Top Physical Therapist Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Physical Therapist. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Physical Therapist resumes they appeared on. For example, 23.0% of Physical Therapist resumes contained Physical Therapy as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Physical Therapist actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Physical Therapist 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 jobs:
  • Performed orthopedic/neurological skilled physical therapy treatments
  • Provided physical therapy treatment evaluations and patient care according to rehab facility, state, professional and federal regulations and guidelines.
  • Prepared patients for physical therapy treatment by welcoming, comforting, providing and/or assisting patient into physical therapy apparel or apertures.
  • Performed physical therapy evaluations, and assisted in delivering holistic rehabilitation care to inpatient and outpatient pediatric, and neonatal ICU population
  • Provided home pediatric physical therapy evaluation and treatment services to over 30 children with developmental, neurological and genetic disorders.
  • Provide educational information about physical therapy or physical therapists, injury prevention, ergonomics, or ways to promote health.
  • Home Health physical therapy evaluations, treatments/discharges, instructed in home exercise programs, and supervised physical therapy assistants.
  • Provide evaluations, examinations, and implementation of physical therapy services in an outpatient rehabilitation clinic for numerous diagnoses.
  • Provided physical therapy treatment through equine-assisted activities in order to achieve measurable gross motor improvement in children with disabilities.
  • Treated patient under a Virginia license of physical therapy in a private, outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic.
  • Develop, implement and coordinate the physical therapy intervention including philosophy, vision, departmental procedures and goals.
  • Supervised physical therapy staff, interns and volunteers and oversaw the day-to-day operation of the Rehabilitation Department.
  • Provide weekly aquatic physical therapy at community centers for a varied population with permanent, long-term disabilities.
  • Completed and updated all medical documentation for provided physical therapy to reflect procedures completed and patient progress.
  • Provided physical therapy services for populations pediatric to geriatric with conditions ranging from neurological to orthopedic.
  • Trained and supervised physical therapy aides and provided direct clinical supervision to physical therapy students.
  • Trained and supervised one Physical Therapist Assistant and Physical Therapy Aides in physical therapy treatments.
  • Establish and supervise physical therapy personnel as they assist patients with patient specific rehabilitation programs.
  • Inform patients when diagnosis reveals findings outside physical therapy and refer to appropriate practitioners.
  • Provide physical therapy treatments for any orthopedic, muscular, neurological and other conditions.

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2. Occupational Therapy Services

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Here's how Occupational Therapy Services is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Perform Daily independent Physical and Occupational Therapy services throughout hospital.
  • Provided comprehensive occupational therapy services for adults with sub-acute rehabilitation needs.
  • oProvided occupational therapy services to 5-8 residents daily under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist.

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3. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Provided supervision and task delegation for two Physical Therapist Assistants and equipped them with information necessary to provide quality patient care.
  • Perform specialized patient care evaluations, identify complex patient problems and integrate physical therapy treatment with other health care professionals.
  • Provided quality patient care and excellent physician customer service in a private outpatient setting primarily orthopedic and sport related injuries.
  • Demonstrated excellence in managing individualized and research based patient care, along with insurances, billing and administrative responsibilities.
  • Work in a multidisciplinary environment, alongside occupational and speech therapists, with collaboration about patient care when appropriate.
  • Provided physical therapy services by evaluating patient care protocols; measuring outcomes; researching and evaluating emerging trends.
  • Consulted with doctors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and case management regarding patient care and therapy recommendations.
  • Communicated and collaborated with massage therapists and acupuncturists as a team to optimize treatment and patient care.
  • Assisted in developing and implementing the interdisciplinary patient care plan as it pertains to physical therapy.
  • Provided exceptional patient care while performing evaluations, skilled interventions and discharge planning for geriatric patients.
  • Managed a high-volume caseload and communicated with appropriate office personnel as needed for efficient patient care.
  • Communicate and manage patient care and rehabilitation with nine pediatric orthopedic surgeons and two physician assistants
  • Participated in patient care team conferences, developed and updated clinical pathways and home exercise programs
  • Integrated co-treatment with occupational and speech therapy into patient care to maximize functional gains.
  • Provided supervisory skills in directing physical therapy assistants in provision of quality patient care.
  • Supervised technicians and equipped them with information necessary to provide quality patient care.
  • Supervised technicians and provided direction and oversight necessary for optimum patient care.
  • Worked independently with the ability to maintain productivity and quality patient care.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to optimize patient care and improve customer satisfaction.
  • Educated patients and caregivers in energy conserving and safe patient care techniques

