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Top 50 Physical Therapist Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Physical Therapist Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Physical Therapist Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 22.4% of Physical Therapist Assistant resumes contained Physical Therapy as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Physical Therapist Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Physical Therapist Assistant

1. Physical Therapy
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Here's how Physical Therapy is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Performed Physical Therapy services under the supervision of a Physical Therapist.
  • Traveled to different facilities performing quality Physical Therapy to patients.
  • Documented financial and Medicare reports for Physical therapy Department.
  • Experienced the outpatient physical therapy clinic environment.
  • Confer with physical therapy staff and others to discuss and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment.
  • Administered medically prescribed physical therapy treatment for patients suffering from injuries and muscle, nerve, joint and bone diseases.
  • Work as part of a team to provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist.
  • Provide Physical Therapy services for a wide range of orthopedic, neurological, and general medical conditions.
  • Provide home health physical therapy to clients following physical therapist's evaluation and care plan.
  • Provided physical therapy treatments to rehab and long term care patients.
  • Full and part-time registry assignments in various physical therapy settings.
  • Provided physical therapy services for short term rehab patients.
  • Home health and outpatient physical therapy.
  • skilled nursing facility and rehabilitation facility physical therapy
  • Work Responsibilities: Provide physical therapy interventions for geriatric and general population under the direction of primary physical therapist.
  • Work Responsibilities Provided physical therapy interventions in patient home settings.
  • included providing physical therapy treatment and patient care.
  • Provided physical therapy treatments to homebound patients.
  • Supervised physical therapy aides, in-serviced staff on new equipment, and went to clients' doctors' appointments.
  • Worked in the in-patient sub-acute rehab program Carried out physical therapy with pain relief modalities Executed an out-patient exercise program

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2. Patient Care
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Here's how Patient Care is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Collaborated with Physical Therapists to facilitate use of Standardized tests in patient care in order to objectively measure patient progress.
  • Demonstrated effective communication with interdisciplinary team regarding patient care to contribute to the overall productivity of the team.
  • Communicated effectively with other care providers to provide for continuity of patient care.
  • Communicated with related therapy providers and case managers to provide total patient care.
  • Team leader of Navy personnel overseeing patient care and correct operational procedures.
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to ensure maximum patient care and effectiveness.
  • Assisted with facilitation of patient care with Rehabilitation team
  • Implemented the treatment plan and performed direct patient care accurately as designed by the physical therapist.
  • Worked on a PRN basis providing patient care in the Acute Rehabilitation setting.
  • Assist the physical therapist with patient care, documentation and answering phone calls.
  • Deliver physical therapy to patients in an outpatient and inpatient care setting.
  • Performed direct patient care activities under the supervision of the physical therapist.
  • Assist physical therapist with: In/Outpatient care or bedside care.
  • Communicated with Social Services and nursing regarding patient care.
  • Attend patient care team conferences and other meetings.
  • Maintain premium patient care at all times.
  • Assisted Physical Therapists in providing patient care.
  • Assist physical therapist with assigned patient care.
  • Identified patient care issues and provided information and commentary recommending options and courses of action to implement physical therapy directives.
  • Improved quality of patient care and generated increased referrals as a department representative to Kardex Rounds.

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3. Gait Training
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Here's how Gait Training is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Performed gait training with neurologically impaired patients.
  • Focus on home safety, balance, fall prevention, gait training, strengthening, transfers.
  • Instructed and assisted all patient populations in gait training, strengthening, and functional activities.
  • Conducted stretching techniques, prescribed exercises, gait training and manual muscle testing.
  • General weakness, post-op THA/hip fracture, balance, gait training
  • Instructed patients in gait training, bed mobility and transfers.
  • Provide appropriate treatments such as gait training, neuromuscular re-education, therapeutic/functional activities, and therapeutic exercise including aquatic therapy.
  • Assist in administering physical therapy programs involving therapeutic exercises, functional activities, gait training, and therapeutic modalities.
  • Performed interventional skills consisting of therapeutic exercises, gait training and strengthening exercises.
  • Provide ambulatory and functional activities *Provided transfer/gait training to geriatric population
  • Work mostly consists of gait training, therapeutic exercises, bed mobility training, care giver training etc.
  • Provided gait training to patients with gait disfunction with optimal results.
  • Provided gait training with various assistive devices.
  • Provided treatment of multiple diagnosis to Inpatients in an acute setting Gait training progression Provided patient and family discharge planning
  • Engaged patient in skilled gait training to ensure safety and proper fit of assistive devices.
  • Used different modalities, taught stretching/strenghthening exercises, and taught balance/gait training to patients in Acute and Subacute settings.
  • Executed transfers, neuromuscular re-ed, balance and gait training, proprioception, kinesthetic, and pain care.
  • Performed: Therapeutic Exercise Neuromuscular Training Gait Training Transfer Training
  • Performed: Therapeutic Exercise Neuromuscular Training Gait Training Transfer Training Therapeutic Activity Rehab Optima Documentation
  • Performed: Therapeutic Exercise Neuromuscular Training Gait Training Transfer Training Ultrasound Manual therapy Iontophoresis application

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4. Facility
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Here's how Facility is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Provided skilled physical therapy services to residents of skilled nursing facility under direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
  • Completed family and staff education in transfers and ambulation to maximize progress during facility stay.
  • Worked in Geriatric Facility as a Physical Therapist Assistant under a Physical Therapist.
  • Skilled Nursing Facility orthopedics, neurological, and long-term residents
  • Provided physical therapy services for a skilled nursing facility.
  • Assisted living, independent living and memory care facility
  • Skilled nursing facility & rehabilitation center.
  • Instructed, motivated, and assisted clients to improve their health and mobility at an assisted and independent care facility.
  • Provided Physical Therapy services for a 70-bed skill nursing facility (In-patient) under Physical therapist supervision.
  • Exhibit conduct that reflects practice standards that are legal, ethical, and safe within facility guidelines.
  • Treated a variety of patients in this out patient facility which mostly consisted of orthopedic conditions.
  • Worked under a physical therapist in an outpatient clinic and long term care facility.
  • Perform therapy to meet goals set by Physical Therapist with skilled facility patients.
  • Type of Facility - Inpatient and outpatient.
  • Skilled Nursing Facility - Per Diem
  • Skilled Nursing Facility (Inpatient Rehabilitation) Progressive rehabilitation of neurological and post-operative patients
  • Skilled nursing facility Gait and mobility training
  • Provided post operative care to orthopedic, neurological, and cardiac patients Assisted in the marketing of facility to targeted audiences.
  • Trained in OTAGO balance exercises Participated in wound care rounds Participated in WC census of facility for 1 year
  • Organized " back school" to prevent employee injuries in the facility.

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5. Treatment Plans
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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Collaborated closely with Physical and Occupational therapists to establish patient treatment plans and goals primarily in skilled nursing facilities.
  • Communicate with or instruct caregivers or family members on patient therapeutic activities or treatment plans.
  • Documented patients' progress, treatment response, reevaluation, prognosis in patient's chart, and completed patient treatment plans.
  • Developed treatment plans to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability.
  • Reported to therapist when standard patient protocols or treatment plans needed to be modified to meet individual patient needs
  • Collaborated with OTR/DPT to develop and implement treatment plans for the geriatric population in a home health setting
  • Documented patients' progress and completed discharge summaries, home-program treatment plans and other forms.
  • Implemented treatment plans in an outpatient setting to include orthopedics, pediatrics and Stroke patients
  • Worked as a team with other therapies to customize treatment plans for patients.
  • Worked with patients to customize treatment plans for their specific needs.
  • Planned and implemented individual treatment plans for variety of patients.
  • Implemented treatment plans under the direction of a Physical Therapist.
  • Modified treatment plans according to the patient's improvement.
  • Carried out treatment plans as ordered by RPT.
  • Assisted in the development of treatment plans.
  • Assist the physical therapist in carrying out patient treatment plans Weekly and daily progress reports on individual patient care.
  • Assisted with patient's treatment plans in a skilled nursing facility Interacted with staff and family concerning patients rehab goals
  • Support the Physical Therapist in carrying out patient treatment plans Daily patient documentation on Rehab Optima using I pad.
  • Assisted physical therapists in implementing data from Cybex equipment to use in writing treatment plans.
  • Document progress note, recertification and discharge summaries, home-program treatment plans and to fill other forms.

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6. Rehab
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Here's how Rehab is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Follow surgeon's protocol to rehabilitate post operative patients.
  • Provide therapies to long term and short term residents in both a skilled nursing facility and rehab hospital.
  • Completed contract work in various settings including hospitals, acute and long term rehab, and home health.
  • Observed various techniques and a variety of exercises used for rehab in a plethora of injuries.
  • Provide therapies to residents and short-term rehab patients in geriatric long term care facilities.
  • Performed duties as back-up Director of Rehab when DOR out of the office.
  • Attend weekly rehab meetings and perform staff training when required.
  • Created Routine Therapy for clients at the Rehab Center.
  • Provide therapies to long-term residents and short-term rehab patients.
  • Experience using Rehab Optima and Home Care Home Base
  • Developed and instructed the aquatic rehab program.
  • Complete billing through use of Rehab Optima.
  • Complete billing minutes using Rehab Optima.
  • Assist physical therapist with patient rehabilitation, documentation and billing Work conditioning and work hardening
  • Worked primarily in rehab department gym Treated inpatient short-term and long-term care residents, often with multiple medical and treatment diagnosis
  • Assist with rehabilitation of post surgical patients Work with a diversity of people and equipment every day.
  • March 2015 - May 2015 Participated as a integral member of the rehabilitation team during clinical rotation.
  • Completed 2 travel assignments before transitioning to a full time position with Genesis Rehab.
  • Experience in vestibular rehabilitation techniques Responsibilities included taking and developing X-ray photographs of patients.
  • Assisted the PT in joint center, neuro rehab Created daily notes and progress notes for PT's review

