Top 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, 26.0% 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.

The six most common skills found on Physical Therapist Assistant resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Physical Therapy

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Here's how Physical Therapy is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Performed post-operative rehabilitative physical therapy for post-operative patients.
  • Skilled nursing facility with a large pediatric wing of severely involved pediatric and young adult patients needing daily physical therapy interventions.
  • Provided skilled physical therapy services to residents of skilled nursing facility under direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
  • Implemented physical therapy treatment and conducted physician prescribed physical therapy programs for medically complex patients (children through geriatrics).
  • Provide physical therapy treatments to patients to facilitate increased independence and functioning under the supervision of a Licensed Physical Therapist
  • Perform supervised physical therapy implementations to acute care patients with neurological, orthopedic, cardiac, and pulmonary diagnoses.
  • Provide physical therapy services in an in-patient setting specializing in respiratory care, in a diverse and challenging team environment
  • Conduct community reintegration activities to assist the person receiving services with their physical therapy needs during physical activity.
  • Tracked and reported soldiers progress by inputting patient response to treatment using established physical therapy templates and protocols.
  • Design and implement patient programs based individual profiles, and diagnosis within a Physical therapy outpatient setting.
  • Excel in ability to customize/adapt conventional physical therapy techniques to meet the special needs of individual patients.
  • Worked in the Inpatient rehabilitation department implementing, reviewing, and progressing individual physical therapy programs.
  • Provided physical therapy in a direct access clinic under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.
  • Provide direct physical therapy to mentally handicapped residents to preserve and improve abilities for independent function.
  • Acquired efficient documentation skills using a physical therapy documentation tool or using physical therapy software.
  • Assist with patient scheduling and ensure supervisory visits are preformed consistent with physical therapy guidelines.
  • Provided quality physical therapy in an outpatient setting under the supervision of a Physical Therapist.
  • Develop and initiate x2 weekly individual goals toward my strengths/weakness regarding all Physical therapy aspects.
  • Managed four licensed physical therapy assistants and three clinical assistants, including all scheduling.
  • Provided physical therapy services to primarily geriatric population in home and extended care settings.

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2. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Participated in interdisciplinary planning to ensure coordination of care through various therapy disciplines, medical staff, and patient caregiver network.
  • Collaborated with Physical Therapists to facilitate use of Standardized tests in patient care in order to objectively measure patient progress.
  • Developed a strong professional relationship with Physical Therapist with open and constant communication resulting in higher levels of patient care.
  • Supervised Physical Therapy technicians and equipped them with information necessary to provide quality patient care for improved patient outcomes.
  • Communicate with supervising Physical Therapist, other therapy disciplines, and facility staff regarding patient care as needed.
  • Demonstrated effective communication with interdisciplinary team regarding patient care to contribute to the overall productivity of the team.
  • Implemented patient care to the geriatric population that includes therapeutic ambulation, therapeutic exercise, and bed mobility.
  • Supervised technicians within the center and equipped them with information necessary to provide quality patient care.
  • Maintain appropriate, timely, and consistent communication to provide an interdisciplinary approach to patient care.
  • Relay information to other interdisciplinary team members to assist with patient care resulting in shorter hospitalization stays
  • Maintained required productivity while providing excellent patient care and received outstanding ratings on annual review.
  • Contributed to therapy effectiveness by identifying patient care issues; providing information and education.
  • Documented electronic reports daily for assessment and planning of individual patient care and progression.
  • Provided patient care and management with therapeutic services for alleviation of pain and disabilities.
  • Demonstrated time-management skills to efficiently and effectively manage administrative and patient care delivery responsibilities.
  • Deliver exceptional patient care and customer service while maintaining a high level of productivity.
  • 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.
  • Maintained communication between doctors and nurses regarding patient care and physical therapy progress.
  • Utilized an electronic health records system to accurately document patient care information.

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3. Gait Training

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Here's how Gait Training is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Structured therapeutic Restorative Physical Therapy for patients requiring functional mobility training, balance, ambulation/gait training, and tilt table intervention.
  • Shadowed Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants assisting their patients in therapeutic exercises, gait training and transfers.
  • Performed treatments that included therapeutic exercises, gait training, transfers and general precautionary guidelines.
  • Performed gait training, bed mobility transfers and stability activities in an inpatient setting
  • Gained experience working with geriatric patients utilizing gait training and therapeutic functional activities.
  • Provided extensive gait training, progressing from household to community ambulation distances.
  • General Debility Strength training Gait training Orthopedic Surgery Rehabilitation
  • Performed gait training with neurologically impaired patients.
  • Encourage independent wheelchair mobility, gait training, strength and resistance exercise to promote continued mobility and lessen pain and stiffness.
  • Implement exercises, gait training, balance activities and therapeutic procedures such as electrical stimulation and ultrasound per the treatment plan.
  • Instructed and assisted patients in therapeutic exercises, gait training, transfer training, proper body mechanics and safety precautions.
  • Function-based physical therapy included strength building, coordination and balance, gait training, endurance, safety & fall prevention.
  • Treated a variety of patients in a hospital setting with interventions such as therapeutic exercise, gait training and transfers.
  • Assisted the physical therapist and physical therapy assistant with observe exercise program, gait training and balance and coordination program.
  • Assist physical therapist in the areas of gait training, functional mobility, coordination and in other areas as indicated.
  • Implemented gait training, manual therapy, work hardening exercises, balance training, and overall fitness for the patients.
  • Prepared and initiated patient treatments and assisted patient with exercise and gait training, ROM, Stretching and PNF Techniques.
  • Work with a wide-variety of patients including: dementia patients, balance training, gait training, pain reduction techniques.
  • Performed a variety of transfers, gait training, therapeutic exercises, massage, vitals, and patient education.
  • Trained all new staff at facility on transfers ROM, bed mobility, gait training, lifts and ergonomics.

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4. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Assist patients in the development/modification of patients treatment plans in accordance with patients status and carrying out daily responsibilities/procedures.
  • Collaborated closely with Physical and Occupational therapists to establish patient treatment plans and goals primarily in skilled nursing facilities.
  • Recommend to Physical Therapist possible modification to existing physical therapy treatment plans and training needs to achieve maximum results.
  • Practiced as a Physical Therapist Assistant that assists in carrying out established treatment plans by Supervising Physical Therapist.
  • Performed prescribed treatment plans established by the supervising PT and evaluated residents for physical therapy intervention.
  • Implemented safe and effective physical therapy interventions according to treatment plans established by the physical therapist.
  • Implemented comprehensive and individualized treatment plans for patients with various problems, including cognitive impairments.
  • Implemented treatment plans developed by the supervising Physical Therapist and able to modify when necessary.
  • Direct patient's primary caregivers of necessary and appropriate therapeutic activities and treatment plans.
  • Implement and execute established patient treatment plans under the supervision of physical therapists.
  • Implement patient's treatment plans provided by physical therapist upon evaluation and re-evaluation.
  • Discussed and developed patient treatment plans with Physical Therapists and physicians.
  • Provide short term rehabilitation according to treatment plans to inpatient residents.
  • Communicate with patient/family members on therapeutic activities and treatment plans.
  • Followed treatment plans and goals established by licensed physical therapist.
  • Implemented treatment plans in collaboration with physical therapist.
  • Completed re-evaluation paperwork and treatment plans.
  • Performed standard treatment plans as required
  • Team meetings to develop treatment plans for program participants with families, care givers, and Department of Mental Retardation staff.
  • Documented patients' progress, treatment response, reevaluation, prognosis in patient's chart, and completed patient treatment plans.