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4. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Conducted full physical therapy examination, developed and progressed treatment plans, and initiated discharge planning in the skilled nursing environment.
  • Performed evaluations, implemented treatment plans and updated plans of care within an outpatient facility focusing on orthopedic conditions and rehabilitation.
  • Formulated individualized treatment plans, with an emphasis on self responsibility, to achieve goals to maximize functional improvement.
  • Coordinated and implemented physical therapy programs for a variety of outpatient diagnoses, delegated treatment plans for supporting staff.
  • Designed focused treatment plans based on evaluative data including imaging studies, objective findings, and functional movement assessments.
  • Developed appropriate treatment plans and educated patients and family members on appropriate home exercise programs and lifestyle changes.
  • Performed evaluations, and devised and implemented progressive treatment plans for geriatric patients in multiple assisted living facilities.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans for preschool and school aged children with various levels of developmental delay
  • Modified and communicated changes to treatment plans as necessary based on frequent assessment for individual patients.
  • Provided palliative care in outpatient settings ranging from assessment to development and implementation of treatment plans.
  • Provided thorough clinical evaluations and treatment plans for outpatients in hospital-based and satellite outpatient clinics.
  • Completed evaluations and developed and implemented effective individualized treatment plans in accordance with professional standards.
  • Evaluate and establish treatment plans for patients with a diversity of orthopedic and neurological disorders.
  • Communicate with or instruct caregivers or family members on patient therapeutic activities or treatment plans.
  • Modified and coordinated Physical Therapy treatment plans as needed through data assessment for individual patient.
  • Developed appropriate functional outcomes and treatment plans based on evaluation results and family input.
  • Develop patient centered treatment plans that would be implemented in an inter-disciplinary treatment session.
  • Collaborate with other hospital services to develop appropriate patient goals and integrated treatment plans.
  • Supervised and implemented physical therapy treatment plans and parent education to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Job Description: Responsible for evaluating/assessing needs of referred patients and formulating treatment plans.

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5. Rehab

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Here's how Rehab is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Specialized in outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation.
  • Provided intensive physical rehabilitation to out patients, learning intricacies and importance of complete assessment for determining comprehensive rehabilitation plans.
  • Collaborated with occupational therapists, speech pathologists, and translators in order to provide complete rehabilitation services for the patients.
  • Managed both outpatient and inpatient departments for rehabilitation under high volume caseload and organized the daily schedules of patients.
  • Evaluated and treated primarily geriatric patient population with varying diagnoses, ranging from orthopedic to cardiopulmonary to neurological rehabilitation.
  • Worked in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation department implementing, reviewing, revising and progressing individual PT treatment programs.
  • Designed and presented health and fitness education workshops highlighting physical activity, nutrition, injury prevention and rehabilitation.
  • Accommodate and transport patients needing physical therapy rehabilitation to and from their scheduled appointments within the hospital facility.
  • Assist patients with proper movement techniques and rehabilitation exercise under the direct supervision of the Physical Therapist.
  • Provide physical rehabilitative services to patients under specific medical orders as part of a coordinated team.
  • Helped develop and implemented a monthly journal club meeting to discuss relevant new research in rehabilitation.
  • Coordinate and engage safe proper physical rehabilitation exercises with patients facilitated through the physical therapist.
  • Evaluated and treated adult orthopedic, pulmonary and amputee patients in acute rehabilitation facility.
  • Participated actively in Screening, Evaluation, Counseling and Management of patients for Rehabilitation.
  • Trained and educated student nurses on various rehabilitation techniques to further assist therapy patients.
  • Completed rotations in the skilled nursing unit, in-patient rehabilitation unit and out-patient clinic.
  • Collaborate with rehab departments from contracted skilled nursing facilities to coordinate care/DC planning.
  • Provided extensive post operative rehabilitation treatment for CP children following SEMLARASS and OSSCS operations
  • Observe several Physical Therapist in the inpatient rehabilitation facility at John Muir Hospital.
  • Attended weekly rehabilitation team meeting in order to facilitate collaboration within the team.