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7. PTA
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Here's how PTA is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Created and carried out treatment plans under the supervision of an experienced PTA and PT.
  • Served as a clinical instructor to physical therapy assistant (PTA) students.
  • Worked as LPTA on spinal cord/orthopedics floor, and Hydrotherapy on rotation.
  • Position: 2nd clinical affiliation; CI: Peggy Collier, PTA.
  • Provided outpatient physical therapy with direction of PT, PTA and AT.
  • Performed all duties as a PTA under a PT.
  • Served as Clinical Instructor for a PTA student.
  • Supervised PT techs / aides and PTA students.
  • Oversee and organized training with new PTA's.
  • Travel PTA at a skilled nursing facility.
  • Worked as PTA in skilled care setting
  • Followed and observed a PTA.
  • Tender Touch Union, NJ PTA Oct 2007 - Oct 2008
  • Treated critically-ill patients with complex neurological and cardiopulmonary diagnoses Fulfilled professional duties of full-time PTA
  • Adhere to facility and licensure/APTA standards while maintaining high productivity.
  • Trained and supervised other PTAs on implementation of Wellness program in other business offices in Oklahoma and Texas.
  • Full time and PRN PTA in outpatient setting working under a licensed Physical Therapist.
  • performed all duties of PTA in both Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient clinical settings.
  • Position: 3rd clinical affiliation; CI: Amanda Gritzer, PTA.
  • Full time, part time, then PRN Amy McCratic, PTA 814-203-8990

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8. Functional Mobility
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Here's how Functional Mobility is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted Physical Therapists with administration of interventions and implementing plan of care to reduce pain and improve overall functional mobility.
  • Communicated with and educated patient and/or caregiver to improve functional mobility and safety.
  • Preform therapy to improve patient functional mobility with varied levels of ambulation.
  • Assisted permanent residents with regaining functional mobility and strength after physical declines.
  • Implemented program with walker management to promote functional mobility within facility.
  • Provide functional mobility training including bed mobility and wheelchair mobility.
  • Assist physical therapist in the areas of gait training, functional mobility, coordination and in other areas as indicated.
  • Help patients recover from surgery, illnesses, and injuries to manage pain and regain functional mobility and independence.
  • Provide one on one patient care in home setting to enhance functional mobility and improve quality of life.
  • Implemented ACP equipment into patient care, to optimize functional mobility gains and improve patient treatment outcomes.
  • Helped long term residents with regaining functional mobility and strength after physical declines.
  • Improved functional mobility, strength, balance and gait deviations for patients/clients.
  • Follow established short and long term goals to increase functional mobility.
  • Utilized therapeutic exercises, therapeutic activities, gait training, and neuromuscular re-education to improve functional mobility and independence with patients.
  • Assisted with muscle strengthening and regaining overall functional mobility and implementing plan of care set forth by the physical therapist.
  • Instructed residents in safety awareness with environmental issues for functional mobility with/without use of assistive device(s).
  • Worked under supervision of Licensed PT providing treatment to enable pt to obtain highest level of functional mobility,
  • Facilitated ADLs and assisted patients with functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life.
  • Provide gait training and transfer training to improve functional mobility within home.
  • Participate in contracture management for LTC residents Worked to preserve/ restore functional mobility Daily notes/ weekly progress note

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9. Ultrasound
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Here's how Ultrasound is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Administered exercise regimens and ultrasounds under a Physical Therapist.
  • Provided therapeutic methods: ultrasound, manual therapy
  • Hook patients up to stimulation machines, traction and ultrasound machines due to injury.
  • Performed ultrasound, ESTIM and massage to decrease patients pain level and improve mobility.
  • Massage, trigger point therapy, ultrasound, EMS, heat and ice.
  • Administered patients with state of the art therapeutic ultrasound.
  • Performed modalities such as diathermy, ultrasound, moist hot packs, ice packs, and IFC.
  • Utilized various modalities including ultrasound, electrical stimulation, traction, anodyne, etc.
  • Assisted doctors to perform lazor therapy and ultrasound.
  • Employed modalities to facilitate functional gains including: shortwave diathermy, continuous passive motion, ultrasound, and orthotic/supportive devices.
  • Apply modalities such as: ultrasound, interferential current therapy, hot/cold pack, and cervical traction.
  • Skilled Nursing Facility * Skilled in modalities; which includes short wave diathermy, ultrasound, electrical stimulation
  • Used a variety of modalities during treatment including ultrasound, iontophoresis, and lumbar mechanical traction.
  • Employed cryotherapy, thermotherapy, NMES, FES(RT300) and ultrasound.
  • Used various modalities such as E-stem , WP, H-wave and ultrasound.
  • Work with modalities such as traction, TENS, IFC, Ultrasound, Ionto.
  • Completed billing and coding for patients and physical therapist Filed patients' paperwork Answered telephones / reception Completed electrodes/ ultrasounds
  • Utilized modalities such as: ultrasound, electrical stimulation, cryotherapy, hot packs, mechanical traction and kinesio taping.
  • Apply modalities such as: ultrasound, interferential current therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, heat, cryotherapy and traction.
  • Prepare patients by performing ultrasounds,electro shocks and massages,Make and cancel appointment and answering multi-phone lines, filing

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10. Manual Therapy Techniques
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Here's how Manual Therapy Techniques is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Performed manual therapy techniques, including soft tissue mobilization, extremity and joint mobilization, medical exercise therapy.
  • Work under certified manual therapist, learning and implementing manual therapy techniques to maximize patients rehabilitation potential
  • Involved in direct patient care utilizing manual therapy techniques and providing complementary exercises.
  • Created and implemented individualized rehabilitation programs and manual therapy techniques based on POC.
  • Gained valuable experience performing multiple manual therapy techniques.
  • Perform physical therapy interventions & manual therapy techniques to patients with localized inflammation, fractures, & muscle weakness.
  • Performed manual therapy techniques to include joint mobilization, soft tissue massage, and stretching techniques.
  • Perform multiple manual therapy techniques such as ASTYM, STM, MWM, and joint mobilizations.
  • Perform effective manual therapy techniques such as joint mobilizations and soft tissue massage.
  • Utilized manual therapy techniques such as McKenzie and Mulligan with expertise.
  • Trained in SASTM and other manual therapy techniques.
  • Provided in-home therapy to patients with a variety of disabilities while monitoring vitals and utilizing therapeutic exercises and manual therapy techniques.
  • Treated patients in an outpatient orthopedic clinic using therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise and manual therapy techniques.
  • Initiated treatment methods within supervising PT's plan of care involving manual therapy techniques, therapeutic modalities and PRE's.
  • Utilized hands-on manual therapy techniques and modalities to promote tissue remodeling and pain relief.
  • Experienced in the use of Graston tools and other manual therapy techniques.
  • Can use different physical modalities and manual therapy techniques as part of pain management under the supervision of licensed physical therapist.
  • Practiced manual therapy techniques with a variety of patient s, E-stim, Thermal modalities and Therapeutic Exercises.
  • Administered diverse Manual Therapy Techniques using different techniques including J/ C strokes and myofascial release and traction.
  • Perform various manual therapy techniques like Mulligan, Kalternborn, Cranioscaral, Myofacial techniques for joint and soft tissue mobilization.

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11. Manual Therapeutic Exercises
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Here's how Manual Therapeutic Exercises is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Implemented active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation.
  • Administer active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, soft tissue mobilization.
  • Administered passive and active manual therapeutic exercises and massages.
  • Administer active or passive manual therapeutic exercises.
  • Provide active and passive manual therapeutic exercises and functional activities, under direction of medical staff.
  • Educated patients in HEP, administered active or passive manual therapeutic exercises.
  • Administer manual therapeutic exercises to advance and maintain muscle function.
  • Prepare treatment areas and electrotherapy equipment for use by physiotherapist, administered active and passive manual therapeutic exercises and massages.
  • Administer active or passive manual therapeutic exercises, soft tissue mobilization, electrical modality treatments, and ultrasound.
  • Administer active or passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, and/or electrical modalities.
  • Administered active and passive manual therapeutic exercises and various modalities for quality patient care.
  • Administered active or passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, heat, ice or electrical modalitytreatments, such as ultrasound.
  • Administer active or passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, electrical modality treatments such as ultrasound or TENS.
  • Administered active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, and modalities such as heat and ice.
  • Administer active or passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, estim, ultrasound, or infrared light.
  • Administered active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, STM massage and modalities as needed.
  • Administered active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, electrical stimulation, ultrasounds including phonophoresis, iontophoresis, mechanical traction, etc.
  • Administer active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, heat, electrical modality treatments, and sound.

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13. Clinical Staff
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Here's how Clinical Staff is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Led clinical staff in-services on rehabilitation techniques to improve clinician skill set, proficiency, and professionalism.
  • Trained clinical staff members in patient care, transfers, back care, and safety.
  • Develop work flow procedures for both clinical and non-clinical staff members.
  • Served as liaison between management, clinical staff and the community.
  • Interacted with clinical staff and external resources to manage patient care
  • Act as clinical liaison to insurance companies for clinical staff.
  • Serve as liaison to clinical staff in the field.
  • Provided in-service to clinical staff on spasticity management.
  • Presented an in depth inservice on osteoarthritis to the clinical staff with outstanding remarks.
  • Conducted a 30 minute inservice to the clinical staff on the topic of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

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14. Acute Care
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Here's how Acute Care is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Perform supervised physical therapy implementations to acute care patients with neurological, orthopedic, cardiac, and pulmonary diagnoses.
  • Provide progressive and quality physical therapy interventions to patients on the SNC unit and in acute care settings.
  • Worked in a staffing agency covering in nursing homes, acute care and outpatient settings.
  • Provided physical therapy services in both acute care setting and out-patient setting.
  • Perform physical therapy in acute care, in-patient and outpatient settings.
  • Provided treatments for trauma patients from acute care to prolonged services.
  • Worked closely with staff physical therapists in an acute care setting.
  • Provide physical therapy procedures and agents to patients in acute care.
  • Implemented treatment plans for inpatient, outpatient, geriatric-psychiatric and acute care
  • Implement Physicians orders for Physical Therapy patients in acute care setting.
  • Performed as both acute care and outpatient PTA.
  • Worked in acute care and outpatient settings.
  • Pool staff for acute care hospital.
  • Skilled Nursing Facility Treated the geriatric and general population with post-operative, neurological, and medical conditions while in sub-acute care.
  • Provided rehabilitation services in concert with the interdisciplinary healthcare team in an acute care setting.
  • Worked as a Subcontract Physical Therapist Assistant in various settings such as outpatient, acute care, and home healthcare.
  • Worked primarily in the acute care setting of a primary care hospital that treats several stroke and cancer patients.
  • Direct patient care in an acute care and rehab hospital setting focusing on increasing patients independence and function.
  • Worked in acute care facility in stroke rehabilitation, orthopedics, amputee training, orthotics, cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Fulfilled a contract at a long term acute care facility.