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5. Rehab

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Here's how Rehab is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Practiced specialized post-orthopedic surgery recovery and rehabilitation.
  • Acquired necessary training/certifications to provide aquatic therapy principles for stroke rehabilitation as determined by the physical therapist plan of care.
  • Perform therapeutic interventions on patients with neurological, orthopedic, or general debilitation deficits in a Sub-Acute Rehab setting.
  • Worked alongside physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists in providing rehabilitation in a sub-acute setting.
  • Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant: provide treatment to orthopedic, neurological patients in a short term rehabilitation setting.
  • Modify several pieces of equipment to increase safety and rehabilitation potential while increasing profits and patient satisfaction.
  • Work side-by-side with supervising Physical Therapist to ensure successful implementation of patient plan of care for rehabilitation.
  • Supervised Occupational Therapist and Physical Therapist and organized and directed the caseload working closely with Rehab Director.
  • Worked in inpatient rehabilitation department implementing, reviewing, revising and progressing individual PT treatment programs.
  • Provide physical therapy patient care in assigned areas to complete specific rehabilitation routines and long-term goals.
  • Contracted with Westminster Oaks, Heritage, both longer term care facilities and Tallahassee Memorial Rehabilitation Center
  • Included all Physical Therapist Assistant responsibilities with rehabilitation of patients within a Skilled Nursing Facility.
  • Provided sub-acute and chronic care rehabilitation, with an emphasis on orthopedic and neurological care.
  • Assisted in the development of clinic programs including aquatic therapy, occupational therapy and gymnast rehabilitation
  • Participated in the medical staff education program of proper patient safety and rehabilitation techniques.
  • Performed rehabilitative services under the supervision of a physical therapist in an outpatient setting.
  • Supported a high-volume in-patient caseload providing rehabilitative services for a wide range of patients.
  • Delegated unskilled duties to rehabilitation aides, and participated in patient / family education.
  • Analyzed functional outcomes compared with plan of care and rehabilitation goals in orthopedic patients.
  • Provide quality patient care for patients requiring orthopedic, neurological, and pediatric rehabilitation

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6. PTA

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Here's how PTA is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Performed various Physical Therapy interventions under the direct supervision of a PTA clinical instructor.
  • Communicated with the PTA Program Director and Clinical Coordinator of Onondaga Community College.
  • Participated in family training sessions for proper transfers and home adaptations.
  • Staff PTA in outpatient therapy setting specializing in occupational medicine.
  • Developed adaptations to treatment approaches for Alzheimer's/dementia patients.
  • Maintained a professional PT/PTA relationship.
  • Worked in inpatient and outpatient settings implementing, reviewing, revising and progressing treatment programs under supervision of PT or PTA.
  • Contract PTA in home care setting providing therapy interventions according to physical therapist plan of care as directed by the physician.
  • Gained extensive experience in the exercise principles of Manual Exercise Therapy (MET) and manual techniques appropriate to the PTA.
  • Employed as a PTA in a fast paced environment rotating freely between a Rehab Hospital with outpatient clinic and a SNF.
  • Worked in a PTA role for an Out Patient Clinic setting carrying an average caseload of 3 patients per hour.
  • Staff PTA at PowerBack Rehab specializing in progressive short stay inpatient rehab including orthopedic, cardiac, and stroke rehab.
  • Treated an independent full case load under the supervision of a PT and PTA in an outpatient orthopedic clinic.
  • Performed role of a PTA, in any of three, quick paced, highly productive, outpatient facilities.
  • Completed the online Clinical Performance Index training to correctly assess the PTA student's progress through his/her clinical rotation.
  • Performed the skills and techniques of a Physical Therapist Assistant under the rules and regulations of a licensed PTA.
  • Collaborated with one PT and PTA, visiting students, and volunteer aides during treatments and weekly meetings.
  • Lead instructor for 21 credits of general education courses and 20 credits of PTA core courses to date.
  • Work as a licensed PTA in various settings as needed including home health, acute care, etc.
  • Performed the duties of a PTA working with the adult mentally retarded developmental delayed (MRDD) population.

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7. Functional Mobility

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Here's how Functional Mobility is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Carry out physical therapy plan of care* Treat patients recovering from illness, injury and/or surgery to regain movement and functional mobility
  • Provided therapeutic exercise, ROM, aquatic therapy, and developmental positioning to improve functional mobility/independence within the individual's limitations.
  • Assisted Physical Therapists with administration of interventions and implementing plan of care to reduce pain and improve overall functional mobility.
  • Worked with a geriatric population with mobility, strengthening therapeutic exercise to improve all aspects of functional mobility.
  • Provide physical therapy services for nursing home residents to maintain and/or improve patient s functional mobility and independence.
  • Perform therapeutic exercise, activities, gait/transfer training, and any functional mobility activity will all residents
  • Skilled Nursing Facility concentrating on functional mobility, decreasing fall risk, and rehabilitation to home.
  • Communicated with and educated patient and/or caregiver to improve functional mobility and safety.
  • Assist patients in performing therapeutic exercises, transfer training and functional mobility training.
  • Educated patients on how to exercise properly to improve functional mobility and stability.
  • Progressed patients strengthening and balance to improve overall functional mobility and safety.
  • Assisted permanent residents with regaining functional mobility and strength after physical declines.
  • Preform therapy to improve patient functional mobility with varied levels of ambulation.
  • Instruct patients in daily strengthening exercises to improve functional mobility.
  • Provide functional mobility training including bed mobility and wheelchair mobility.
  • Utilized strong communication skills with patients, other work disciplines, and caregivers regarding patient needs, functional mobility and progress.
  • Assist licensed physical therapists in treatment of patients who have medical problems or conditions which limit their daily functional mobility.
  • Instructed patients in therapeutic exercises and techniques to improve strength, balance, coordination, ROM, and functional mobility.
  • Worked with long term care patients as well as rehab candidates to help improve independence with all functional mobility.
  • Implement plan of care as set by PT to assist with improving functional mobility through strengthening and other activities.

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8. Ultrasound

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Here's how Ultrasound is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Performed ultrasounds, electronic stimulation, and various rehabilitation exercises with multiple patients each day.
  • Provided various medical treatments to patients, including Ultrasound and Electronic Muscle stimulation therapy.
  • Performed basic physical therapy treatments on patients: massages, ultrasounds and electric stimulation
  • Administered exercise regimens and ultrasounds under a Physical Therapist.
  • Provided therapeutic methods: ultrasound, manual therapy
  • Perform various muscle stimulating ultrasounds.
  • Assisted Physical Therapists in rehabilitating patients by giving soft tissue massages, ultrasounds, and taking them through their exercise program.
  • Administered wound care treatments with electric stimulation and ultrasound according to the wound care specialist and Physical Therapist protocols.
  • Used balance and coordination training, stretching, strengthening, ultrasound and manual massage to treat various conditions.
  • Treated patients with exercise, light, heat, cold, water, electricity ultrasound, and massages.
  • Administered clinical trial based treatments of mist ultrasound to several SCI veterans with pressure ulcers.
  • Assisted patients with mobility, applied heat/cold therapy, ultrasound therapy, and massage.
  • Assisted clients in their weekly exercise routines, electrical therapy, and ultrasound procedures.
  • Helped with patient therapies such as ultrasounds and whirlpools Assisted patients using exercise equipment.
  • Performed ultrasound, ESTIM and massage to decrease patients pain level and improve mobility.
  • Hook patients up to stimulation machines, traction and ultrasound machines due to injury.
  • Utilized physical agents including cold, heat, ultrasound, electricity, and massage.
  • Massage, trigger point therapy, ultrasound, EMS, heat and ice.
  • Handled expensive equipment such as laser, ultrasound, and electrical muscle stimulation.
  • Performed STEM and ultrasound and provided heat, ice and proper exercise form.

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9. 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
  • Created and implemented individualized rehabilitation programs and manual therapy techniques based on POC.
  • Involved in direct patient care utilizing manual therapy techniques and providing complementary exercises.
  • 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 such as soft tissue mobilization and joint mobilizations on extremities as well as spinal structures.
  • Worked alongside Physical Therapists, gaining extensive knowledge of manual therapy techniques, and clinical reasoning skills.
  • Perform multiple manual therapy techniques such as ASTYM, STM, MWM, and joint mobilizations.
  • Performed manual therapy techniques to include joint mobilization, soft tissue massage, and stretching techniques.
  • Follow & implement POC approved by RPT, by using manual therapy techniques,4.
  • Perform effective manual therapy techniques such as joint mobilizations and soft tissue massage.
  • Practiced manual therapy techniques, joint mobilizations, stretching and strengthening instruction.
  • Utilized manual therapy techniques such as McKenzie and Mulligan with expertise.
  • Performed manual therapy techniques including PROM and stretching.
  • Experience: Orthopedics, aquatics, manual therapy techniques
  • 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.
  • Provided clients with various physical therapy exercise progressions combined with manual therapy techniques.

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10. 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.
  • Administered active and passive manual therapeutic exercises and various modalities for quality patient care.
  • Administer active or passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, and/or electrical modalities.
  • 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.
  • Administer active or passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, estim, ultrasound, or infrared light.
  • Administered active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, and modalities such as heat and ice.
  • 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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11. Crisis Intervention

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Here's how Crisis Intervention is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Conducted outreach, advocacy and rehabilitative services for regular cases and crisis intervention.
  • Assist with crisis interventions 6.