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6. Outpatient Clinic

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Here's how Outpatient Clinic is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Assessed and treated clients with a wide array of orthopedic and neurological diagnoses in an outpatient clinic, including work conditioning/hardening
  • Provided evaluation and treatment in a private outpatient clinic with emphasis on manual orthopedic physical therapy and sports medicine.
  • Evaluated and treated patients with both orthopedic and neurological conditions in a hospital-based outpatient clinic.
  • Assisted in transition from paper documentation system to ReDoc computer based documentation in outpatient clinic.
  • Acted as senior physical therapist for a mid-sized community hospital and associated outpatient clinic.
  • Provide professional support services to rehabilitation center residents and outpatient clinic located on-site.
  • Evaluated and treated patients in privately owned outpatient clinic under orthopedic surgeon.
  • Contract Physical Therapy Combination of acute care, rehab settings and outpatient clinics
  • Assisted the director of rehabilitation in developing and expanding the outpatient clinic.
  • Developed and implemented patient-specific plans of care in an ambulatory outpatient clinic.
  • Provided physical therapy services in Skilled Nursing Facility and Outpatient Clinic.
  • Provided one-on-one care to patients in a hospital-based outpatient clinic.
  • Evaluate and treat patients in a multidisciplinary outpatient clinical setting.
  • Provide comprehensive aquatic/land therapy treatment programs in the outpatient clinic.
  • Worked PRN providing physical therapy within several outpatient clinics
  • Performed Functional Capacity Evaluations in an outpatient clinic
  • Provided administrative support of outpatient clinic duties.
  • Supervised and managed an outpatient clinic.
  • Provided therapy in an outpatient clinic
  • Worked in an orthopedic outpatient clinic

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7. Orthopedic Conditions

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Here's how Orthopedic Conditions is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Performed evaluations and treatments for children 0- with neurological, orthopedic conditions, genetic disorders and unspecified developmental delays.
  • Provide outpatient physical therapy services to patients with neurological and orthopedic conditions ranging from children to older adults.
  • Lead physical therapist evaluating and treating patients with a variety of orthopedic conditions in a manual therapy clinic.
  • Evaluated and treated adult patients with neurological and orthopedic conditions in this inpatient rehab facility on weekends.
  • Evaluate and treat outpatient individuals with neurological conditions, balance impairment, vertigo and orthopedic conditions.
  • Designed exercise and rehabilitation programs for patients with neurological and orthopedic conditions at Nursing Home.
  • Treat diverse patients for orthopedic conditions including a variety of surgical and non-surgical conditions.
  • Provided Physical Therapy services to patients with chronic orthopedic conditions in an outpatient/inpatient setting.
  • Evaluated and treated patients with wide variety of orthopedic conditions including post-surgical rehabilitation.
  • Treated patients with neurological, cardiopulmonary, cognitive, and orthopedic conditions.
  • Evaluated and treated children and adults patients with neurological and orthopedic conditions.
  • Gained experience in correlating existing orthopedic conditions with possible systemic causes.
  • Gained experience in evaluation, assessment, and treatment of orthopedic conditions
  • Evaluated and customized treatment for patients with medical and orthopedic conditions.
  • Manage high volume caseload of orthopedic clients with multiple orthopedic conditions.
  • Evaluated and treated orthopedic conditions with manual therapy and comprehensive exercise programs
  • Conducted evaluations for pediatric patients with neurological and orthopedic conditions.
  • Consulted self referred and physician referred patients with orthopedic conditions.
  • Implement physical therapy treatments to patients with orthopedic conditions.
  • Assisted patients in rehabilitation for various orthopedic conditions.

