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Top 38 Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 31.3% of Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant resumes contained Physical Therapy as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for an Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant:

1. Physical Therapy

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Here's how Physical Therapy is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Documented treatment interventions performed and coordinated activities of physical therapy aide, students, and other support personnel
  • Served as part-time Clinical Instructor to Physical Therapy Assistant students by instructing and supervising treatments performed.
  • Provided one-on-one rehabilitative physical therapy care to geriatric, orthopedic and neurological cases.
  • Provided physical therapy to patients in an outpatient clinical setting.
  • Supervised and instructed physical therapy assistant students' curriculum/clinical rotation.
  • Provide Physical therapy treatments for a variety of diagnoses while in busy outpatient clinic.
  • Increased outpatient PT skills Skills Used Physical Therapy skills, Public Speaking skills, organizational skills

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2. Therapeutic Exercises

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Here's how Therapeutic Exercises is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Progress therapeutic exercises according to patient needs.
  • Administered therapeutic exercises and modalities within the plan of care.

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3. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Worked directly under a Physical Therapist to implement treatment plans.
  • Assisted in the development of treatment plans.
  • Documented patients' progress and completed discharge summaries, home-program treatment plans and other forms for intra-/extra-agency personnel.

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4. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Supervised technicians and equipped them with information necessary to provide quality patient care.
  • Performed daily patient care and progressive plan for stroke, cardiovascular, and post orthopedic surgeries.
  • Provided direct patient care, meeting 85% productivity within short period.
  • Documented patient care services by charting in patient and department records.
  • Utilized aids when available and appropriate to meet patient care.
  • Work closely with Physical Therapists to ensure consistent patient care.
  • Communicate with physical therapist's regarding patient care and progression.
  • Collaborated with other care providers, physicians, nurses, and medical records to provide quality patient care.
  • Identified patient care issues; provided information and commentary; recommendedoptions and courses of action with physicians.

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5. Outpatient Clinic

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Here's how Outpatient Clinic is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Managed outpatient clinic, billing, and scheduling.

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6. Gait Training

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Here's how Gait Training is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Educated patients on individualize ergonomic, postural, and gait training.
  • Applied gait training, neuro-muscular reeducation, PNF techniques for stroke, cerebral aneurysm, and Parkinson patients.

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7. PTA

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Here's how PTA is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Worked as PTA as part of team to execute proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient.
  • Worked as PTA in outpatient clinic and home health.
  • Certified clinical instructor for PTA students.
  • Managed 12- 18 patients daily under the supervision of a licensed PT/PTA Educated in the application of various muscle energy techniques.
  • Aided licensed PT's and PTAs with retrieving appropriate modalities and equipment for interventions within therapist's goals.

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8. Pain Management

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Here's how Pain Management is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Treated a wide array of diagnoses including orthopedic care, pain management, neuro rehab, and return to work/community status.

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9. Body Mechanics

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Here's how Body Mechanics is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Observe, assess, and instruct patients on proper gait, body mechanics, and posture.

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10. Current Patient Status

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Here's how Current Patient Status is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Modified treatment ap- proach based on the plan of care to match current patient status.

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11. Functional Mobility

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12. Manual Therapeutic Techniques

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Here's how Manual Therapeutic Techniques is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Utilized manual therapeutic techniques and modalities for pain control and muscular training.

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13. Manual Therapy Techniques

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Here's how Manual Therapy Techniques is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Perform manual therapy techniques and assess patient progress each visit.
  • Perform manual therapy techniques and modalities according to patient needs.
  • Utilized manual therapy techniques, modalities, therapeutiic exercises.

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14. MMT

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Here's how MMT is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Utilized MMT, goniometric measurements to monitor patients' improvement.

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15. ACL

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16. POC

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17. Different Types

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Here's how Different Types is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Learned the different types of diagnosis for various types of cases seen.

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18. ROM

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Here's how ROM is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Worked closely with families to ensure appropriate follow through once resident is discharged from physical therapy.
  • Directed the clinic's volunteer program and promoted the MH brand throughout the community.
  • Instructed and counseled patients by describing therapeutic regimens; gave normal growthand development information; promoted wellness and health maintenance.
  • Implement treatment derived from evaluation conducted by PT including modalities and exercise
  • Implemented exercise programs, performed ROM, massage, and performed therapeutic modalities including infrared.
  • Aided in performing modalities within supervision and set up from licensed therapist.
  • Assisted patients through their plan of care Leadership role directing flow of clinic Myofascial/ neuromuscular trigger point therapy

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19. TKA

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20. Parkinson

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21. Back Pain

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Here's how Back Pain is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Administer traction to relieve neck or back pain, using intermittent or static traction equipment.