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15. Electrical Stimulation
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Here's how Electrical Stimulation is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Treated patients by using electrical stimulation and ultrasound.
  • Provided patients with heat and electrical stimulation.
  • Experience with tasks involving exercise, massage, electrical stimulation, heat/cold treatment, ultrasound and diathermy
  • Performed modalities including electrical stimulation, mechanical traction, ultrasound and manual therapy.
  • Provide therapeutic modalities, such as electrical stimulation and massage.
  • Utilize physical agent modalities, such as, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and diathermy to more effectively treat patients.
  • Administered modalities such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, heat and cold therapy etc.
  • Administer therapeutic exercises, manual therapy and modalities (heat/cold/electrical stimulation/ultrasound/iontophoresis/paraffin).
  • Administered various modalities including ultra sound and electrical stimulation to relieve pain, improve comfort levels and improve mobility.
  • Used a variety of modalities in the course of treatment including ultrasound and interferential current electrical stimulation.
  • Administered modalities such as Electrical stimulation, Ultrasound, Iontopheresis, and Cervical and Lumbar Traction
  • Administer therapeutic modalities including ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and thermal modalities.
  • Perform modalities such as hot/cold pack, ultrasound, infared, electrical stimulation, taping techniques, vapor-spray, etc.
  • Experience with modalities such as Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation, biofeedback, and thermal modalities.
  • Perform modalites including mechanical traction, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, grastin's method.
  • Use of many modalities ultrasound, diathermy, electrical stimulation.
  • Employed Physical Therapy modalities including ultrasound, electrical stimulation and iontophoresis.
  • Applied modalities such as electrical stimulation, iontopheresis, mechanical traction, massage, and manual therapy techniq
  • Administer modality treatments including: ultrasound, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, cryotherapy, and thermotherapy.
  • Specialized in Geriatrics * Ultrasound * Caregiver Training * Functional Mobility Training * Electrical Stimulation

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16. CVA
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Here's how CVA is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Participated in the Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Program with the following patients; debility/post surgical, CVA, amputation and chronic pain.
  • Manage a diverse caseload including, but not limited to CVA's, cardiac care, Alzheimer's and sub acute orthopedics
  • Provided Physical Therapy for patients with Neurological Rehabilitation for CVA (stork), head injuries, and Parkinson's disease.
  • Provided care to seniors suffering from CVA, lacerations/wounds, and neurological conditions in an in-patient setting.
  • Provided treatments for patients suffering from CVA, knee and hip replacements and other orthopedic related injuries.
  • Provided treatments to patient with CVA, orthopedic, and other medical conditions during sub- acute phase.
  • Performed hands on treatment on patients with orthopedic, CVA, amputation (forefoot) conditions.
  • Assist geriatric rehabilitation patients with decreased function resulting from dementia, CVA and/or advanced age.
  • Completed a twenty minute in-service about the virtual reality impact on CVA patients.
  • Provided rehab post CVA, ORIF, and knee replacement
  • Experience in Orthopedics, CVA recovery using electrical stimulate and visual feedback, NDT techniques, and instructed in serial kinesio-taping.
  • Provided therapy to multiple subacute CVA, spinal cord injury, gunshot wound, Parkinson's, MS and emphysema patients.
  • Assist in the treatments of patients with neurologic conditions such as MS, post-acute head injury, and CVA.
  • Work with geriatric population with diagnoses including CVA, THA, TKA, Guillain Barre, etc.
  • Skilled physical therapy treatments includes CVA, Parkinsons, and orthopedic procedures.
  • Work primarily in outpatient rehab with a variety of patients that include ACL repair, rotator cuff repairs, post CVA.
  • Applied Modalities, Manual Therapies and Supervised Exercise Programs for Inpatients with CVA, TBI, and Joint Replacements.
  • Treated patients with orthopedic injuries, amputations, CVA, alzheimer's disease.
  • Treat CVAs, hip/knee replacements, cardio rehab, and generalized muscle weakness.
  • Invited to assiste in creating a "Low Level CVA Program".

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Here's how SNF is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Worked closely with multiple physical therapist and interdisciplinary team members to facilitate patient healing in SNF.
  • Assist with physical therapy treatments and interventions within the plan of care of the supervising Physical Therapist in the SNF setting.
  • Provided therapy to patients and residents in a SNF involving progressing patients through a treatment program specific to their needs.
  • Manage the rehab department at a SNF/LTC and provide physical therapy services under the direction of a physical therapist.
  • Documented daily and weekly progress of SNF residents and discussed progress with the Physical Therapist.
  • Provided treatment to variety of therapy patients including SNF, and Home Health Patients.
  • Worked in a geriatric setting (SNF) under general direction of a Physical Therapist
  • Worked at several settings under the Hartford Hospital umbrella to include a SNF.
  • Performed the duties of PTA in a skilled nursing facility (SNF).
  • Worked mainly in geriatric facilities (SNF) in north New Jersey.
  • Instructed patients on safety precautions in and out of SNF.
  • Work in SNF setting in a variety of different facilities.
  • Provide skilled treatment sessions to residents residing in a SNF.
  • Provided contract physical therapy services for SNF's.
  • Managed rehab department at a 62 bed SNF/LTC
  • Travel between homes, ALF's, SNF's and Memory Care units.
  • Developed & updated an innovative program for screening LTC residence for rehabilitation intervention in SNFs.
  • Organized patient care schedules and provided safe, quality treatments at dialysis and non-dialysis SNFs.
  • Provided PRN coverage to several SNFs in the region.
  • Worked in SNF's full-time and PRN in Ruidoso, Alamogordo, and Roswell, New Mexico with geriatric pts.

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Here's how Assistive Devices is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Gained experience with balance assessment, cardiopulmonary endurance, ambulation with assistive devices, posture and gait analysis.
  • Developed patient-specific care plans that incorporated massage techniques and assistive devices.
  • Improved pt quality and way of life and functional ability by teaching transfers, education on how to use assistive devices.
  • Train and assist patients in the use of supportive or assistive devices, prostheses, other ambulation aids and exercise equipment.
  • Educated patients, families, and caregivers on functional ambulation with and without assistive devices, transfers, positioning, and equipment
  • Instruct caregivers in use of assistive devices and how to assist with exercise programs to maximize patient recovery.
  • Educated nursing staff on proper use of assistive devices and transfer training for the PACU and ICU ward.
  • Helped and provided demonstrations for patients performing transfers, completing stair training, and using assistive devices.
  • Instructed patients in proper form for safe transfers with and without assistive devices.
  • Trained patients to use assistive devices and implement changes to increase safety.
  • Provided instruction to patients for safe transfers with and without assistive devices.
  • Instructed patients in the safe and effective use of assistive devices.
  • Assist residents with bed mobility and transfers using assistive devices.
  • Survey all resident assistive devices and repair as needed.
  • Provide proper and safe training when using assistive devices.
  • Instructed patients with the use of assistive devices.
  • Trained individuals to use various assistive devices.
  • Assist therapist in completing ICY 86 forms, ordering DME and assistive devices.
  • Focus on gait training and use of assistive devices also.
  • Train patients on use of assistive devices and prosthetics.

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19. Medical Records
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Here's how Medical Records is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Reviewed physician referrals and medical records to help determine diagnosis and physical therapy treatment required.
  • Maintained efficient and billable caseloads, managing various electronic medical records and paper charts.
  • Maintain patient privacy regarding sensitive information in accordance with HIPAA within electronic medical records.
  • Documented daily and weekly progress notes for medical records and insurance reimbursement.
  • Documented patient care treatments in electronic medical records system.
  • Maintain accurate medical records via medical software.
  • Documented patient progress in medical records.
  • Document comprehensive electronic medical records.
  • Streamlined department medical records by improving the speed in which charts where pulled and decreasing the about of charting errors.
  • Train family members/staff in safety care for the patients, record treatments given in medical records.
  • Reviewed physician s notes and patient medical records to formulate the best course of treatment.
  • Recorded detailed prognosis, treatment, responses and progress notes in patient medical records.
  • Recorded treatment charges and treatment given in electronic medical records.
  • Retrieved medical records and documents and filed them.
  • Documented medical records of clients.
  • Handled and maintained medical records and files including Medicaid, Medicare, and Worker's Compensation cases.
  • Integrate exercise programs for patients Write daily SOAP notes using electronic medical records
  • Experience with Electronic Medical records (EMR) Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Record patients treatment, response and progression with the use of electronic medical records for documentation.
  • Used the documentation system Clinicient Insight Electronical Medical Records.

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20. ROM
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Here's how ROM is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Directed rehabilitation programs with supervision from the physical therapist.
  • Treated patients under supervision who ranged from total hip replacement, total knee replacements, Strokes, Dementia, etc.
  • Treated a pediatric population ranging in age from 5 months to 13 years old with a variety of diagnoses.
  • Treat patients with developmental delay, scoliosis, down syndrome, autism, and cerebral palsy among other diagnoses
  • Transport patients to and from treatment areas, lifting and transferring them according to positioning requirements
  • Worked from May 2005 until November 2010 and then returned in October 2011 until present
  • Provide outpatient services to patients with multiple diagnoses' resulting from motor vehicle accidents.
  • Treated a variety of patients from pediatrics to geriatrics at the out-patient clinic.
  • Decreased waste and promoted cost effectiveness while maintaining safety and quality of care.
  • Earned respect from therapy staff as well as residents and nursing staff.
  • Progressed patients from low functioning levels to their highest level of potential.
  • Provide inpatient services to pulmonary patients most on or weaning from ventilators.
  • Worked with a vast amount of patients from Surgical MD's.
  • Implement treatment plan derived from the interpretation of the assessment.
  • Worked with variety of patients from orthopedics to strokes/head injuries.
  • Provided one-on-one care with clients while promoting client rapport.
  • Promote and maintain health by providing physical therapy services.
  • Participate in marketing to promote out patient services.
  • Helped patients recover from their injuries.
  • Engaged in motor function, neuromuscular, balance, and gait, sensory, psychosocial, and therapeutic exercises.