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8. Manual Therapy Techniques

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Here's how Manual Therapy Techniques is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Provided outpatient care for the general populace heavily focused in manual therapy techniques and general functional restoration.
  • Integrated specialized manual therapy techniques at a private practice outpatient clinic advocating overall wellness and healing.
  • Gained valuable experience in performing joint mobilizations and manual therapy techniques.
  • Attended a manual therapy techniques continuing education course and sport medicine conference
  • Performed manual therapy techniques into treatment sessions.
  • Utilized manual therapy techniques such as soft tissue, mobilization, joint mobilization and muscle energy techniques for spinal rehabilitation treatment.
  • Performed Evidence-based Manual therapy techniques on patients with age range of 3-95 for various orthopedic, neurological or sports related conditions.
  • Utilized a variety of manual therapy techniques for treatment of patients with acute, chronic, and post-operative conditions.
  • Recognized expert in manual therapy techniques, including Muscle Energy Technique and Active Release Technique, among others.
  • Utilized manual therapy techniques and treatment techniques based on diagnosis, pain level, and prior functional limitations.
  • Supported average 40 patients per week caseload; Utilized manual therapy techniques; Managed documentation and billing.
  • Performed manual therapy techniques when necessary to improve patient's function, ROM or decrease pain.
  • Provided various manual therapy techniques to increase range of motion and optimize function.
  • Advanced education in manual therapy techniques through the University of St. Augustine.
  • Apply manual therapy techniques to restore the normal motion of the body.
  • Educated support staff on manual therapy techniques for lower extremity.
  • Mentored as new graduate on manual therapy techniques by senior clinicians
  • Utilized an abundance of manual therapy techniques.
  • Focused on manual therapy techniques.
  • Diagnosed and treated patients with orthopedic problems using Manual therapy techniques and electrical modalities * Handled pediatric and adult neurological cases

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9. Traumatic Brain Injury

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Here's how Traumatic Brain Injury is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Restored function for patients and prevented/lessened disabilities following disease or profound injury (traumatic brain injury, stroke and paralysis).
  • Provided physical therapy evaluations, established plan of care and treatment to consumer's who sustained a traumatic brain injury.
  • Worked with mentally retarded population of different type of conditions such as traumatic brain injury, CP, Paraplegia.
  • Evaluated, reevaluated, and treated patients suffering from symptoms related to traumatic brain injury.
  • Experience with cross coverage to general rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury unit and acute care.
  • Provided direct patient care to spinal cord and traumatic brain injury populations.
  • Evaluated and treated traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients.
  • Staff Physical Therapist servicing patients with traumatic brain injury, neuromuscular disorders and orthopedic injuries
  • treated patients suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Evaluated and treated complex diagnoses in acute inpatient rehabilitation setting including stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury.
  • Treated patients with stroke, spinal cord injury (paraplegia/quadriplegia), traumatic brain injury, encephalopathy.
  • Treated patients with diagnoses of cerebrovascular accident, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury and multiple sclerosis.
  • Evaluate and treat patients including orthopeadic, SCI and traumatic brain injury.
  • Developed brain injury programs/protocols for the Traumatic Brain Injury Unit. )