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12. Electrical Stimulation

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Here's how Electrical Stimulation is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted physical therapists with patient care including soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, traction, ultrasound and electrical stimulation
  • Monitored and administered various therapeutic techniques including applying electrical stimulation, supervising stretching, and balancing and rehabilitation exercises
  • Performed computerized muscle testing on patients, hooked patients up to electrical stimulation, performed therapeutic ultrasound.
  • Utilized Ultrasound, electrical stimulation, mechanical traction, and manual therapy skills to facilitate therapeutic goals
  • Massage, joint mobilizations, electrical stimulation, exercise therapy and manual therapy.
  • Conducted wound care treatments using ultrasound, short-wave diathermy and electrical stimulation.
  • Utilized various electrical stimulation and mechanical traction for cervical and lumbar diagnosis.
  • Trained hospital personnel in body mechanics and portable electrical stimulation units.
  • Administered soft tissue massage, mobilizations, electrical stimulation.
  • Treated patients by using electrical stimulation and ultrasound.
  • Gained efficiency with ultrasound and electrical stimulation.
  • Performed ultrasounds, massages, electrical stimulation.
  • Assisted in administration of electrical stimulation treatments.
  • Provided patients with heat and electrical stimulation.
  • Performed some ultrasound and electrical stimulation.
  • Use electrical stimulation and ultrasound.
  • Use electrical stimulation and diathermy.
  • Used electrical stimulation on patients.
  • Instruct patients in HEP, pain relief techniques and perform therapeutic massage, US, electrical stimulation and heat when needed.
  • Performed electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and cervical traction interventions on patients, manual therapy within the established plan of care.

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13. CVA

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Here's how CVA is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Home Health Provided home health rehabilitation to a variety of patients including CVA, orthopedics general rehabilitation and education.
  • Specialized in Surgery recovery and rehabilitation, CVA's, Pediatrics, and neurological rehabilitation.
  • Provided Physical Therapy for patients with Neurological Rehabilitation for CVA (stork), head injuries, and Parkinson's disease.
  • 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
  • Treated patients in a sub-acute setting with CVA, central cord syndrome, balance deficiencies, and total joint replacements.
  • 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.
  • Gained experience working with individuals following hospital stays, joint replacement surgeries, CVA, acute injuries, etc.
  • Treated 6-8 patients per day ages 50+: Dementia, Parkinson's, CVA, COPD, other neurological disorders
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, CVA, paraplegia and numerous orthopedic injuries.
  • Treated patients whose diagnosis included: cardiac, respiratory, CVA, DM, and mental status change.
  • Work with cases such as amputation, CVA, Parkinson's, dementia in a skilled nursing facility.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Involved with orthopedic related injuries, CVA's, pediatrics, neck and back pain.
  • Experienced working with HealthSouth's Auto-Ambulator for patients with spinal cord injury and CVA's.

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14. SNF

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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.
  • Provided skilled physical therapy services to patients in a SNF/LTC within required productivity levels.
  • Maintain a full caseload between in house SNF and home health Care4Me and improve the quality of life for my patients.
  • Provided therapy to patients and residents in a SNF involving progressing patients through a treatment program specific to their needs.
  • Worked as both a treating therapist and rehab department manager at various SNF facilities for contracts of 13 week increments.
  • Provided Physical Therapy services to patients with a variety of chronic and acute conditions in a 174 bed SNF.
  • Provide skilled therapy services in SNF that includes skilled patients, long term care residents, and out patients.
  • Provided treatment to Adult and Pediatric patients in SNF, General Rehab, Spinal Cord and TBI units.
  • Contract with a home health agency to provide home health services once patient were discharged from the SNF.
  • Provided treatments in fast paced SNF setting under the supervision of a physical therapist and physical therapist assistant.
  • Travel assignment in SNF setting with weekly progress notes (paper) and computerized billing using Rehab Optima.
  • Perform physical therapy in a high level SNF/rehab setting working with the geriatric rehab and long term patients.
  • Provided with lower LOS of SNF patients by 3 days while decreasing the rate of re admission.
  • Work with Geriatrics in SNF to improve ROM, ambulation, transfers through strengthen, therapeutic exercises.
  • Performed treatments according to the plan of care established by the Physical Therapist for patients in SNF.
  • Followed and carried out physical therapy treatment plan under supervision of licensed Physical Therapist in busy SNF.
  • Introduced and trained staff on manual therapy to help with patient health and recovery in SNF.
  • Skilled PT services in a SNF and long term care setting, emphasis on treating dementia.
  • Promote adherence to policies and practices of applicable professional organizations, client SNF and RehabCare Group.6.
  • Treated an independent full case load under the supervision of a PT in a SNF setting.

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15. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained documentation of services in the medical records according to accepted regulatory, corporate and profession guidelines.
  • Reviewed physician referrals and medical records to help determine diagnosis and physical therapy treatment required.
  • Completed daily documentations in medical records in timely and accurate manner according to protocol.
  • Maintain patient privacy regarding sensitive information in accordance with HIPAA within electronic medical records.
  • Maintained efficient and billable caseloads, managing various electronic medical records and paper charts.
  • Documented daily and weekly progress notes for medical records and insurance reimbursement.
  • Experience using digital documentation software and accessing digital medical records.
  • Utilized electronic medical records with a 94% productivity average.
  • Documented patient care treatments in electronic medical records system.
  • Maintain accurate medical records via medical software.
  • Document patient information using electronic medical records.
  • Maintained medical records and contacted insurance companies.
  • 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.
  • Used Excel spreadsheets to track the status of medical records processing, referral statuses and other requested information by superiors.
  • Train family members/staff in safety care for the patients, record treatments given in medical records.
  • Prepare progress notes for the resident's medical records according to the departments Documentation policies.
  • Documented patient's status, treatment modifications, and plan of care in medical records.
  • Reviewed physician s notes and patient medical records to formulate the best course of treatment.

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16. ROM

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Here's how ROM is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Provided therapy and care for various patients with supervision from physical therapists and physical therapist assistants -Documented treatments for various patients
  • Provided excellent quality of care to all my patients and promoted a positive environment for all my co-workers/staff/administrators and families.
  • Provided educational information about physical therapy and physical therapists, injury prevention, ergonomics and ways to promote health.
  • Specialized in the treatment of Outpatient Orthopedics/Sports Medicine Rehabilitation with a diverse patient load ranging from adolescent to geriatric.
  • Provided therapy to geriatric population to promote independence, mobility, and flexibility for activities of daily living.
  • Gained knowledge of physical therapy restoration, maintenance, and promotion of physical function and optimal wellness/fitness.
  • Discharged patients from physical therapy upon goal attainment and provided appropriate follow-up care and/or referrals.
  • Delivered orthopedic and neurological physical therapy to a diverse population from young adult to geriatrics.
  • Provided staff member education on walker management program to promote uniformed system of mobility.
  • Participated and assisted therapist with ROM exercises and was available to therapist whenever needed.
  • Performed in-home based physical therapy for patients recovering from various orthopedic and neurological diagnosis.
  • Evaluated and assessed patients to establish measurable goals to promote restoration of functional abilities
  • Provide effective patient and family/caregiver education to improve patient knowledge and promote independence.
  • Treated a variety of patient diagnoses from orthopedic to neurological conditions.
  • Performed treatments from initial assessment through discharge planning stages of rehabilitation.
  • Implemented program with walker management to promote functional mobility within facility.
  • Worked with patients recovering from neurological, cardiovascular/pulmonary, and orthopedic injuries
  • Managed a caseload that includes patient populations from pediatric to geriatric.
  • Directed rehabilitation programs with supervision from the physical therapist.
  • Promoted Walk-to-Dine Program to keep residents active after therapy.

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17. Orthopedics

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Here's how Orthopedics is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Carried out treatment protocols for patients in acute-care, sub-acute, orthopedics, rehabilitation and aqua therapy
  • Attended the Cincinnati sports medicine conference for continuing education on rehab for orthopedics.
  • Received continuing education in several manual therapy methods as well as orthopedics.
  • Gained expertise in orthopedics, neurological, and cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Experience with orthopedics, cerebral vascular accidents and neurological disorders.
  • Skilled Nursing Facility orthopedics, neurological, and long-term residents
  • Educated orthopedics patients with their precautions.
  • Gained experience on inpatient orthopedics floor.
  • Applied knowledge of orthopedics by assisting in the progression of therapeutic exercises, following protocols and modifying treatment sessions as necessary.
  • Provided skilled physical therapy services to a wide population including: orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics and aquatics.
  • Worked with patients with a variety of diagnosis including orthopedics, neurological, surgical and wound care in an acute care setting
  • Coordinated and led a wide range of therapeutic exercise practices for patients in the Geriatrics and Orthopedics units at hospitals.
  • Worked in an outpatient orthopedics setting with a variety of diagnoses under the supervision of a Physical Therapist.
  • Treated a variety of patients such as orthopedics, geriatrics, work comp, work conditioning and athletics.
  • Treated patients with a variety of diagnoses' with primary focus on orthopedics and sports injury.
  • Work in a fast paced environment in an outpatient orthopedics setting helping at several locations.
  • Treated patients in an acute care hospital; intensive care, orthopedics and cardiac units.
  • Provide skilled based services for orthopedics, geriatrics, and all other types of injuries.
  • Provided therapy services to inpatient and outpatient patients, orthopedics, and aquatic therapy.
  • Job duties, pool program, spinal cord injuries, work simulation, orthopedics