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21. Aquatic Therapy
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Here's how Aquatic Therapy is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Helped develop and managed Aquatic Therapy program and developed Arthritis Foundation Exercise classes offered at satellite locations for hospital.
  • Facilitate aquatic therapy including bilateral upper, lower extremity, and trunk strengthening/stretching and balance activities.
  • Assisted in the development of clinic programs including aquatic therapy, occupational therapy and gymnast rehabilitation
  • Provided aquatic therapy for patients with a variety of diagnoses under supervision of Physical Therapists.
  • Implemented aquatic therapy interventions and composed patient specific home exercise programs.
  • Supervised patients while performing aquatic therapy.
  • Assisted in treatment of: wounds, work hardening, brace fitting, aquatic therapy, and balance screening.
  • Treated geriatrics, adults, teenagers, and children in outpatient therapy as well as aquatic therapy.
  • Instructed patients in their aquatic therapy programs under the supervision of the physical therapist.
  • Carried out treatment plans directed by PT to include aquatic therapy as well.
  • Created and Instructed patients on aquatic therapy exercises to address their injury.
  • Provided aquatic therapy to those patients who met criteria for aquatic therapy.
  • Work hardening, aquatic therapy, outpatient orthopedics.
  • Trained in aquatic therapy based approach.
  • Adhered to rehab protocols when treating post surgical patients Assisted/monitored patients during aquatic therapy sessions
  • Treated a variety of patients, based on individual needs Provided aquatic therapy for all ages of patients, including pediatrics.
  • Provided orthopedic rehabilitation of shoulders, hips, knees and ankles * Instructor for aquatic therapy program
  • Performed aquatic therapy and used PWBing Gait and FES Bike equipment.
  • Assisted the Physical Therapist with patients when appropriate Participated in Aquatic Therapy Observed Physical Therapist's Initial examination and evaluation
  • Assited in Aquatic Therapy( Hydroworx, Standard pool) Computer documentation and filed all patient related activities

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22. Orthopedics
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Here's how Orthopedics is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Specialized in the treatment of Outpatient Orthopedics/Sports Medicine Rehabilitation with a diverse patient load ranging from adolescent to geriatric.
  • Experience with orthopedics, cerebral vascular accidents and neurological disorders.
  • Worked with patients with a variety of diagnosis including orthopedics, neurological, surgical and wound care in an acute care setting
  • Provided skilled physical therapy services to a wide population including: orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics and aquatics.
  • Learned and implemented a holistic manual-therapy approach to patient care focusing on women's health, orthopedics, and geriatrics.
  • Coordinated and led a wide range of therapeutic exercise practices for patients in the Geriatrics and Orthopedics units at hospitals.
  • Treated a variety of patients such as orthopedics, geriatrics, work comp, work conditioning and athletics.
  • Worked in an outpatient orthopedics setting with a variety of diagnoses under the supervision of a Physical Therapist.
  • Utilized throughout the critical care environment ranging from orthopedics, cardiac, pulmonary, and other health conditions.
  • Staff PTA in an outpatient orthopedics clinic for 1 year prior to promotion as Center Manager.
  • Expanded and honed rehabilitation skills, especially orthopedics, in an outpatient setting.
  • Worked in all areas, but mainly orthopedics.
  • Evaluate and treat patients of a variety of orthopedic and neurologic disorders with a focus on general orthopedics.
  • Home Health- 14 week assignment - Orthopedics, Neuro, cardiac rehab, fall precautions.
  • Treat multiple diagnosis: CVA, Orthopedics, MVA, general deconditioning, etc.
  • Full time Staff PTA in a busy outpatient orthopedics/sports medicine clinic.
  • Worked with patients presenting with both neurological and orthopedics needs.
  • Treated 60% lymphedema and 40% orthopedics.
  • worked in outpatient orthopedics, all age groups post-surgical extremity cases and treatments including manual therapy
  • Treated varied caseload of patients including; orthopedics, geriactrics, sports injuries, and neurologic rehabilitation.

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23. Functional Activities
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Here's how Functional Activities is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Instructed and assisted patients during treatment, exercise and functional activities; conferred with physical therapist regarding observations.
  • Provided excellent customer service while instructing in non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, and daily-living activities.
  • Assisted patients during therapeutic exercises and functional activities.
  • Worked with a multidisciplinary team allowing for consistent progress with all patients in all facets of functional activities and therapy.
  • Instruct, motivate, safeguard, or assist patients practicing exercises or functional activities, under direction of medical staff.
  • Safeguard, motivate, and assist patients practicing exercises and functional activities under direction of the physical therapist.
  • Utilize free weights, medicine ball, Wii, elastic bands, balance boards to improve functional activities.
  • Guided and educated patients on functional activities such as ambulation, transfers, ascending and descending stairs.
  • Provide patients with instruction and guidance in functional activities and exercise (including Pilates based exercise).
  • Instruct, motivate, safeguard and assist patients as they practice exercise and functional activities.
  • Instruct, motivate, safeguard, and assist patients with exercises or functional activities.
  • Assisted in gait training, stair climbing, muscle re-education, and functional activities.
  • Progress patient strength, endurance and balance with clinical exercises and functional activities.
  • Instruct, motivate and assist clients as they perform exercises or functional activities.
  • Treated pediatric patients to correct gait impairments with strengthening and functional activities.
  • Assisted patients as they practice exercises or functional activities.
  • Safeguard and assist in patient functional activities.
  • Enhance physical and functional activities.
  • Utilized therapeutic modalities, therapeutic activities, therapeutic exercises, and functional activities to improve patient functional mobility and increase comfort.
  • Administer therapeutic exercise, traction, and modalities Instruct, motivate, safeguard and assist patients practicing exercises and functional activities

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24. Parkinson
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  • Participated in targeted neurological programs for Parkinson's patients including LVST BIG, and local community support groups.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, CVA, paraplegia and numerous orthopedic injuries.
  • Experience treating chronic disorders, stroke, TBI, Parkinson s, OA, Spinal Cord injuries.
  • Case load emphasis included Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury, stroke, general debility.
  • Assisted in the Jupiter Medical Rehabilitation Center with Stroke, Parkinson s, Post-Surgery patients.
  • Helped conduct daily community fitness classes for stroke patients and Parkinson s Disease patients 160 hours
  • Worked with stroke patients, quadriplegics, Parkinson's patients, and total hip replacements.
  • Honed PNF techniques with Parkinson, Cerebral Vascular and MS patients.
  • Helped teach exercises during a weekly class for Parkinson's patients.
  • Effect of Dance on Parkinson's Disease In-service.
  • Led Parkinson's Exercise Group.
  • Worked with patients with Parkinson's disease, neuropathy, minor to severe dementia, and monitored vitals for respiratory patients.
  • Treated patients with Parkinson's Disease, Cerebrovascular Accidents, Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Congestive Heart Failure.
  • Experience working with patients with neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, mostly Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson's and autistic patients.
  • Gained experience with Parkinson's, stroke rehabilitation, orthopedics, vestibular disorders, and many other patient populations.
  • Provide treatment to patients consisting of various neurologic and psychiatric dysfunctions including Parkinson's, CVA's, Dementia.
  • Worked alongside patients with Cerebral Palsy, Huntington disease, Parkinson disease, and psychosocial diagnosis.
  • Worked primarily with geriatrics, including TKA, THA, Parkinson's, CVA's, etc..
  • Provide therapy for a variety of diagnoses including cancer and Parkinson's disease.
  • Experience with neurological patients; examples include CVAs, TBIs, MS, Parkinson's, and Spinal cord injuries.

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25. Balance Training
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Here's how Balance Training is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Directed and aided clients in therapeutic exercises, muscle reeducation, transfer training, functional gait and balance training.
  • Balance training is an integral of gait training, because you must establish good balance before you can walk.
  • Performed gait training, balance training, transfer training, WC mobility training, and bed mobility training.
  • Perform gait, transfers, balance training, stretching and strengthening techniques and patient education to geriatric patients.
  • Provide therapeutic exercise and activities, balance training, gait training, stretching, strengthening, and core strengthening
  • Educate patients and family members about home exercise programs, gait and balance training, and transfers.
  • Assisted and observed in taking vitals, guarding patients while ambulating, and strength/balance training
  • Implement functional strengthening, gait and balance training for assisted living and memory care patients
  • Organized and led educational seminars for balance training and fall prevention.
  • Instructed weekly wellness classes in brain fitness and balance training.
  • Performed gait and balance training for geriatric patients.
  • Administer gait and balance training.
  • Provide patients with proprioceptive and balance training along with education on maintaining gains once they have returned home.
  • Provided gait and balance training using the Lite Gait partial weight bearing treadmill training system.
  • Provide balance training to reduce the risk of falls and improve safety.
  • Provided balance training using measureable scales to show progress.
  • Treated and instructed patients in the use of ther-ex, balance training, manual techniques, and modalities.
  • Transfer and gait training Balance training Provided in-service education on objective measures in the skilled nursing setting
  • Focus of treatment consists of Gait training; balance training; vestibular/proprioception re-training.
  • Guided neurological patients in therapeutic activities, balance training, and neuromuscular re-education.