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10. Ultrasound

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Here's how Ultrasound is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Supported physical therapists by leading patients in exercises, providing ice/heat, ultrasound and electric stimulation.
  • Prepared and then treated patients for ultrasounds and electric stimulation under supervision of physical therapist.
  • Performed electric stimulation and ultrasounds and also helped patients with their exercises.
  • Treated patients with stimulation and therapeutic ultrasounds as directed by therapists.
  • Prepared ultrasound and electric stimulation machinery for the physical therapist.
  • Assisted with exercises, therapeutic ultrasounds and documenting patient information.
  • Assisted Physical Therapist with patient ultrasounds and mobility exercises.
  • Administered ultrasound therapy on patients when ordered by therapist.
  • Administered electric stimulation and ultrasound treatment to patients.
  • Performed ultrasound on patients to decrease inflammation.
  • Performed routine ultrasound treatments prescribed by therapists.
  • Performed ultrasound therapy on patients.
  • Prepare patients for ultrasound application.
  • Administered treatments - muscle stretching, relaxation, ultrasound, ice, and stimulation - and updated charts to reflect progress.
  • Administered treatments such as hydrotherapy, electric stimulation, mechanical traction, ultrasound, moist hot packs, and ice packs.
  • Assist in heat/ice application and ultrasound * Review exercises with patients * Pull charts and record data as required in patients grid
  • Help treat patient by applying heat packs, helping with exercises, and administering ultrasound, electric stimulation and traction set-ups.
  • Administered treatment involving application of physical agents, using equipment, moist packs, ultraviolet and infrared lamps and ultrasound.
  • Administer treatment that involve application of physical agents, using equipment, moist packs, ultrasound machines or muscle stimulation.
  • Worked with patients on mobility exercises, hot and cold compression, ultrasound, electric stimulation, and strength training.

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11. SNF

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Here's how SNF is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Provided home physical therapy to patients discharged from hospital, SNF, rehabilitation centers and/or Physician referrals.
  • Staff physical therapist in SNF setting providing inpatient and outpatient services utilizing GEM program
  • Provided Physical Therapy services for a SNF/ECF and Sub-acute/Rehab care facility.
  • Provided physical therapy services for community-based SNF and long-term care facility.
  • Licensed PT performing evaluations/treatments in SNF setting for geriatric and dementia population
  • Travel assignment at challenging dual focus SNF/Adult/Psych Facility
  • Worked as a traveling Physical Therapist, completing 3 assignments in Inpatient Rehab/SNF in Texas, Arizona, and Washington states.
  • Kindred Transitional Care and Rehab - Milwaukee, WI - Examined functional abilities of short/long-term geriatric residents at a 473-bed SNF.
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team to ensure a safe discharge from acute-care to home, in-patient rehab, SNF or assisted-living facility.
  • Managed the SNF unit, responsible for evaluations, treatments, and oversaw PT plan of care when delegating to PTA.
  • Provided physical therapy to patients in outpatient setting (also in acute care and nursing home/SNF settings as needed).
  • Work as Travel Physical therapist in New York and Indiana State in Acute Rehab center, SNF and Home care.
  • Evaluate and treat geriatric patients in a Skilled Nursing Facility(SNF), Assisted Living Facility and home health.
  • Evaluate, create plans of care, and manage patients in SNF and nursing home unit for physical therapy services.
  • Evaluate and establish plans of care for acutely ill patients in acute hospital, rehab, and SNF settings.
  • Acted as primary therapist within the Transitional Care Unit (SNF), managing RUG levels, discharge plans.
  • Provided skilled PT services for a large SNF comprised of independent living, assisted living and short -term care.
  • Served in the capacity of lead physical therapist in a SNF, with 138 beds, in Central Tennessee.
  • Provided 1st ever in-service on a rehab topic by a therapist to the governing board of a private SNF.
  • Instruct patient how to adjust to modified independence post discharge from SNF, LTAC, or Inpatient Hospital setting.