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18. 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.
  • Instructed, motivated and assisted patient with exercises, ambulatory functional activities and daily-living activities.
  • Created exercise programs, and functional activities that involved story-telling to motivate children.
  • Teach therapeutic exercises to patients to improve ability to complete functional activities.
  • Motivated and assisted patients to perform therapeutic exercises and ambulatory functional activities.
  • Assisted patients during therapeutic exercises and functional activities.
  • Instruct, motivate, safeguard, and assist patients in practicing exercises and functional activities, including gait and transfer training.
  • Provided care to adult and geriatric patients to address orthopedic, medical, and surgical conditions to maximize 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 and assist patients as they exercise and perform functional activities in a home setting.
  • Utilize free weights, medicine ball, Wii, elastic bands, balance boards to improve functional activities.
  • Safeguard, motivate, and assist patients practicing exercises and functional activities under direction of the physical therapist.
  • Instruct, motivated, safeguard and assistant patients as they engage in therapeutic exercise or functional activities.
  • Provide patients with instruction and guidance in functional activities and exercise (including Pilates based exercise).
  • Guided and educated patients on functional activities such as ambulation, transfers, ascending and descending stairs.
  • Document therapy sessions, instruct patients in gait, exercises, functional activities, etc.
  • Assist, Instruct, and safeguard patients with therapeutic exercise and performance with functional activities.
  • Instruct, motivate, safeguard and assist patients as they practice exercise and functional activities.
  • Lead group activities to provide functional activities to aid patients in reaching therapy goals.

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19. Parkinson

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Here's how Parkinson is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Treated a wide range of conditions including orthopedics, cardiopulmonary, chronic pain, arthritis, Parkinson's and stroke.
  • Participated in targeted neurological programs for Parkinson's patients including LVST BIG, and local community support groups.
  • 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.
  • Worked with stroke patients, quadriplegics, Parkinson's patients, and total hip replacements.
  • Helped conduct daily community fitness classes for stroke patients and Parkinson s Disease patients 160 hours
  • Assisted in the Jupiter Medical Rehabilitation Center with Stroke, Parkinson s, Post-Surgery patients.
  • Treated diagnoses Parkinson's disease, blind and/or deaf, and Autism.
  • 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.
  • Treated patients with Parkinson's Disease, Cerebrovascular Accidents, Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Congestive Heart Failure.
  • Worked with patients with Parkinson's disease, neuropathy, minor to severe dementia, and monitored vitals for respiratory patients.
  • Rehabilitated clients with various medical conditions:Parkinson's, Fibromyalgia, MS, FAI, ACL repair, etc.
  • Educate and treat LSVT BIG protocol to Parkinson's and other neurological disorders patients to improve quality of life.
  • Gained experience with Parkinson's, stroke rehabilitation, orthopedics, vestibular disorders, and many other patient populations.
  • Experience working with patients with neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, mostly Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson's and autistic patients.
  • Worked with patients with minor to severe dementia, Parkinson's Disease, amputations, and neuropathy.
  • Worked alongside patients with Cerebral Palsy, Huntington disease, Parkinson disease, and psychosocial diagnosis.

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20. Pain Management

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Here's how Pain Management is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Educated, trained and provided patients with rehabilitative exercises and pain management plans under supervision of certified manual physical therapist.
  • 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.
  • Implemented treatment for orthopedic and pain management patients.
  • Educate patient in all aspects of the rehabilitation model, chronic pain management, body mechanics training and healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Provide accurate billing information for treatment rendered -Assist front desk n scheduling patients for future visits and pain management procedures.
  • Implemented PT plan of care in an outpatient setting for orthopedic, neurological, pain management & geriatric patients.
  • Implemented PT plan of care for orthopedic, geriatric, pain management, neurological & worker's comp patients.
  • Perform daily treatment within an out patient setting though managing orthopedic cases as well as pain management patients.
  • 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.
  • Certified in use of ACP equipment for pain management and muscle re-education.
  • Pain Management Core Program Trainer with Aegis Therapies.
  • Treated patients in a pain management clinic.
  • Created work hardening and pain management programs.
  • Complete range of Physical Therapy Expertise: Orthopedic Cardiac Stroke Neurological Pain Management Musculoskletal
  • Educated patients on pain management and gradedactivity within their post-surgery precautions.
  • Perform pain management therapy utilizing various modalities.

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21. Balance Training

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Here's how Balance Training is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Provide interventions including gait and transfer training, strengthening, and balance training under the supervision of a Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Assist patients in ambulation, function, pain relief, stair training, bed mobility, balance training, independence.
  • Directed and aided clients in therapeutic exercises, muscle reeducation, transfer training, functional gait and balance training.
  • Initiated Beverly's first annual restorative fair for all staff, ongoing falls and balance training for the district.
  • Perform gait, transfers, balance training, stretching and strengthening techniques and patient education to geriatric patients.
  • Carry out plan of care developed by PT for therapeutic exercise and activities and gait and balance training.
  • Educate patients and family members about home exercise programs, gait and balance training, and transfers.
  • Treat patients through exercise, massage, gait and balance training, and other therapeutic interventions.
  • Balance training on TheraPad and parallel bars to decrease resident falls risk and increase safety.
  • Implement functional strengthening, gait and balance training for assisted living and memory care patients
  • Assisted and observed in taking vitals, guarding patients while ambulating, and strength/balance training
  • Applied clinical skills implementing exercise protocol, balance training and age related injures.
  • 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.
  • Fall prevention, gait and balance training.
  • Educated patients in gait/balance training.
  • Administer gait and balance training.
  • Performed transfers, gait and balance training for Neurological and Musculoskeletal involved patients.
  • Utilized neuromuscular techniques, strength/balance training and documented to assure reimbursement.

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22. Assistive Devices

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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.
  • Demonstrated skills at providing patient instruction in therapeutic interventions, assistive devices and home programs.
  • Teach patients energy conservation techniques, compensatory strategies and proper technique with assistive devices.
  • Educated patients about safety precautions during ambulation and transfers with assistive devices.
  • Developed patient-specific care plans that incorporated massage techniques and assistive devices.
  • Assisted and supervised patients with mobility and using 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
  • Improved pt quality and way of life and functional ability by teaching transfers, education on how to use assistive devices.
  • Provided comprehensive training in home exercise program, safe transfers and use of appropriate assistive devices with patient/ family members.
  • Train nursing staff and family members on safe transfers, donning and doffing braces and proper use of assistive devices.
  • Experience with equipment and assistive devices like wheelchairs, transfers, tubes and lines responsible for patient education and billing.
  • Performed patient and caregiver education on car transfers and proper use of assistive devices to ensure safety upon discharge.
  • Instruct caregivers in use of assistive devices and how to assist with exercise programs to maximize patient recovery.
  • Worked closely with assisted living communities to ensure residents have appropriate assistive devices, equipment, and services.
  • Procured assistive devices and equipment for patients that allowed for greater mobility when discharged into the home environment.
  • Helped and provided demonstrations for patients performing transfers, completing stair training, and using assistive devices.
  • Assess patients' need for assistive devices and participate in prescribing of ambulatory aids or wheelchair.
  • Assessed gait and fitted for Assistive Devices as well as mastered FIM s scores.
  • Instruct patient on proper use of assistive devices and complete daily weekly progress reports.

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23. POC

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Here's how POC is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Travel Contract with Advanced Medical Responsibilities Treating patients under supervising PT s POC in facility while maintaining company productivity goals.
  • Performed physical therapy treatments to medically complex patients as outlined by Physical Therapist in patient POC.
  • Provided physical therapy for geriatric population as outlined by POC.
  • Provided the highest of quality therapy inside a patients home or current residence, to reach goals set by the POC.
  • Travel, home-health, implement treatment per POC, scheduling, documentation, communicate with all team members involved pt/client care.
  • Participated and planned many group treatment sessions, designed and implemented treatment ideas and obstacle courses that followed the POC.
  • Attend weekly meetings concerning patient's rehab status, updated POC, progress, and significant new company policy updates.
  • Perform various components of physical therapy procedures and selected tasks as per written POC created by a supervising physical therapist.
  • Provide therapy to adults, children, and elderly patients within the current POC set by the Supervising Therapist.
  • Attend weekly case conferences to discuss patient's progress and visits to adhere to POC and insurance guidelines.
  • Carried out treatments according to the POC provided by PT and provided accurate documentation of treatment and progress.
  • Assist PT with POC to maximize patient's outcomes; while maintaining a clean and safe working environment.
  • Document timely legible and efficient notes which are concise and pertinent to meet guidelines and follow POC.
  • Execute the POC setup by a Licensed PT to care for and treat multiple patients and diagnoses.
  • Provided physical therapy to home health patients by following the POC set up by the Physical Therapist.
  • Confer with physical therapist to discuss POC and modification to plan to ensure patient safety and care.
  • Delivered POC written by physical therapist and implemented HEP's that supported each individual patient's needs.
  • Consult with evaluating DPT about progress, changes in POC and assessments related with patients performance.
  • Assigned task of implementing, planning and modifying individual interventions as set forth in PT POC.
  • Participated in weekly staff meetings, and POC meetings to review and modify patients POC.