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22. E-Stim

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23. Balance Training

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24. MDS

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25. Effective USE

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Here's how Effective USE is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Instructed patients in the safe and effective use of pulleys, weights, inclined surfaces and other equipment.

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26. Therapy Equipment

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27. Medical Staff

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28. MVA

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29. Fall Risk

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30. OT

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Here's how OT is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Administered biofeedback strength assessments, lumbar stabilization, muscle energy, joint mobilization techniques and developed progress notes for physicians.
  • Measure patients' range-of-joint motion, body parts, or vital signs to determine effects of treatments or for patient evaluations.
  • Provided comprehensive training in PT techniques to nursing and other medical personnel as well as family members of patients.
  • Measure patients' range-of-motion, administer balance screenings, and complete manual muscle tests.
  • Performed other duties as assigned.
  • Document patients progress and assist in completing progress and discharge notes via TheraOffice system.
  • Ensured compliance with Medicare claims and processes as well as other reimbursement regulations.
  • Experienced in a wide variety of protocols and competent in all modalities.
  • Utilize skills in complex decongestive physiotherapy to assist patients in managing lymphedema and decreasing post-operative swelling.

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31. CVA

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Here's how CVA is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Improvised techniques and environment while challenging CVA, Brain Injured and safety impaired patients with balance and skill appropriate techniques.

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32. THA

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Here's how THA is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Ensured that all documentation was completed in a timely manner.
  • Visited and developed strong relationships with Ortho Doctors that included weekly roundings.

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33. DPT

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Here's how DPT is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Shadowed Martina Young, DPT for 2 hours on functional dry-needling.
  • Selected Contributions: * Shadowed Lisa Adams, DPT for 3 hours weekly with a total of 75 hours.

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34. Group Therapy Sessions

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35. Individual Patients

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Here's how Individual Patients is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Excelled in ability to customize/adapt conventional PT techniques to meet the special needs of individual patients.

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36. Department Policy

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37. Achilles

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38. Medical Professionals

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Here's how Medical Professionals is used in Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Communicated with MDs, PTs, and other medical professionals concerning patient status, progress and services needed.

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20 Most Common Skills For An Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapy

36.1%

Therapeutic Exercises

11.9%

Treatment Plans

9.1%

Patient Care

9.1%

Outpatient Clinic

6.3%

Gait Training

5.6%

PTA

3.8%

Pain Management

2.0%

Body Mechanics

1.8%

Current Patient Status

1.8%

Functional Mobility

1.5%

Manual Therapeutic Techniques

1.5%

Manual Therapy Techniques

1.5%

MMT

1.3%

ACL

1.3%

POC

1.3%

Different Types

1.3%

ROM

1.0%

TKA

1.0%

Parkinson

1.0%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant

Rank Skill
1 Physical Therapy 31.3%
2 Therapeutic Exercises 10.3%
3 Treatment Plans 7.9%
4 Patient Care 7.9%
5 Outpatient Clinic 5.5%
6 Gait Training 4.8%
7 PTA 3.3%
8 Pain Management 1.8%
9 Body Mechanics 1.5%
10 Current Patient Status 1.5%
11 Functional Mobility 1.3%
12 Manual Therapeutic Techniques 1.3%
13 Manual Therapy Techniques 1.3%
14 MMT 1.1%
15 ACL 1.1%
16 POC 1.1%
17 Different Types 1.1%
18 ROM 0.9%
19 TKA 0.9%
20 Parkinson 0.9%
21 Back Pain 0.9%
22 E-Stim 0.9%
23 Balance Training 0.9%
24 MDS 0.9%
25 Effective USE 0.9%
26 Therapy Equipment 0.9%
27 Medical Staff 0.9%
28 MVA 0.7%
29 Fall Risk 0.7%
30 OT 0.7%
31 CVA 0.7%
32 THA 0.7%
33 DPT 0.7%
34 Group Therapy Sessions 0.7%
35 Individual Patients 0.7%
36 Department Policy 0.7%
37 Achilles 0.7%
38 Medical Professionals 0.7%
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