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12. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Reviewed /audited physician referrals, patient conditions and medical records to determine skilled therapy treatment need / quality assurance compliance.
  • Review Physician referrals/patient medical records and thorough Evaluation to formulate an accurate diagnosis and best course of treatment.
  • Inspected physician referrals and determined appropriate care activities, medical records and execution of physician orders.
  • Utilized EPIC electronic medical records to complete all documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Updated, organized and maintained patient s medical records ensuring accuracy and proper documentation.
  • Assisted therapists with Implementing physical therapy routines * Recorded patient progress in medical records
  • Documented patient evaluation, progress and follow up on electronic medical records system.
  • Prepare patients for therapy treatments while maintaining medical records and physical therapy equipment.
  • Tacked and documented therapy accordance with polices and procedures regarding medical records.
  • Assisted Physical Therapist with patient preparation and medical records.
  • Complete timely documentations daily through electronic medical records system.
  • Gained experience using Epic Hyperspace for electronic medical records.
  • Maintain confidentiality they protect the security of medical records.
  • Utilized electronic medical records system for patient notes.
  • Performed clerical tasks, filing, billing, ordered supplies, took payments, request/obtain medical records in addition to scheduling.
  • Evaluate patient's signs and symptoms; correlate medical records and data; and determine the patient's treatment diagnosis.
  • Review physician's recommendation and patient's medical records to assist decide treatment plan and therapy treatment in required time.
  • Review physicians' referral and patients' medical records to determine and follow through with appropriate physical therapy treatment required.
  • Provided updated medical records and after treatment explained patient status and concerns about treatment and exercises to the PT.
  • Perform an initial exam, evaluate medical records and physician's referral and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.

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13. Ptas

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Here's how Ptas is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Managed Physical Therapy Clinic and supervised two PTAs in a clinic specializing in adult orthopedic, neurological patients and injured athletes.
  • Worked collaboratively with other physical therapists, PTAs, occupational therapists, physicians, and medical technicians.
  • Supervised and collaborated with PTAs and Athletic Trainers regarding various interventions and documentation.
  • Mentored and supervising and delegating duties to PTAs in all physical-rehabilitation-therapy treatments.
  • Performed physical therapy evaluation and treatment of orthopedic patients and supervised PTAs.
  • Direct two PTAs in appropriate treatment interventions and in delivering skilled physical therapy
  • Assisted in developing/implementing outpatient therapy department Skills Used *Supervised two PTAs
  • Supervised PTAs, reviewed and co-signed documentation.
  • Delegated responsibility to PTAs as required.
  • Examined and evaluated patients, designed and implemented plan of care, weekend Lead PT -supervised PTAs and other health care workers
  • Provide direction and training to new staff, student interns and volunteers, families, nursing staff, and PTAs.
  • Adjusted and became very efficient in time management balancing pt care, documentation, travel time, and supervising PTAs.
  • Provide supervision to PTAs, education for patients, caregivers and families, and assist in equipment procurement as needed.
  • Supervised techs, delegated duties to PTAs and designed exercise programs in an outpatient private practice with aquatic therapy.
  • Job duties include evaluating and treating patients, supervising 2-3 PTAs, and consulting and collaborating with interdisciplinary departments.
  • Supervised PTAs, OT, and SLP for home health section of company, including performance evaluations of colleagues.
  • Direct supervision of 2 PTAs while actively participating in weekly meetings and home assessments to determine safe discharge planning.
  • Ensured quality patient care given by PTAs, performing monthly supervisor visits of all patients I was responsible for.
  • Evaluate, educate, perform chart reviews, and quality assurance of PTAs, aids and student physical therapists.
  • Communicated with other therapists and PTAs on follow ups when my patients were being treated by them.