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26. POC
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Here's how POC is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Travel, home-health, implement treatment per POC, scheduling, documentation, communicate with all team members involved pt/client care.
  • Provided the highest of quality therapy inside a patients home or current residence, to reach goals set by the POC.
  • Assist PT with POC to maximize patient's outcomes; while maintaining a clean and safe working environment.
  • Attend weekly case conferences to discuss patient's progress and visits to adhere to POC and insurance guidelines.
  • Delivered POC written by physical therapist and implemented HEP's that supported each individual patient's needs.
  • Execute the POC setup by a Licensed PT to care for and treat multiple patients and diagnoses.
  • Document timely legible and efficient notes which are concise and pertinent to meet guidelines and follow POC.
  • Provided physical therapy to home health patients by following the POC set up by the Physical Therapist.
  • Assisted the PT with implementing the POC as part of a clinical experience.
  • Assisted physical Therapist with direct patient care following POC.
  • Developed treatment program based on PT evaluation and POC.
  • Implement POC activities per Diagnosis of patient.
  • Carried out patient treatments as set by the PT in the POC.
  • Incorporate POC under supervision of a Physical Therapist in a home healthcare setting.
  • Treat in an out patient setting following supervising PTs POC.
  • Facilitated treatment plans within the POC.
  • Provide ther-ex, PROM and balance programs, per POC.
  • Provide therapeutic exercises/activities, modalities, neuro re-ed as appropriate per POC to help patient regain functional independence.
  • Skilled Nursing Facility HUR equipment training Weekly reports, POC review, and Multidisciplinary team approach
  • Well rounded experience with ICU/trauma/Neuro & speciality surgeries with each Patient POC

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27. E-Stim
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Here's how E-Stim is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Range of motion, e-stim, ultrasound, cold packs, soft tissue massage as well as aquatic therapy PT interventions.
  • Applied E-Stim and ultrasound to patients to increase tissue healing, muscle re-education, etc.
  • Instruct patients in strength training, E-stim, and range of motion exercises.
  • Provided massage, ultrasound, e-stim, and taught stretches and exercises to patients
  • Completed wound care treatments using Infrared, US, or E-stim equipment.
  • Utilized US, e-stim, bracing, and standing frame.
  • Performed wound care using US, or E-stim equipment.
  • Applied e-stim and ultrasound for spasticity and tone management
  • Use of various modalities (U/S, E-Stim, Massage, Traction, Hot/Cold Packs) in addition to Therapeutic exercises/activities.
  • Performed modalities such as ultrasound, e-stim, hot/cold packs and manual therapy to return patient to prior level of function.
  • Utilized modalities in treatment including US, e-stim, diathermy, and hot/cold packs when appropriate and within plan of care.
  • Use of modalities including ultrasound, E-Stim, and traction as outlined in the patient's plan of care.
  • Performed modalities including use of ultrasound, e-stim, and hot and cold packs.
  • Applied modalities such as ultra sound, E-Stim, cold/hot packs.
  • Implemented modalities such as ultrasound and e-stim during treatment.
  • Perform US, E-Stim, TENS, Anodyne, CPM and Massage modalities.
  • Use of various therapeutic modalities, including: e-stim, ultrasound, iontophoresis, soft-tissue manipulation, and aquatic therapy.
  • Provide treatment under the supervision of a Physical Therapist in a SNF setting.. Modalities used, E-Stim and Diathermy.
  • Trained in patient safety protocol and clinical notes CPR Certified Trained in E-Stim and Ultrasound Administration
  • Full time PTA in long term care facility Modalities utilized: E-Stim, Ultrasound, cryotherapy, moist heat

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28. Vital Signs
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Here's how Vital Signs is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Documented all vital signs of patients according to facility schedule and information regarding their progress and medical condition.
  • Monitor vital signs and communicate critical information with doctor offices.
  • Monitored patients' vital signs during therapy intervention.
  • Assisted physician with examinations, obtained and recorded vital signs, administered adult injections, EKG's and obtained lab specimens.
  • Measure patients' range-of-joint motion, body parts, and vital signs to determine effects of treatments or for patient evaluations.
  • Measure patients ROM, body parts and vital signs to determine effects of treatment and information on patient evaluations.
  • Interview patients to obtain medical information and measured their vital signs, weight, and height.
  • Monitor patients during therapy session which may include monitoring vital signs and make assessments concerning progress.
  • Identified and properly documented therapy treatment, progress, pain levels, and vital signs.
  • Measure patients' joint range-of-motion, and vital signs to determine effects of treatments.
  • Measured patient's range-of-joint motion and vital signs to determine effects of their treatment.
  • Monitored client's vital signs manually to ensure safety during treatment.
  • Monitor vital signs prior to skilled physical therapy and following treatment.
  • Monitored vital signs, such as blood pressure and pulse.
  • Educated and motivate patients and monitor vital signs.
  • Monitor patient vital signs and response to treatment.
  • Performed vital signs for patients.
  • Execute resident care plan, provide therapy, vital signs, and sugar blood level testing EL RANCHO VISTA CARE CENTER
  • Measured ROM, monitored vital signs to determine effects of treatments and document /record information in a timely manner.
  • Instruct and demonstrate therapeutic exercises Vital signs monitoring Gait training

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29. Body Mechanics
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Here's how Body Mechanics is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Design and implement body mechanics program for physicians and nurses and presents biweekly to incoming prospective joint replacement candidates.
  • Educated patients and caregivers in proper body mechanics and safety awareness for transfers and home exercise programs.
  • Assist with in-services for Nursing/Restorative nursing staff regarding body mechanics and individual treatment programs.
  • Emphasized home program development and body mechanics training.
  • Educated family/caregivers on proper body mechanics and safety.
  • Educated patients on proper body mechanics/techniques.
  • Upgrade daily work task assignments, monitor body mechanics, and participate in providing group activities and educational components.
  • Educate nursing staff and caregivers on proper body mechanics to prevent back injuries while taking care of patients.
  • Present annual Lifting & Body Mechanics in-services to nursing & non-nursing staff and during new hire orientation.
  • Trained hundreds of nurses and patient care technicians on caregiver body mechanics and safe patient mobility.
  • Instruct patients on proper technique and body mechanics to facilitate safe functional independence.
  • Staff body mechanics trainer for all new hires and employee annual training.
  • Instruct patients in gait, postural, body mechanics and balance activities.
  • Provided Body Mechanics classes for patients returning to work.
  • Served as body mechanics leader for facility.
  • Instructed in proper body mechanics.
  • Instruct patient in therapeutic exercise, home program, body mechanics, assistive device usage, home cervical traction devices.
  • Educate patients on proper body mechanics, use of assistive devices, etc.
  • Trained healthcare professionals on safe body mechanics to decrease work related injuries.
  • body mechanics, transfer training, ordered supplies for clinic.

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30. Joint Replacements
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Here's how Joint Replacements is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Total Joint Replacements /Conservative Treatment for all injuries/joints and populations/PROM - Manual Therapy
  • Worked in an outpatient Physical Therapy clinic dealing with orthopedic joint replacements, Sports Injuries from a wide range of ages.
  • Home health physical therapy provided for mainly the geriatric population; general debility, total joint replacements, and balance impairments.
  • Worked with patients who had acute & chronic medical conditions as well as joint replacements, cardiac disease, pulmonary disease.
  • Completed 240 hours as a student physical therapist assistant in an in-patient environment with an emphasis on joint replacements.
  • Worked with patients with joint replacements, fractures, pain, strokes, falls, and weaknesses.
  • Case load emphasis included total joint replacements, various knee and ankle pathology, low back pain.
  • Handled scheduling and delivering treatments to variety of orthopedic cases with major focus on joint replacements.
  • Perform gait training and balance activities with patients recovering from joint replacements and strokes.
  • Treated various joint replacements, CVA'a, amputees, and complex fractures.
  • Helped teach post-op class for patients receiving joint replacements.
  • Facilitated outpatient physical therapy for patients with joint replacements, reconstructive surgery and chronic pain and balance disorders.
  • Treated a broad spectrum of neural and orthopedic conditions including spinal cord injuries, joint replacements, and Parkinson 's disease.
  • Worked with patients with various diagnosis consisting of orthopedic injuries, CVA, alzheimers, joint replacements, and various debilities.
  • Treated various types of patients such as TBI, strokes, amputees, joint replacements, and cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Work with residents with a variety of diagnosis from total joint replacements, general weakness, i.e.
  • Treated patients suffering from CVAs, debility and other orthopedic complications including joint replacements and fractures.
  • Joint replacements, fibro myalgia, low back pain, scoliosis, overuse syndromes, youths, Medicare.
  • Total Joint Replacements, Parkinson's disease Dx, Stroke victims, etc.)
  • Worked with orthopaedic injuries, elective joint replacements, trauma and neuro population.

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31. Pain Management
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Here's how Pain Management is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Focus of treatment is manual therapy and Mulligans Mobilizations with movement for improvement in mobility and pain management.
  • Specialized in outpatient rehabilitation - sports medicine, orthopedic, neurological, aquatics, and pain management.
  • Provided physical therapy and pain management treatments for a variety of adult geriatric patients.
  • Educate patient in all aspects of the rehabilitation model, chronic pain management, body mechanics training and healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Range of motion, and pain management to the geriatric population with orthopedic, neurological and cardiac needs.
  • Produced educational classes; taught Mind-Body & nutrition & posture classes for the Pain Management Program.
  • Conducted the use of physical agents on clients to facilitate pain management and tissue healing.
  • Assisted with pain management, muscle strengthening and over all functional mobility.
  • Pain Management Core Program Trainer with Aegis Therapies.
  • Created work hardening and pain management programs.
  • Complete range of Physical Therapy Expertise: Orthopedic Cardiac Stroke Neurological Pain Management Musculoskletal
  • Apply neuromuscular developmental treatment and pain management techniques with orthopedic patients.
  • Perform pain management therapy utilizing various modalities.
  • Assist Physical Therapist in patient care duties including: exercise instruction, pain management, and improve injuries pre-surgery and post-surgery.
  • Administered treatment sessions to 10 patients per day for pain management, muscle weakness, balance issues, and neuromuscular re-education.
  • Do have some experience with various modalities for pain management.
  • Program Champion for Pain Management and Falls and Balance.
  • Performed with the use of modalities for pain management.
  • Provided pain management using modalities including E-stim ultrasound and hot/cold packs.
  • worked in a Hospital - Utah Valley RMC worked in an outpatient Clinics in CA including Pain Management Clinic in TX