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24. Outpatient Clinic

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Here's how Outpatient Clinic is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Skilled Nursing Facility, Community Based Nursing Homes, and Privately-Owned Outpatient Clinics serving mostly young adult to geriatric population.
  • Assisted Pediatric Patients in an outpatient clinic with exercises and activities to promote functional development and maximize independence.
  • Provided Physical Therapy services in an outpatient clinic to various patient demographics and injuries.
  • Busy sports medicine outpatient clinic specializing in orthopedic injuries in a primarily active/athletic population.
  • Assisted Physical Therapist in an orthopedic outpatient clinic servicing a Tri-County area.
  • Instituted upgrade, including remodeling, restructure and reorganize outpatient clinical site.
  • Completed 320 hours of outpatient clinical experience with orthopedic rehabilitation.
  • Worked in dynamic outpatient clinic with rapidly growing therapy company.
  • Supervised student Physical Therapist Assistants in the outpatient clinical setting.
  • Worked in Outpatient Clinic/Hospital based, treating various diagnosis.
  • Managed inventory of outpatient clinic and ordering of inventory.
  • Hospital-based outpatient clinic working with orthopedic and neurological patients.
  • Assisted physical therapist with daily operations of outpatient clinic.
  • Worked in Outpatient Clinic with concentration to Aquatic Program
  • Treated general geriatrics population in an outpatient clinic.
  • Provided physical therapy at an orthopedic outpatient clinic.
  • Experienced in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings.
  • Specialized in sports rehabilitation in outpatient clinic.
  • Experience with an outpatient clinic performing aquatics, orthopedics and sports therapy to a wide variety of diagnoses and age ranges.
  • Provided therapy in a variety of settings which included inpatient rehab, outpatient clinic, skilled nursing facility and home health.

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25. 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.
  • Hooked patients up to a machine called E-stim, where pads were placed on each side of the patient s spine.
  • Assist Physical Therapist in aiding patients with exercises as well as the use of ultrasounds, E-stims, and hot-packs.
  • Administered treatment involving application of E-stim, ultrasound, Infrared, CPM machine, Compression, and moist/hot packs.
  • Administered physical therapy treatments like e-stim, massage, and heat treatments under the instructions of a physical therapist.
  • Implemented treatments including ultrasound, E-Stim, moist hot packs, therapeutic exercise, and laser therapy.
  • Performed all patient set-ups including e-stim, ultrasound, moist heat/ice applications, traction.
  • Provided massage, ultrasound, e-stim, and taught stretches and exercises to patients
  • Instruct patients in strength training, E-stim, and range of motion exercises.
  • Applied ultrasound, e-stim, diathermy to patients during treatment as needed.
  • Completed wound care treatments using Infrared, US, or E-stim equipment.
  • Utilized US, e-stim, bracing, and standing frame.
  • Experience with E-Stim, ultrasound, diathermy, and Omni-VR.
  • Performed wound care using US, or E-stim equipment.
  • Performed E-Stim on assigned patients.
  • Have specialized in the use E-Stim, US, SWD, HP, CP, Manual Therapy and Strength Training Equipment.
  • Perform various modalities such as US, E-STIM and STM.
  • Applied e-stim and ultrasound for spasticity and tone management
  • Utilized several modalities including e-stim, ultrasound and traction
  • Performed modalities such as ultrasound, e-stim, hot/cold packs and manual therapy to return patient to prior level of function.

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26. 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.
  • Performed joint mobilization, progressive therapeutic exercises, monitored/ recorded/documented vital signs during exercise.
  • 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 ROM, body parts and vital signs to determine effects of treatment and information on patient evaluations.
  • Performed assessments of gait, muscle strength, joint range of motion, routine skin inspections, vital signs.
  • Measure patients' range -of-motion, or vital signs to determine effects of treatments for patient's 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.
  • Measured range of motion, vital signs, and adaptive equipment for administration of treatment.
  • Identified and properly documented therapy treatment, progress, pain levels, and vital signs.
  • Document all vital signs, treatment procedures and exercises performed with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Measure patients' range of motion and/or vital signs to determine effects of treatments.
  • Take patient's vital signs (pulse & blood pressure) before beginning exercise.
  • Measured patient's range-of-joint motion and vital signs to determine effects of their treatment.
  • Measure patients' joint range-of-motion, and vital signs to determine effects of treatments.
  • Assessed vital signs and patient s status prior, during, and post treatment.
  • Assess patients' range-of- motion, and vital signs to determine effects of treatment.
  • Write clinic notes daily that includes patient's vital signs and treatment rendered.

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27. Body Mechanics

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Here's how Body Mechanics is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Perform outpatient therapy services consisting of therapeutic exercise instruction, joint mobilization, PNF stretching, body mechanics and ergonomic training.
  • 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.
  • Educated patients on proper body mechanics and exercise techniques for optimal therapeutic outcomes.
  • Educated patient on proper body mechanics and implemented home exercise programs.
  • Provided Body Mechanics educational in-service training for EPVAHCS employees.
  • Provided postural stabilization education to promote proper body mechanics.
  • Educated family/caregivers on proper body mechanics and safety.
  • Emphasized home program development and body mechanics training.
  • Provided education for proper body mechanics and techniques.
  • Educated patients on proper body mechanics/techniques.
  • Instruct and perform correct body mechanics and proper lifting techniques while on the job, or with activities of daily living.
  • Experienced with transferring patients that require all levels of assistance while maintaining proper body mechanics and maintaining the safety of patient.
  • Assessed and evaluated physical and functional status, including locomotion, self care skills, posture, and body mechanics.
  • Worked with Labor and Industry injured workers throughout all stages of rehab and instructed in workplace safety and body mechanics.
  • Provided in-services to the local YMCA and community centers on initiating exercise programs and proper body mechanics with daily activities.
  • Upgrade daily work task assignments, monitor body mechanics, and participate in providing group activities and educational components.
  • Instructed patients on proper body mechanics, energy conservation, strengthening exercises, and safe ambulation and transfers.
  • Focus is also on body mechanics, teaching hip hinging to move the body without stressing the back.

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28. 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 with patients who had acute & chronic medical conditions as well as joint replacements, cardiac disease, pulmonary disease.
  • Home health physical therapy provided for mainly the geriatric population; general debility, total joint replacements, and balance impairments.
  • Worked in an outpatient Physical Therapy clinic dealing with orthopedic joint replacements, Sports Injuries from a wide range of ages.
  • General orthopedic rehab clinic for LBP, joint replacements, knee and shoulder surgeries, ankle rehab, and cervical pain.
  • General outpatient rehab setting for LBP, joint replacements, shoulder and knee surgeries, cervical, ankle, balance.
  • 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.
  • Experience in rehabilitation for joint replacements such as THR, ORIF, TKR, ankle surgery/repair.
  • Specialized in assisting and instructing in protocols for orthopedic joint replacements in Joint Camp setting.
  • Perform gait training and balance activities with patients recovering from joint replacements and strokes.
  • Work with joint replacements, spinal injuries, trauma, geriatric and pediatric patients
  • Treated patients one to two days status post total joint replacements.
  • Treated patients with TKA, debilitation, and joint replacements.
  • Helped teach post-op class for patients receiving joint replacements.
  • Assisted clinical instructor and other staff therapists with patients with cerebrovascular accidents and joint replacements.
  • Treated a broad spectrum of neural and orthopedic conditions including spinal cord injuries, joint replacements, and Parkinson 's disease.
  • Treated various types of patients such as TBI, strokes, amputees, joint replacements, and cardiac rehabilitation.