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14. CVA

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Here's how CVA is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Assessed and treated patients with neurological and orthopedic diagnoses including traumatic brain injury, CVA, and progressive neurological disorders.
  • Participate in weekly patient planning on patients with diagnoses of CVA, BI in a multidisciplinary setting to set monthly goals/outcomes.
  • Evaluate, examine, assess and treat patients with neurological and orthopedic conditions, focus on TBI, SCI, CVA
  • Worked as inpatient therapist responsible for treating CVA, spinal cord injuries, MS, and various orthopedic surgical patients.
  • Evaluated and treated in-patients and out-patients with various conditions such as CVA, Multiple Sclerosis, and S/P THA.
  • Evaluate and treat a diverse caseload of patients including CVA, Dementia, Orthopedic Surgeries and various cardiovascular conditions.
  • Worked closely with neurosurgeon/neurologists for developing exercise regimes for stroke, CVA, spinal cord injuries patients.
  • Performed rehabilitative techniques on various diagnoses including orthopedic, amputee, trauma, CVA and acute illness.
  • Handled most neurological cases like CVA, SCI, PD as well as some Orthopedic cases.
  • Evaluated/treated inpatients in areas of CVA, joint replacements, general surgeries and general medicine.
  • Focused on patients with non-surgical and post-surgical orthopedic injuries, respiratory failure, and CVA.
  • Provided acute inpatient rehab for CVA, ventilator-dependent, and post-op orthopedic patients.
  • Evaluate and treat home health clients post-orthopedic surgeries, and CVA, injuries.
  • Performed PT intervention for upper extremity post CVA recovery study- CITRIX study
  • Performed multiple in-services for staff on treatment interventions for CVA population.
  • Performed weekly CVA education groups to patient's and care givers.
  • Treat outpatient orthopedic injuries, CVA, TBI patients.
  • Assisted with the development of the CVA specialty program.
  • Implemented weekly rounds for the CVA specialty program.
  • Lead physical therapist of CVA Team.

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15. Therapeutic Exercises

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Here's how Therapeutic Exercises is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Coached injured patients to perform therapeutic exercises properly while empathizing with their pain in a fast paced cost-sensitive environment.
  • Performed Physical Therapy evaluations and treatments for individuals in their home setting using primarily therapeutic exercises and therapeutic activities.
  • Assisted the supervising physical therapist in the administration of therapeutic exercises in both land and aquatic environments.
  • Administer therapeutic exercises and instruct patients in cardiac rehabilitation program, relaxation and gait training.
  • Performed therapeutic exercises and treatments to patients with Neurological, orthopedic, cardiovascular disorders.
  • Administer treatment involving therapeutic exercises, manual manipulation, and application of physical agents.
  • Established daily treatment plans including daily therapeutic exercises, exercise progression, and modification.
  • Performed therapeutic exercises Performed patient transfers Performed office duties, charges, filing and scheduling
  • Assisted patients with therapeutic exercises- Directed patient traffic- Assisted with office filing and paperwork
  • Developed treatment programs utilizing therapeutic exercises, and manual lymphatic drainage.
  • Focus on manual physical therapy, patient education and therapeutic exercises.
  • Assisted geriatric patients with therapeutic exercises under physical therapists' supervision.
  • Assist the supervising physical therapist in the administration of therapeutic exercises.
  • Guide patients in performing therapeutic exercises to assist with functional mobility.
  • Provide patients with task specific therapeutic exercises/activities to enhance functional mobility.
  • Demonstrate therapeutic exercises to patients, correcting form if necessary.
  • Administered manual therapeutic exercises to advance and maintain muscle function.
  • Assisted the physical therapist by demonstrating and monitoring therapeutic exercises.
  • Assisted patients with therapeutic exercises, in an outpatient orthopedic setting
  • Received extensive training on therapeutic exercises and activities.

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16. Orthopedics

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Here's how Orthopedics is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Mentored and trained over 50 residents and interns on the good clinical practice and Evidence-based Practice related to orthopedics rehabilitation.
  • Delivered a complete range of Physical Therapy services in outpatient, acute care, acute orthopedics and inpatient rehabilitation settings.
  • Provided rehabilitation to post operative patients, athletes and general orthopedics in a fast paced yet friendly work environment.
  • Provided evaluation and treatment of adolescent and adult orthopedic patients to include general orthopedics and post surgical.
  • Home care physical therapist, population ranges from geriatric to pediatrics and Diagnosis range from orthopedics to cardiovascular
  • Engaged patients with joint and spinal problems, neurological, pediatric, orthopedics and cardiovascular rehabilitation.
  • Provided physical therapy services to Veterans population with orthopedics and neurological diagnosis in an outpatient setting.
  • Assume full responsibility in managing overall caseload of orthopedics, aquatic and neurological based patients.
  • General orthopedics in a large outpatient practice attached to a thriving orthopedic and surgery practice.
  • Perform Physical Therapy in all areas of sports medicine, orthopedics and rehabilitation.
  • Imparted physical therapy services to Neurology, Orthopedics, Cardio-Respiratory in-patients and out-patients.
  • Gained experience in acute care, post-operative orthopedics, neurological and rehabilitation settings.
  • Varied patient population includes: orthopedics, neurological, cardiopulmonary and vascular.
  • Total joint replacement class educator at Good Samaritan North for Montgomery Orthopedics.
  • Contract physical therapist working in outpatient settings with emphasis on orthopedics.
  • Lead Physical Therapist in private practice clinic specializing in outpatient orthopedics.
  • Worked primarily with orthopedics, including a large post surgical population.
  • Practiced Physical therapy in an outpatient setting with emphasis on orthopedics.
  • Attended several continuing education courses related to orthopedics and patient care.
  • Treated a varied inpatient/outpatient caseload with an emphasis on orthopedics.