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32. Daily Living
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Here's how Daily Living is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Provided therapy to geriatric population to promote independence, mobility, and flexibility for activities of daily living.
  • Instruct patients and caregivers/family in home exercise programs, safety education and activities of daily living.
  • Helped patients with neurological deficits/conditions improve gait and activities of daily living.
  • Instruct and perform correct body mechanics and proper lifting techniques while on the job, or with activities of daily living.
  • Focused treatments on activities of daily living, with an emphasis on balance, gait, endurance, and strength.
  • Instructed patients in active and passive exercises, muscle re-education, gait and functional training and activities of daily living.
  • Instructed and assisted patients in proper exercise techniques to help improve gait, posture and activities of daily living.
  • Communicate evaluation findings, treatment program and guidance in daily living to patients, family and other team members.
  • Trained patients in gait training, transfers, bed mobility, strengthening exercises and activities of daily living.
  • Instruct, motivate, and assist patients to learn and improve functional and daily living activities.
  • Assisted in evaluation of patient function during activities of daily living, ambulation, and transfers.
  • Treated and educated patients in strength gain, pain reduction, activities of daily living.
  • Helped patients with bed mobility, transfers, ambulation and activities of daily living skills.
  • Provided all daily living tasks to enhance quality of life for elderly patients.
  • Assisted patients in activities that increased functional abilities and activities of daily living.
  • Retrained patients in daily living activities to return to normal function.
  • Assisted patients with activities of daily living as needed.
  • Assisted dementia residents with activities of daily living.
  • Provide training / education for patients and their caregivers prior to their return back to Activities of daily living.
  • Provided gait training, exercise, activities of daily living, home exercise programs, balance exercises.

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  • Utilized effective communication skills with TBI population.
  • Provide exceptional rehabilitate care to a wide variety of ailments such as CVA, orthopedic, TBI, and balance patients
  • Restored function and prevented disability for patients recovering from TBI, CVA, joint replacement and loss of limb.
  • Provided treatment to Adult and Pediatric patients in SNF, General Rehab, Spinal Cord and TBI units.
  • Assist the Physical Therapist in carrying out the plan of care in a TBI and out patient setting
  • Provided inpatient physical therapy for total hip replacement, falls, TBI and stroke patients.
  • Provide therapeutic interventions to stroke, orthopedic and TBI patients in hospital setting.
  • Treat Stroke, TBI, Spinal Cord and orthopedic short-term patients.
  • Treated various TBI and SCI patients.
  • Assisted Stroke/TBI floor as needed.
  • Home health treating a range of diagnosis (TBI, stroke, geriatric, etc.)
  • Skilled care nursing facility with exposure to therapeutic treatments involving patients diagnosed with MS, PD, TBI, and dementia.
  • Assist in adaptive sports for TBI population including kayaking, skiing, volleyball, and special olympics training.
  • Staff Physical Therapist Assistant providing rehab to neuro, TBI, Long-term care, and outpatient populations.
  • Experience with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, gross motor developmental delays, and TBI.
  • Helped rehabilitate patients with stroke, MS, TBI, orthopedics, and MVAs.
  • Treated various pathologies from TBI s, RSD, Sherman s Disease, and a C1 fracture.
  • Treated diagnoses such as CP, SCI, TBI, intellectual/developmental delays, and Spina Bifida.
  • Worked with Med Waiver Clients with CP, Muscular Dystrophy, Guillan Barre Syndrome, Porencephaly Cyst and TBI.
  • Gained experience in working with amputations, prostheses, CVAs, TBIs, SCIs, tracheotomies and burns.

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Here's how Direct Supervision is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Carried out treatment for assigned patients as determined by the evaluating Physical Therapist under direct supervision.
  • Performed various Physical Therapy interventions under the direct supervision of a PTA clinical instructor.
  • Worked under direct supervision of physical therapist to provide therapy interventions in a skilled setting
  • Worked under direct supervision of Physical Therapist in manual therapy private practice.
  • Direct supervision over physical therapy Aides.
  • Provided physical therapy services as a member of a therapy team under direct supervision of a DPT in an out-patient facility.
  • Treat a wide variety of out-patient diagnoses, athletes to elderly, under the direct supervision of a skilled Physical Therapist.
  • Completed a six week student affiliation under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist at an outreach and outpatient facility.
  • Obtained an accumulation of ~40 hours of clinical experience under the direct supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant.
  • Assisted with treatments using McKenzie method to low back pain patients under direct supervision of supervising Physical Therapist.
  • Completed an ASIA data collection on a SCI patient with direct supervision from the Physical Therapist.
  • Received own case load, under the direct supervision of the head Physical Therapist.
  • Perform a variety of duties under the direct supervision of the physical therapist.
  • Implemented Plan of Care under the direct supervision of the physical therapist.
  • Direct supervision and training Rehab Techs.
  • Managed a sizeable patient caseload under direct supervision of licensed Physical Therapists.
  • Skilled Nursing Facility Progressed and regressed patients in Physical Therapist's plan of care with direct supervision from treating PT.
  • Utilize modalities in treatment under direct supervision of a PT.
  • Provide physical therapy to post acute orthopaedic and skilled nursing patients under direct supervision of a PT.
  • Worked under the direct supervision of Lead Chemist, Edyth Malin.

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Here's how Alzheimer is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Assist patients with decreased cognition/dementia and Alzheimer's disease; provided rehabilitation services to orthopedic and cardiopulmonary patients.
  • Provided behavioral/emotional support and therapeutic intervention for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.
  • Developed adaptations to treatment approaches for Alzheimer's/dementia patients.
  • Developed skills to manage geriatric cases involving Stroke, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Cardiac, Total Knee and Hip surgeries.
  • Managed patients in assisted living, independent living, outpatient, home health, skilled nursing facility and Alzheimer unit.
  • Provided treatment for number of disease processes such as Alzheimer's, cerebral palsy, MR, Parkinson's disease.
  • Provided Physical Therapy in a Skill Nursing Facility (Long term-care setting) working with Alzheimer's/dementia patients.
  • Treated patients with various diagnosis such as Alzheimer's, Dementia, and with Emotional/Behavioral/Physical Disabilities.
  • Gained excellent experience treating Alzheimer's, dementia, and psychologically disabled patients.
  • Treated patient with Alzheimer's, Dementia, cardiac and orthopedic conditions.
  • Attend weekly educational meetings focused on the treatment for Dementia/Alzheimer's patients.
  • Worked in 2 skilled nursing facilities including an Alzheimer's unit.
  • Worked with both dementia and Alzheimer patients on a regular basis
  • Gained experience working with patients with Alzheimer and dementia.
  • Experience with dealing with Dementia and Alzheimer s patients.
  • Coordinated annual Alzheimer's Walk-A-Thon.
  • Skilled Nursing Facility * Extensive experience with Alzheimer/Dementia therapy interventions & fall prevention programs
  • Participate in therapeutic treatment of patients with Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, dementia, and strokes.
  • Worked extensively with neuro patients; TBI, SCI and progressive diseases Alzheimer's, PD.
  • Full time Physical Therapy Assistant at Heartlands assisted and independent living as well as Columbia Somerford Place Alzheimer's center.

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37. OT
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Here's how OT is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Completed daily medical progress notes detailing patient's performance and progress and communications with interdisciplinary medical professionals about patient issues.
  • Planned and administered a range of treatments and therapeutic exercise programs involving active and passive ranges of motion and muscle reeducation.
  • Motivate people to regain their strength, get out of bed, and walk again after an illness or injury.
  • Performed therapy in a Long Term Acute Hospital comprehensively documenting notes, collaborate with physicians, nurses and discharge planners.
  • Provided comprehensive training in PT techniques to nursing and other medical personnel as well as family members of patients
  • Co-treated with other disciplines such as occupational and speech therapy, and assisted with discharge notes.
  • Observed the protocol for new patient evaluation, as well as documentation of paper work.
  • Prepared hot packs, ice bags, and set up therapy machines for physical therapists.
  • Instruct patients and/or caregivers in home exercise programs, range of motion, and positioning.
  • Perform manual therapies such as joint mobilization to return patients to full range of motion.
  • Fix: doors, windows, roofs, and other miscellaneous odd job duties.
  • Use of hot/cold therapies, tins units, ultra sounds stretching and aquatic routines.
  • Completed daily progress notes detailing patient's performance and progress.
  • Assessed range of motion, strength, and safety.
  • Complete required paperwork and progress notes.
  • Position required rotating Saturday for acute inpatients and flexibility to assist with acute and subacute inpatients during the week as necessary.
  • Instructed patients in the safe and effective use of pulleys, weights, inclined surfaces and other equipment.
  • Performed therapeutic exercise, gait and stair training, balance activities, patient and family education Documented daily notes
  • Maintained a clean environment for both patients and PTs.
  • Implemented interventions for Total Knee Arthroplasty, Total Hip Arthroplasty.