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29. Independent Living

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Here's how Independent Living is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Provided outpatient Physical Therapy treatments within an independent living community allowing individuals to maintain an active life.
  • Performed home visits to identify potential hazards as patients prepared to transition back to independent living.
  • Provide physical therapy services in skilled nursing/long term care/assisted living and independent living settings.
  • Provide individualized therapy treatment sessions to geriatric residents in an independent living facility.
  • Participated in a fall prevention presentation at a local independent living facility.
  • Assisted living, independent living and memory care facility
  • Managed patients in assisted living, independent living, outpatient, home health, skilled nursing facility and Alzheimer unit.
  • Provide therapy services to the residents of the independent living, assisted living and memory support buildings.
  • Provided therapy to skilled, assisted living, independent living, and outpatient services.
  • Staff PTA in busy facility serving long-term, assisted and independent living residents.
  • Performed Home Health Services to patients living in Independent Living and Assisted Living.
  • Teach generalized safety with ADL's and independent living.
  • Assisted living, skilled nursing rehab and Independent living
  • Provide physical therapy to skilled nursing, assisted living and independent livingresidents in a retirement community.
  • Home Health and Rehabilitation services Focusing treatments to restore function and maintain independent living
  • Provide quality care to sub-acute patients and independent living residents
  • located in an Assisted Living/Independent Living Facility.
  • Assisted the Physical Therapist in implementing the patient's treatment plan for adults with neurologic and orthopedic deficits in Assisted/Independent living.
  • Care of Sub Acute rehab and long term care residents Out Patient residents at Assisted and Independent living Facilities
  • Provide Physical Therapy services in private homes, assisted living and independent living facilities in Pinellas County.

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30. TBI

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Here's how TBI is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Utilized effective communication skills with TBI population.
  • Assist the Physical Therapist in carrying out the plan of care in a TBI and out patient 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.

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31. Direct Supervision

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Here's how Direct Supervision is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Assumed the role of a Physical Therapist Assistant within a geriatric/sub-acute rehabilitation setting under direct supervision of a Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Provided physical therapy interventions as an intern under the direct supervision of a PT in the hospital outpatient rehabilitation facility.
  • Worked under direct supervision of a PT in aquatics and land based therapy ensuring proper treatment and progression documentation
  • Assist students in individualized and small groups settings using materials and equipment under direct supervision of assigned teacher.
  • Provided physical therapy interventions in a fast paced outpatient setting under the direct supervision of a clinical instructor.
  • Performed basic occupational therapy tasks with children and geriatric population under direct supervision of a Licensed Physical Therapist.
  • Work independently under the indirect supervision of a Physical Therapist and Physician in a Geriatric Care environment.
  • Direct interaction with handicapped children and adults under the direct supervision of a Licensed Physical Therapist.
  • Carried out treatment for assigned patients as determined by the evaluating Physical Therapist under direct supervision.
  • Worked under direct supervision of physical therapist to provide therapy interventions in a skilled setting
  • Provided physical therapy services under direct supervision of physical therapist in at SNF facility.
  • Performed safe and effective physical therapy interventions under direct supervision of Physical Therapist.
  • Worked with little direct supervision, utilizing clinical decision making and communication skills.
  • Worked under direct supervision of Physical Therapist in manual therapy private practice.
  • Treated Geriatric Patients under the direct Supervision of a Licensed Physical Therapist.
  • Developed manual therapy skills under the direct supervision of clinical instructor.
  • Direct supervision over physical therapy Aides.
  • Obtained an accumulation of ~40 hours of clinical experience under the direct supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant.
  • 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.

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32. Neuromuscular Re-Education

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Here's how Neuromuscular Re-Education is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Developed programs to improve strength, balance, endurance, and increase overall function with neuromuscular re-education and therapeutic exercise.
  • Assumed a full patient load performing manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and neuromuscular re-education.
  • Applied joint mobilizations (grades I-II), soft tissue stretching, soft tissue massage, neuromuscular re-education and manual therapy.
  • Executed therapeutic exercise programs encompassing range of motion, stretching,strengthening, neuromuscular re-education, balance and gait training.
  • Instructed patients in therapeutic exercises and neuromuscular re-education to increase strength, balance, and gait.
  • Provided physical therapy treatments and modalities; including therapeutic exercise, modalities, gait/transfer training, and neuromuscular re-education.
  • Use of a variety of modalities Properly instruct patients in therapeutic exercises, neuromuscular re-education, balance retraining therapy.
  • Use of Cybex equipment, theraband, manual therapy, modalities and neuromuscular re-education techniques.

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33. Alzheimer

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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 physical therapy treatment at a skilled nursing facility including multiple neurological diagnoses and Alzheimer's unit.
  • Perform interventions to maximize safe function for cognitively challenged and Alzheimer's / Dementia population.
  • Coordinated therapy services for Alzheimer unit with education of staff for specific client intervention.
  • Provided behavioral/emotional support and therapeutic intervention for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.
  • Developed ideas for Alzheimer unit and therapeutic policies.
  • Developed skills to manage geriatric cases involving Stroke, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Cardiac, Total Knee and Hip surgeries.
  • Provided treatment for number of disease processes such as Alzheimer's, cerebral palsy, MR, Parkinson's disease.
  • Provide physical therapy services to a senior population, including skilled, long-term, psychiatric, and Alzheimer's patients.
  • Gained experience in a locked unit setting housing mental illness, dementia, and Alzheimer's patients.
  • 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.
  • Assist Physical Therapist in a 95- bed facility which specializes in Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
  • Interacted and treated patients with Psychosis, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, and Schizophrenia.
  • Conducted Therapeutic exercise classes to Patients that Attended The Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation.
  • Service learning projects* Interacted with Alzheimer's patients and assisted them with their daily activities
  • Gained excellent experience treating Alzheimer's, dementia, and psychologically disabled patients.
  • Provided prescribed and skilled therapy for patients in Alzheimer's memory care unit.
  • Provided treatment to a varying population including Alzheimer's Dementia Care residents.
  • Treated patient with Alzheimer's, Dementia, cardiac and orthopedic conditions.

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34. OT

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Here's how OT is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Provided daily and monthly handwritten documentation in subjective/objective/assessment/plan (SOAP) note format regarding patients' treatments and progress in therapy.
  • Treated residents with a variety diagnosis including but not limited to orthopedic, neurological, respiratory and cardiac.
  • Consulted with other direct-care staff and worked with caregivers to implement home programs that achieved occupational therapy goals.
  • Communicate with supervisor and other interdisciplinary team members regarding resident progress, problems, and plans.
  • Developed and instructed water therapy sessions for individuals who had surgery or other health related conditions.
  • Established and carried out ambulation programs which provided range-of-motion and therapeutic exercises for geriatric Residents.
  • Communicate with other clinicians and professional colleagues to provide effective patient and family care.
  • Communicated with Doctors, Physical therapist and other medical professionals concerning patient status.
  • Maintained resident confidence and protected nursing home operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Treated a variety of neurological patients during rotations at Florida movement.
  • Performed co-treatments with other disciplines including occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists.
  • Completed all notes and documentation required in efficient and timely manner.
  • Utilized both written and computerized documentation for notes and billing.
  • Participate in care plans and utilization reviews with other caregivers.
  • Prepared treatment room for patients following prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Maintained up-to-date knowledge of Medicare and other reimbursement regulations.
  • Follow standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
  • Progressed orthopedic conditions/repairs through protocols and strengthening regiments.
  • Review therapist daily notes to ensure proper documentation.
  • Worked collaboratively with parents and other service providers.

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35. Massage Therapy

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Here's how Massage Therapy is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Performed massage therapy, stretching and strengthening techniques, patient education, documentation
  • Program Director of the physical therapist assistant and Massage Therapy Certification Programs.
  • Performed ultrasound, electrical stimulation, massage therapy, and therapeutic exercises.
  • Massage Therapy Electrical Stimulation Ultra Sound Paraffin Therapy Appointment Scheduling
  • Perform quality massage therapy sessions.
  • Provided massage therapy, applied hot pads, range of motion exercises, and walked patients receiving care.
  • Assist PT with therapy, ice massage, ultrasound, set up heat for massage therapy.
  • 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.
  • Assisted in patient's treatment using ROM, PNF, massage therapy, whirlpool, E stim and mobilizations.
  • Monitored balance, coordination, gait training, massage therapy, modalities, hot/cold packs, and sterilization.
  • Treat patients with massage therapy, manual therapy, range of motion and strengthening exercises and modalities.
  • 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

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36. Electronic Documentation

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Here's how Electronic Documentation is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Follow documentation guidelines using electronic documentation.
  • Maintained daily electronic documentation requirements.
  • Provided daily electronic documentation, schedule organization, time management with multiple facilities, and communication with senior leadership and co-workers.
  • 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.
  • Perform electronic documentation of medical record, administer appropriate procedure codes for charges, and patient scheduling.
  • Maintained progress notes using Therapy Source electronic documentation to ensure full reimbursement and continuity of care.
  • Maintained accurate and timely electronic documentation to show medical necessity in compliance with Medicare guidelines.
  • Produced accurate billing and documentation using Optima electronic documentation system under high productivity expectations.
  • Performed Physical Therapy duties and electronic documentation with a flexible work schedule as needed.
  • Complete necessary documentation of every visit using electronic documentation program.
  • File and submit all patient related activities with electronic documentation.
  • Experienced in working with a variety of electronic documentation systems.
  • Demonstrated sound electronic documentation skills following hospital and state regulations.
  • Utilized electronic documentation for daily and weekly progress notes.
  • Demonstrated efficiency in electronic documentation systems (OptimisPT).
  • Complete electronic documentation and billing on all patients.
  • Completed electronic documentation and billing on daily basis.
  • Improved proficiency with electronic documentation and billing.
  • Worked with electronic documentation and Medicare/Medicaid billing.

