Typically reports to a physical therapist. Requires a state physical therapist assistant license. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.
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