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38. Massage Therapy
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Here's how Massage Therapy is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Performed ultrasound, electrical stimulation, massage therapy, and therapeutic exercises.
  • Program Director of the physical therapist assistant and Massage Therapy Certification Programs.
  • Performed massage therapy, stretching and strengthening techniques, patient education, documentation
  • Perform quality massage therapy sessions.
  • Provided massage therapy, applied hot pads, range of motion exercises, and walked patients receiving care.
  • Executed therapeutic exercises, massage therapy, gate training, torn tendon rehab, TKA/THA/TAA rehabilitation.
  • Learned massage therapy techniques, how to create home exercise programs and write SOAP notes.
  • Implemented effective Massage therapy treatment plans for all specific nerve injuries.
  • Perform massage therapy on patients with muscular contractions.
  • Provided individualized treatments using modalities, such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, massage therapy and stretching/strengthening exercises.
  • Performed Neuromuscular electrical stimulation, manual lumbar traction, massage therapy, and rehabilitating exercises for the patients.
  • Assisted in patient's treatment using ROM, PNF, massage therapy, whirlpool, E stim and mobilizations.
  • Implement therapeutic exercises, gate training, modalities, massage therapy and aquatic therapy.
  • Work with patients using manual therapy, massage therapy, and other modalities.
  • present: Self Employed Massage Therapy, South Portland, ME.
  • Administered electrical modalities, massage therapy, and monitored patients on exercise equipments.
  • Home Care Massage Therapy Therapeutic Exercise
  • Performed various physical therapy modalities Promoted the health and wellness benefits to clients receiving massage therapy on a regular basis.
  • Performed massage therapy and applied modalities (i.e.
  • Provided Therapies such as: Electrotherapy Chryotherapy Ultrasound Therapy Hydrotherapy Exersize Range of Motion Massage Therapy

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39. Soft Tissue
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Here's how Soft Tissue is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted physical therapists with patient care including soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, traction, ultrasound and electrical stimulation
  • Participated in soft tissue mobilization.
  • Use correct manual techniques for soft tissue mobilization and manual therapy including passive stretching and active/passive range of motion.
  • Instructed patients in therapeutic exercise, performed soft tissue mobilization and joint mobilization to decrease pain and increase ROM.
  • Performed manual treatment with joint and soft tissue mobilization, and prescribed exercises according to plan of care.
  • Work extensively with total joints and knee replacements employing soft tissue manipulation.
  • Perform joint and soft tissue mobilizations for surgeries and chronic injuries.
  • Use of soft tissue mobilization and manual stretching for symptom management.
  • Performed soft tissue mobilization on the back, arms and legs.
  • Perform joint and soft tissue mobilizations on patients when necessary.
  • Provided thermal packs to persons with soft tissue injuries.
  • Experienced in joint mobilization and soft tissue techniques.
  • Treat patients with soft tissue and manual techniques.
  • Perform soft tissue manual techniques.
  • Accomplished in Soft tissue Massage/Myofacial release techniques
  • Performed PROM, goniometry measurements, soft tissue manipulation, manual traction, joint mobilization, and gait training.
  • Performed Maitland joint mobilizations as well as soft tissue massage.
  • Perform Graston Technique for treating soft tissue injuries.
  • Perform modalities, stretching, soft tissue mobilization, and assisted patients with therapeutic exercise and neuromuscular reeducation.
  • Performed joint mobilizations, modalities, therapeutic exercises, lymph drainage, and soft tissue mobilization with a diverse patient population.

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40. Electronic Documentation
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Here's how Electronic Documentation is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Utilized electronic documentation system for patient documentation and interdisciplinary team communication.
  • Maintained daily electronic documentation requirements.
  • Managed the development of clinicians by acclimating them to patient management through daily electronic documentation and expanding clinical skill application.
  • Provide daily and weekly electronic documentation to the specifications and standards of Medicare and other major insurance providers.
  • Experienced in working with a variety of electronic documentation systems.
  • File and submit all patient related activities with electronic documentation.
  • Demonstrated efficiency in electronic documentation systems (OptimisPT).
  • Completed electronic documentation and billing on daily basis.
  • Complete electronic documentation and billing on all patients.
  • Used electronic documentation to transmit notes timely.
  • Well versed in electronic documentation using Systems4PT.
  • Experience using the electronic documentation system LeonardoMD.
  • Experienced in working with electronic documentation.
  • Performed electronic documentation with daily notes, weekly progress reports, and billing.
  • Provided physical therapy treatment to geriatric patient population in ALF setting Completed daily electronic documentation
  • Experience working with electronic documentation and scheduling; Medigraph.
  • Treat patients with traumatic brain injuries in a home health setting Provide daily electronic documentation of treatment and quarterly reports.
  • Trained to work with electronic documentation; ITC Webcare.
  • Trained to work with electronic documentation; Casamba.
  • Implement plan of care for orthopedic and neurological patients Provide patient care in skilled nursing facilities Maintain electronic documentation

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41. Myofascial Release
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Here's how Myofascial Release is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Provided myofascial release/manual therapy to orthopedic, trauma and pain management patients
  • Perform manual cervical and lumbar traction, soft tissue and deep tissue massage, myofascial release and trigger point therapy.
  • Performed direct patient care as a Myofascial Release Therapist to help patients uncover the emotions trapped within their connective tissue.
  • Perform manual techniques such as myofascial release techniques, joint mobilizations, as well as trigger point massage.
  • Trained in manual therapy skills such as MET, Strain Counter Strain techniques, Myofascial release.
  • Administered manual therapy techniques including soft tissue, myofascial release, and joint mobilizations.
  • Learned and practiced manual therapy techniques such as myofascial release.
  • Treated patients with chronic pain syndromes using Myofascial Release techniques.
  • Introduced to myofascial release and manual lymphatic drainage techniques.
  • Utilized manual therapy techniques including Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy and joint mobilization.
  • Performed therapeutic treatments, modalities, manual therapy, therapeutic massage, and myofascial release as instructed by the Physical Therapist.
  • Acquired insight into many special techniques including: Strain-Counterstrain, Myofascial Release, Cranio-sacral Therapy, and Muscle Energy Technique.
  • Developed an interest in Myofascial Release, consulting under a PT who specialized in John Barne's techniques.
  • Furthered my abilities as well as new treatments such as Graston treatments, myofascial release and mobilizations.
  • Performed manual techniques of myofascial release and use of modalities, while assisting the physical therapist.
  • Perform a variety of manual therapy techniques, including myofascial release and Maitland techniques.
  • Utilized manual techniques of Myofascial release, Craniosacral to improve clients quality of life.
  • Range of Motion Physical Therapy Specializing in Myofascial Release and Deep Tissue Massage.
  • Focused on interscapular strengthening, suboccipital release, myofascial release, general strengthening and conditioning.
  • Exposed to a variety of manual techniques, including Feldenkrais, muscle energy technique, craniosacral therapy, and myofascial release.

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42. Quality Care
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Here's how Quality Care is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Provided quality care for residents tailored to their unique living environment.
  • Work closely with other health care professionals in the nursing home to provide quality care for residents in a teamwork manner.
  • Continue delivery of high quality care within three avenues of standard patient care: sub-acute, short-term care and long-term care.
  • Provided quality care and encouraged patients to reach their highest level of function in preparation of discharge into the community.
  • Communicate effectively with Dr's and other disciplines regarding current status, progress and services to provide quality care.
  • Delivered quality care to patients with an array of pathological conditions in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Interacted with families, nursing, rehabilitation staff and other medical providers on providing quality care.
  • Help to increase patient list from 14/day to 22/day while maintaining quality care and patient satisfaction.
  • Provided quality care as a Physical Therapist Assistant under the supervision of a Physical Therapist.
  • Worked as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide quality care to a geriatric population.
  • Manage high volume caseload, meet productivity goals while providing quality care to patients.
  • Work as a team player to provide efficient, quality care.
  • Provided quality care by building relationships with each patient.
  • Maintain optimal quality care at all times.
  • Provided quality care to the patients.
  • Deliver quality care and treatment of patients with various therapeutic exercises, modalities and techniques.
  • staff I was able to provide our patients with quality care and demonstrate positive outcomes.
  • Scheduled patients and managed time to deliver high quality care in an efficient manner.
  • Provide highest quality care to patients and family within a SNF setting.
  • FULL TIME (OUTPATIENT/ SUBACUTE INPATIENT/ LTC) Deliver quality care to medically complex patients, and patients with cognitive deficits.

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43. MDS
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Here's how MDS is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Establish and track RUG categories, as well as work with MDS coordinator in order to ensure efficient billing.
  • Care plan meetings with DON, MDS, Social Worker, and residents and their families.
  • Followed MDS 3.0 guidelines with understanding of rug Levels for facility and Rehab department reimbursement.
  • Detailed documentation for Medicare, Medicaid, MDS, CO-57's and patient profiles.
  • Communicated Daily with MDS Staff to set RUG Levels during Multi-Disciplinary Meetings.
  • Managed time effectively to ensure compliance with Medicare MDS guidelines.
  • Worked closely with MDS coordinator in monitoring of RUG levels.
  • Assist administrator with MDS and staff schedules.
  • Experience with MDS and RUGS management.
  • Input data for computerized MDS books.
  • Plan RUG categories with MDS coordinator.
  • Monitored RUG levels with MDS coordinator.
  • Assisted with MDS and billing.
  • Communicated with MDs, DPT, RN, STNA and other medical professionals concerning patient status, progress and continued services needs
  • Conduct inservices to other therapy staff members on RUG systems, medicare billing and completion of MDS forms.
  • Communicated with MDs, RPT and other medical professionals concerning patient status, progress and needs.
  • Attended rounds and communicated patient information with nursing staff, therapists, and MDs.
  • Coordinated and attended marketing meeting with local MDs.
  • Interacted with multiple PTs, RNs, MDs on a daily basis, while providing PT to a varied patient population.
  • Communicated regularly with MDs, PAs, and Social Services in weekly multi-disciplinary rehab meetings.

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44. Chronic Illnesses
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Here's how Chronic Illnesses is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted with follow-up visits managing chronic illnesses including hypertension and diabetes.
  • Included applying direct patient care, coordinating clinical services, and educating patients / caregivers regarding safety and managing chronic illnesses.
  • Tended to patients with chronic illnesses.

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45. ADL
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Here's how ADL is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted in maximizing residents quality of life with Therapy Screens to identify any decline or improvement of ADL skills.
  • Focus on spinal cord injuries, strokes, orthopedic, dementia, functional training in ADL's.
  • Rewarded for ability to stay on task and meet deadlines; using time efficiently.
  • Applied PT intervention during ADL activities such as bathing, dressing, and toileting.
  • Provided patients with functional training and bed mobility to facilitate independence with ADL.
  • Care provided with geriatric population to increase ADL's and maximize function.
  • Implemented B LE strengthening and stretching exercise routines to improve ADL function.
  • Provide gait, balance, and functional training for ADL purposes.
  • Teach generalized safety with ADL's and independent living.
  • Manage billing, scheduling and training while meeting deadlines.
  • Handled daily documentation and billing on deadline.
  • Assist post surgical Pt's with Ambulation, Balance, and ADL's
  • Conduct therapeutic activities to improve functional strength and mobility for increased independence with ADLs.
  • Gained experience with the geriatric population to improve ADL's, cardiac function, muscular strength, and neuropathies.
  • Help patients modify home activities, ADLs, and transfer for safety with injury.
  • Utilize and instructed patient on reason behind therapy and benefits towards there ADLs.
  • Educated patient/caregiver in Home Exercise Program and safety through home ADLs.
  • Progressed patients in functional ADL's Educated patients on treatment and safety Assisted with pool therapy three times a week
  • Assist in evaluation of patients ADLs, capabilities and limitation.
  • Skilled nursing treatments including therapeutic exercise, gait training, neuromuscular re-education, wound care, massage, balance/proprioception and ADLs.