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37. 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.
  • Perform manual therapy including soft tissue massage, myofascial release and mobilizations.
  • Treated patients with chronic pain syndromes using Myofascial Release techniques.
  • Learned and practiced manual therapy techniques such as myofascial release.
  • Introduced to myofascial release and manual lymphatic drainage techniques.
  • Acquired and utilized basic knowledge of myofascial release 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.
  • Surrounded by great therapists, I gained knowledge in manual therapy, myofascial release, and massage.
  • 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.
  • Specialized in Women's Healthcare and Manual Therapy including Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Release.
  • Utilized manual techniques of Myofascial release, Craniosacral to improve clients quality of life.

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38. MDS

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Here's how MDS is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained thorough documentation of all services and outcomes, including medical data statistics (MDS) for Medicare and Medicaid billing.
  • Attended all the meetings, worked closely with MDS nurses, good communication with the team and employees.
  • Experience with MDS 2.0 and ensured all treatments were optimized to fit each patient's appropriate diagnosis.
  • Care plan meetings with DON, MDS, Social Worker, and residents and their families.
  • Detailed documentation for Medicare, Medicaid, MDS, CO-57's and patient profiles.
  • Attended training in MDS, safety, equipment, and other requirements as needed.
  • Processed daily payroll, MDS updates, and caseload scheduling for staff members.
  • Screen part B patients and attend weekly MDS meetings with nursing home staff.
  • Involved in PPS meetings to include MDS forms for patient care plans.
  • Update MDS and ensure Outcomes and FIM scores are updated upon discharge.
  • Managed time effectively to ensure compliance with Medicare MDS guidelines.
  • Assist administrator with MDS and staff schedules.
  • Input data for computerized MDS books.
  • Complete information required for an MDS.
  • Assisted with MDS and billing.
  • Gather objective measurements/information and submit progress notes to MDs.
  • contracted facilities as a PTA as needed.-Fill in as the Rehabilitation Director and attend medicare, MDS and family care meetings.
  • Communicated with MDs, RPT and other medical staff concerning patient status, progress and any areas of concern.
  • Communicated with MDs, RPT and other medical professionals concerning patient status, progress and continued services needs.
  • Lead multi-discipline rehabilitation meetings; assisted with MDS entry; and participated in high school student shadowing program.

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39. ADL

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Here's how ADL is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Provided treatment that improved patient mobility while working extensively with the patients on their gait and balance and functional ADL's.
  • 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.
  • Guide and develop of regaining self-care and independence of ADL-(activities of daily living) functions.
  • 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 therapy services to promote functional ADL ability within patients range.
  • Provide gait, balance, and functional training for ADL purposes.
  • Planned and organized work; met all deadlines.
  • Handled daily documentation and billing on deadline.
  • Assist post surgical Pt's with Ambulation, Balance, and ADL's
  • Assist patients to improve all ADL's.
  • Conduct therapeutic activities to improve functional strength and mobility for increased independence with ADLs.
  • Manage a high volume of patients whilst timely meeting deadlines forsubmitting documentation.
  • Plan and administer treatments, therapeutic exercise programs, balance activities, gait training, stair training, and functionalADL's.
  • Gained experience with the geriatric population to improve ADL's, cardiac function, muscular strength, and neuropathies.
  • Performed safety education for transfers and ADL training with staff (NSG,CNA and restorative staff).

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40. ICU

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Here's how ICU is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Delivered skilled therapy to ICU neurological and general hospital patients while consistently meeting productivity, quality, and patient satisfaction metrics.
  • 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.
  • Completed the ICU academy for Physical Therapy at University of Arizona Medical Center.
  • Facilitate programmatic faculty meetings, advisory committee meetings, curriculum review meetings.
  • Created and developed course-specific curriculum and instructed various courses.
  • Assisted therapists and treatment of patients in acute setting including cardiac, Orthopedics, trauma, TBI, and ICU.
  • Worked in various settings including; inpatient, outpatient, ICU, nursing home, and short term rehab.
  • Provided inpatient therapy to a variety of hospitalized patients including acute, ICU, and swing bed program patients.
  • Ensured students therapy regime focused on student's access to curriculum in compliance with Title IXX standards.
  • Conducted a non-paid Educational Clinical Rotation as part of the curriculum at State Technical College of Missouri.
  • Provided treatments in hospital setting including ICU, CCU, Sub-acute and Acute care (pool position)
  • 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.
  • Interacted with OT, SLP and Skilled Nursing to co-treat difficult patients and organize functional schedules.
  • Provided therapy to patients in multiple departments including trauma, cardiac, neurology, and ICU.
  • Experienced with ICU protocol, and positioning when at rest and sitting upright in a chair.
  • Assisted speech and occupational therapy to provide a treatment that would best suit particular patients.
  • Informed therapist regarding any patient complaints, difficulty with treatment, or change in status.

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41. Supportive Devices

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Here's how Supportive Devices is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Constructed, maintained and repaired medical supportive devices.
  • Train patients in the use of orthopedic braces, supportive devices, TEN unit, and home cervical traction units.
  • Fit and train patients for orthopedic braces and supportive devices, such as walkers, canes, and wheelchairs.
  • Train patients in use and care of orthopedic braces, prostheses, and supportive devices, such as crutches.
  • Instruct patients in use of supportive devices, such as crutches, canes, walkers, and prosthesis.
  • Assisted patients to put on and remove supportive devices, such as braces, splints, or slings.
  • Assisted patients in donning and doffing supportive devices, such as braces, splints, and slings.
  • Fitted crutches, canes, walkers, supportive devices and instructed patient in their use.
  • Fit patients for orthopedic braces, prostheses, or supportive devices, such as crutches.
  • Train patients in the use of orthopedic braces, prostheses, or supportive devices.
  • Adjusted fit of supportive devices for patients, as instructed by the therapist.
  • Fitted and trained patients for orthopedic braces, prostheses and supportive devices.
  • Train patients to use orthopedic braces, prostheses and supportive devices.
  • Fitted patients for supportive devices, such as crutches and walkers.
  • Fitted patients with orthopedic braces and supportive devices.
  • Instructed, motivated and assisted patient in the use of assistive and supportive devices such as crutches, canes and prostheses.
  • Employed modalities to facilitate functional gains including: shortwave diathermy, continuous passive motion, ultrasound, and orthotic/supportive devices.
  • Assisted clients with wheelchair, crutch, cane and other supportive devices and equipments.

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42. Cold Packs

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Here's how Cold Packs is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Treated orthopedic patients with message, hot and cold packs, ultrasound, whirlpool, TENS and cervical and lumbar traction.
  • Administered active and passive therapeutic exercises/massages using EMS, light, sound, heat, and hot and cold packs.
  • 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.
  • Provide cold packs, hot packs, and electric stimulation to patients whenever that treatment was necessary.
  • Assisted patients through their exercises, provided hot & cold packs as prescribed by the therapists.
  • Administered Cold Packs and Moist Heat as part of Patients plan of care.
  • Performed the implantation of hot and cold packs to patients as needed.
  • Sanitized utensils; supplied hot and cold packs for therapy sessions.
  • Performed ultrasound, applied cold packs and moist heat when needed.
  • Placed hot and cold packs on patients, also electrodes.
  • Get hot packs/cold packs for patients, assist with exercises.
  • 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.
  • Assisted with ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, heating and cold packs, patient exercise and a variety of neuromuscular therapies.
  • Worked with patient charts, ultrasounded the patients where requested by the Therapists, applied hot and cold packs where instructed.
  • Utilize various modalities including moist heat, cold packs, STM, IASTM, and ultrasound to aide with treatment interventions.
  • Use of modalities such as electric stimulation, ultrasound, hot packs and cold packs for appropriate patient population.
  • Applied hot packs, cold packs, and electrically based treatments/modalities to stimulate muscle/nerve function.

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43. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Administered a broad range of modalities to patients to help restore function.