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46. ICU
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Here's how ICU is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Instructed Restorative Aides and prepared their curriculum for maintaining patient functional level achieved with skilled treatments.
  • Reassured and supported patients inhibited by cognitive difficulties and fear-based hesitation with transfers and ambulation.
  • Contributed in the development of building curriculum for special education students with vocational interests.
  • Assisted therapists and treatment of patients in acute setting including cardiac, Orthopedics, trauma, TBI, and ICU.
  • Worked with long term acute rehab patients and ICU patients with an extensive variety of diagnose.
  • Hospitalized patients in the neonatal and pediatric areas (NICU/PICU) and Cardiovascular Intensive regular rooms.
  • Informed therapist regarding any patient complaints, difficulty with treatment, or change in status.
  • Communicated progress and/or difficulties with other therapy staff, case managers, and supervisors.
  • Performed admissions, consults, ICU discharges, and rounds at 4 urban hospitals.
  • Provide intervention to individuals admitted in ICU, Cardiac patient and neurological patient.
  • Inform the therapist if patients are experiencing difficulty with the treatment.
  • Work with patients in ICU, PCU and Recovery Room.
  • Modified activities to increase or decrease difficulty for patient.
  • Assigned to difficult, behavioral and memory impaired patients.
  • Assisted nursing staff during difficult and complicated transfers.
  • Experience with Cardiac, Neuro, ICU, ICU-Step Down, Orthopedic, Rehab, Transitional Care, and Renal Units.
  • Treated patients in Med Surge, Oncology, PCU, ICU, Neuro, Stoke, Cardiopulmonary and Transplant Unit.
  • Skilled in inpatient ICU, pediatrics and post cardiothoracic surgery patients.
  • Experience with SCI, BI, ortho, ICU, acute and step down patients.
  • Administer physical therapy treatment to patients in Neuro/ICU, Ortho/Trauma, Med Surgery, Cardiac and Transplant settings.

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47. Cold Packs
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Here's how Cold Packs is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Learned skills of utilization of physical therapy agents such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, hot and cold packs.
  • Provide patients with exercises, massages, electrical stimulation, hot and cold packs and various other assigned duties.
  • Provided patients with exercise, electrical stimulation, paraffin baths, hot and cold packs, and ultra sound.
  • Wrapped them with hot packs at the beginning of their appointments, and cold packs when they were finished.
  • Assisted patients in scheduled treatments such as paraffin baths, hydrotherapy, and hot and cold packs.
  • Utilized electrical stimulation, heat packs and cold packs as well as paraffin baths.
  • Set up 50+ patient's daily with hot or cold packs and Electrical Stimulation.
  • Provided hands-on treatments including massage, ultrasound, electrical stimulation and hot/cold packs.
  • Prepared hot parks, cold packs, treating patient with electrical stimulation.
  • Apply hot/cold packs and perform soft tissue mobilization.
  • Apply hot and cold packs.
  • Operated electrical stimulatory technology and prepared hot and cold packs for multiple patients.
  • Monitored balance, coordination, gait training, massage therapy, modalities, hot/cold packs, and sterilization.
  • Performed electrical neuromuscular stimulation for CVA, SWD for non-surgical hip fracture and hot/cold packs for pain management.
  • Apply necessary modalities including ultrasound, electrical stimulation, laser, paraffin, and hot/cold packs.
  • Utilized therapeutic modalities including: ultrasound, electrical stimulation, hot and cold packs.
  • Use of modalities like ultrasound, electrical stimulation, hot/cold packs for pain management.
  • Utilize modalities including electric stimulation, ultrasound, diathermy, hot/cold packs.
  • Apply and monitor modalities such as hot/cold packs, electrical stimulation, ultrasound and iontophoresis.
  • Administered modalities to patients including ultrasound, HVGS, Interferential, Lontopheresis, and hot and cold packs.

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48. Restore Function
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Here's how Restore Function is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Performed skilled therapeutic interventions to help restore function.
  • Used treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability of patients.
  • Treat patients to relieve pain, develop and restore function, and maintain maximum performance using appropriate physical therapy treatments.
  • Handled services that help to restore functioning, reduce pain, improve mobility and help to prevent physical disabilities.
  • Provided skilled physical therapy services to the geriatric population in an effort to promote independence and restore function.
  • Assisted patients with physical movements to help restore function by increasing strength, endurance, and balance.
  • Restore function for patient and prevent/lessen disabilities following disease, illness, or profound injury.
  • Help work to restore function, improve mobility, and decrease pain with the goal.
  • Utilized a variety of treatment techniques and exercises to restore function and reduce pain.
  • Assisted patients with physical movements to help restore function and lessen pain and disability.
  • Treat patient's to develop and restore function and maintain maximum performance.
  • Restore function for patients and prevent/lessen disabilities caused by disease or injury.
  • Worked one-on-one to help restore function and reduce pain.
  • Stroke rehabilitation to restore function after a stroke.
  • Instructed patient on HEP to further restore function.
  • Followed post-surgical protocols under the direction of the physical therapist to restore function to pre-surgery levels.
  • Home Health and Rehabilitation services Focusing treatments to restore function and maintain independent living
  • Provided treatments to reduce/eliminate pain and restore function based on the patients goals and the PTs POC.
  • Administered a broad range of modalities to patients to help restore function.
  • Provide staff/patient/family education Use all aspects of Physical Therapy to restore functional mobility Conducted ongoing patient functional assessments.

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49. Copd
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Here's how Copd is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Treat patients with variety of diagnosis including, s/p orthopedic surgeries, C.V.A., pneumonia, COPD, and general weakness.
  • Treated 6-8 patients per day ages 50+: Dementia, Parkinson's, CVA, COPD, other neurological disorders
  • Treat a wide spread category of patients from Orthopedics, Heart Failure, COPD, generalized weakness and more.
  • Skilled nursing facility, evenings and weekend, cardiac rehabilitation, COPD training, and family education.
  • Skilled Nursing- treated CVA, COPD, TKA and CHF patients, presented in-service on PNF technique
  • Experience treating diverse medical conditions including Alzheimer's, CVA, COPD, Dementia and Diabetes.
  • Treated inpatient population including orthopedic, CVA, COPD, MS, PD
  • Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses, including COPD and asthma.
  • Rehabilitated clients with various medical conditions:deconditioning, COPD, Post TKA and THA, Alzheimer's, etc.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's and COPD.
  • Treated patients with total joint replacement, CVA, COPD, dementia.
  • Provided physical therapy for CVA, amputation, prosthetics and COPD.
  • Provide rehabilitation for COPD patients * Prepare treatment plan for musculoskeletal injuries based on evaluation.

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50. Multiple Sclerosis
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Here's how Multiple Sclerosis is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Worked with patients diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and Cardiovascular Accidents.
  • Worked with neurologically involved patients such as CVA, Parkinson s and Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Assist Clients dealing with different levels of multiple sclerosis.
  • Sample diagnosis treated include: Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Above/Below Knee amputations; Spinal Cord Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • treated patients with variety of conditions such as Parkinson's, & Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Rehabilitated neurologically impaired patients, specifically: Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons .
  • CARE EXPERIENCE Stroke, Orthopedics, Vestibular, Multiple Sclerosis, Work Conditioning, Amputations

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20 Most Common Skills For A Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapy

27.2%

Patient Care

11.9%

Gait Training

7.1%

Facility

6.3%

Treatment Plans

6.3%

Rehab

6.2%

PTA

3.9%

Functional Mobility

3.9%

Ultrasound

3.7%

Manual Therapy Techniques

3.0%

Manual Therapeutic Exercises

3.0%

Crisis Intervention

2.8%

Clinical Staff

2.5%

Acute Care

2.5%

Electrical Stimulation

2.1%

CVA

1.7%

SNF

1.6%

Assistive Devices

1.6%

Medical Records

1.4%

ROM

1.4%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Physical Therapist Assistant

Rank Skill
1 Physical Therapy 22.4%
2 Patient Care 9.8%
3 Gait Training 5.8%
4 Facility 5.2%
5 Treatment Plans 5.2%
6 Rehab 5.1%
7 PTA 3.2%
8 Functional Mobility 3.2%
9 Ultrasound 3.0%
10 Manual Therapy Techniques 2.5%
11 Manual Therapeutic Exercises 2.5%
12 Crisis Intervention 2.3%
13 Clinical Staff 2.0%
14 Acute Care 2.0%
15 Electrical Stimulation 1.7%
16 CVA 1.4%
17 SNF 1.3%
18 Assistive Devices 1.3%
19 Medical Records 1.2%
20 ROM 1.1%
21 Aquatic Therapy 1.1%
22 Orthopedics 1.1%
23 Functional Activities 1.1%
24 Parkinson 1.0%
25 Balance Training 0.9%
26 POC 0.9%
27 E-Stim 0.8%
28 Vital Signs 0.7%
29 Body Mechanics 0.7%
30 Joint Replacements 0.6%
31 Pain Management 0.5%
32 Daily Living 0.5%
33 TBI 0.5%
34 Direct Supervision 0.5%
35 Alzheimer 0.5%
36 Neuromuscular Therapy 0.5%
37 OT 0.5%
38 Massage Therapy 0.5%
39 Soft Tissue 0.4%
40 Electronic Documentation 0.4%
41 Myofascial Release 0.4%
42 Quality Care 0.4%
43 MDS 0.4%
44 Chronic Illnesses 0.4%
45 ADL 0.4%
46 ICU 0.4%
47 Cold Packs 0.4%
48 Restore Function 0.4%
49 Copd 0.4%
50 Multiple Sclerosis 0.4%
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