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44. 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.
  • Skilled nursing facility, evenings and weekend, cardiac rehabilitation, COPD training, and family education.
  • 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.
  • Provide rehabilitation for COPD patients * Prepare treatment plan for musculoskeletal injuries based on evaluation.
  • Assisted patients with multiple chronic diagnoses, including COPD and asthma.

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45. 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.
  • 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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46. Rug

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Here's how Rug is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Participated in a two-week, out-patient clinic working with patients struggling with a variety of physical impairments in a fast-paced environment.
  • Managed a professional staff, directed appropriate RUG levels, and Maintained appropriate financial directives set forth by company standards
  • Establish and track RUG categories, as well as work with MDS coordinator in order to ensure efficient billing.
  • Work with all staff to ensure Medicare A RUG levels are patient specific and fulfilled per Medicare requirements.
  • Established good report with students diagnosed with ASD, even when most staff struggled to do so.
  • Completed patient treatments, billing, scheduling, set RUG levels, completed reports, pt.
  • Participated in interdisciplinary meetings to coordinate patients' plan of care as well as PPS/RUG categories.
  • Work with other therapists to coordinate minutes of treatment to correspond with medicare reimbursement RUG levels.
  • Worked flexible hours, based on the needs of the residents to maintain RUG levels.
  • Followed MDS 3.0 guidelines with understanding of rug Levels for facility and Rehab department reimbursement.
  • Managed Medicare minutes and patient tracking to maintain proper RUG levels on assessment reference dates.
  • Assisted with case management of PPS and RUGS when transitioning the Director of Rehab.
  • Work alongside MDS coordinator to schedule appropriate billing RUGS for all skilled Medicare patients.
  • Assist as needed with attending morning stand up meetings and managing medicare RUGS.
  • Follow PPS and RUG levels and perform written documentation daily and weekly.
  • Managed computer task including monthly billing, setting RUG levels and notes.
  • Developed basic knowledge of RUG levels and common Medicare updates and requirements.
  • Communicated Daily with MDS Staff to set RUG Levels during Multi-Disciplinary Meetings.
  • Worked closely with the MDS nursing to achieve our RUGS level.
  • Monitor patient minutes to ensure proper Medicare rug level was achieved.

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47. Balance Activities

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Here's how Balance Activities is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Facilitate aquatic therapy including bilateral upper, lower extremity, and trunk strengthening/stretching and balance activities.
  • Developed and instructed patients on higher level balance activities.
  • Develop balance activities as well as progress exercise programs to enhance their physical therapy program and overall wellness of the patient.
  • Develop balance activities as well as exercise programs to enhance their total wellness within scope of practice.
  • Incorporated gait and balance activities to address impairments and difficulties to reduce fall risks.
  • Performed gait training, stair training, strengthening, and balance activities.
  • Administered gait and transfer training, therapeutic exercises and balance activities.
  • Balance activities to decrease risk of falls.
  • Performed therapeutic exercise, gait and stair training, balance activities, patient and family education Documented daily notes
  • Implemented modalities, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and balance activities appropriate to each patient.
  • Provided therapeutic exercise, balance activities and modalities to patients in a short term rehab setting.
  • Performed gait and transfer training, balance activities, therex, and bed mobility.
  • assited therapist with patient care, including home health visits, teaching strength, and conditioning, ambulation and balance activities.

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48. Injury Prevention

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Here's how Injury Prevention is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Provided patient- and family-centered education with emphasis on safety awareness and injury prevention.
  • Educated patients and family members about diagnoses, injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.
  • Educated patients and caregivers regarding diagnoses, injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.
  • Provided in-services to the geriatric population on injury prevention and the importance of exercise.
  • Helped instruct exercise classes for ACL injury prevention.
  • Instructed hospital staff in back injury prevention.
  • Monitored and recorded patient progress in response to therapy Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.
  • Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.
  • Conducted education sessions for both patients and family members to help them understand diagnosis, injury prevention, and therapeutic treatments.
  • Directed Performing Arts program, leading pointe and injury prevention screenings and treating dance related injuries in the clinical setting.
  • Instruct patients in proper ambulation, injury prevention, home exercise, and use of assistive devices.
  • Provide staff with continuing education inservices and develop the company's Injury Prevention program.
  • Instructed orientees and staff in annual transfer and body mechanics for injury prevention.

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49. PNF

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Here's how PNF is used in Physical Therapist Assistant jobs:
  • Perform manual therapy skills such as massage, joint mobilization, passive range of motion, PNF technique, and IASTM.
  • Participated and assisted therapist with ROM exercises, PNF techniques, mechanical traction and wound care.
  • Provided in-service presentations of PNF training and AIDS dementia.
  • Assisted and Directed patients on various PNF stretching techniques.
  • Delivered an In-service on PNF techniques.
  • Attended two day PNF course in 2007.
  • Participated in developing work hardening programs * Participated and assisted therapist with ROM exercises, PNF techniques and wound care.
  • Experienced in theraputic exercises, joint mobilization, postural awareness education, PROM, AROM, and PNF.
  • Experience with PNF exercises, joint mobilizations,and Strain-Counterstrain technique.
  • Performed PNF and Brunnstrom synergy exercises to restore motor function.
  • Conducted inservices for therapy staff on PNF techniques, fall prevention, and advances in cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Provide various eletrotherapeutic modalities and various therapeutic exercise techniques such as PNF, progressive resistive exercises, strength and endurance training.
  • Chart reviews Modifying home programs for pediatric and geriatric population Myofacial/ PNF release techniques
  • Perform specialized techniques on geriatric patients, (PNF, gait practices, "Sara Meeks" Osteoporosis program).
  • Assisted in treatment of Strain-Counterstrain patients Supervised patellar mobilization Supervised PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation)

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20 Most Common Skill for a Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapy30.9%
Patient Care15%
Gait Training7.3%
Treatment Plans6.5%
Rehab6.4%
PTA4%
Functional Mobility4%
Ultrasound3.8%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Physical Therapist Assistant

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy
26%
26%
2
2
Patient Care
Patient Care
12.6%
12.6%
3
3
Gait Training
Gait Training
6.1%
6.1%
4
4
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
5.4%
5.4%
5
5
Rehab
Rehab
5.3%
5.3%
6
6
PTA
PTA
3.4%
3.4%
7
7
Functional Mobility
Functional Mobility
3.4%
3.4%
8
8
Ultrasound
Ultrasound
3.2%
3.2%
9
9
Manual Therapy Techniques
Manual Therapy Techniques
2.6%
2.6%
10
10
Manual Therapeutic Exercises
Manual Therapeutic Exercises
2.6%
2.6%
11
11
Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention
2.1%
2.1%
12
12
Electrical Stimulation
Electrical Stimulation
1.8%
1.8%
13
13
CVA
CVA
1.5%
1.5%
14
14
SNF
SNF
1.4%
1.4%
15
15
Medical Records
Medical Records
1.3%
1.3%
16
16
ROM
ROM
1.2%
1.2%
17
17
Orthopedics
Orthopedics
1.2%
1.2%
18
18
Functional Activities
Functional Activities
1.1%
1.1%
19
19
Parkinson
Parkinson
1%
1%
20
20
Pain Management
Pain Management
1%
1%
21
21
Balance Training
Balance Training
1%
1%
22
22
Assistive Devices
Assistive Devices
1%
1%
23
23
POC
POC
1%
1%
24
24
Outpatient Clinic
Outpatient Clinic
0.8%
0.8%
25
25
E-Stim
E-Stim
0.8%
0.8%
26
26
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
0.8%
0.8%
27
27
Body Mechanics
Body Mechanics
0.7%
0.7%
28
28
Joint Replacements
Joint Replacements
0.6%
0.6%
29
29
Independent Living
Independent Living
0.6%
0.6%
30
30
TBI
TBI
0.5%
0.5%
31
31
Direct Supervision
Direct Supervision
0.5%
0.5%
32
32
Neuromuscular Re-Education
Neuromuscular Re-Education
0.5%
0.5%
33
33
Alzheimer
Alzheimer
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
OT
OT
0.5%
0.5%
35
35
Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
Electronic Documentation
Electronic Documentation
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
Myofascial Release
Myofascial Release
0.4%
0.4%
38
38
MDS
MDS
0.4%
0.4%
39
39
ADL
ADL
0.4%
0.4%
40
40
ICU
ICU
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
Supportive Devices
Supportive Devices
0.4%
0.4%
42
42
Cold Packs
Cold Packs
0.4%
0.4%
43
43
Restore Function
Restore Function
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
Copd
Copd
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Rug
Rug
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
Balance Activities
Balance Activities
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
Injury Prevention
Injury Prevention
0.4%
0.4%
49
49
PNF
PNF
0.4%
0.4%

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