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17. Neurological Disorders

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Here's how Neurological Disorders is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Provide effective patient assessments and treatments to a variety of patient's consisting of orthopedic problems to neurological disorders.
  • Evaluate and treat patients with cardiovascular, orthopedic and neurological disorders Provide medication education and wound care to patients.
  • Provided physical therapy services in SNF setting for general medical, orthopedic, and neurological disorders.
  • Performed comprehensive evaluation of patients with a variety of acute medical and neurological disorders.
  • IndiaProvided physical therapy to children with developmental disabilities, motor dysfunctions and neurological disorders.
  • Rehabilitated adult and pediatric patients with neurological disorders in urban inner city inpatient setting.
  • Provided safe and efficient therapy to adult patients with neurological disorders.
  • Involved in rehabilitation of neurological disorders, both traumatic and non-traumatic.
  • Evaluate and treat adult and pediatric patients with neurological disorders
  • Treated pediatric patients with Neurological disorders.
  • Worked within outpatient clinic that dealt with various orthopedic and neurological disorders; provided keen assessment and follow up for patients.
  • Perform home health evaluations and treatments of various clients consisting of post-surgical, orthopedic, general weakness, and neurological disorders.
  • Treated patients with neurological disorders as well as specializing in orthopedic, pediatric and geriatric care.
  • Evaluate and treat a variety of patient populations, the largest being patients with neurological disorders.
  • Evaluate and treat patients (ages 8-adult) with Orthopedic/Neurological disorders in an outpatient setting.
  • Staff physical therapist, treating a range of conditions from athletic injury to neurological disorders.
  • Implemented specific plans for patients with neurological disorders, spinal cord injuries, and amputees.
  • Provided outpatient care to patients with varying diagnoses including patients with orthopedic disorders, neurological disorders, and cardiovascular disorders.
  • Restored function and prevented disabilities post injury/surgery in individuals with various musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.
  • Provided orthotic and prosthetic needs for individuals with LE deformities, amputations and neurological disorders.

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18. Gait Training

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Here's how Gait Training is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Performed same-day surgery gait training.
  • Performed pediatric gait training regularly.
  • Handle the spinal and extremity mobilization/manipulation, range of motion assessment, manual muscle testing, gait training, posture assessment.
  • Conducted treatment sessions on a one-to-one basis focusing on gait training, safety, family transfer training & basic strengthening exercises.
  • Create a plan of care often for strengthening, gait training, safety, balance, and transfers in the home.
  • Assist Physical Therapist with gait training, ADL training, Functional teaching and other aspects of implementation of therapy program.
  • Worked with a primarily geriatric population with focuses on balance rehabilitation, gait training, and manual physical therapy.
  • Utilized exercise, gait training, balance training, and patient education to assist patients in meeting treatment goals.
  • Educated patients to apply splints, braces, pressure relief, positions devices, and gait training.
  • Participated in patient therapy including range of motion, gait training, strengthening, and endurance training.
  • Designed home exercise programs, transfer and gait training, balance programs, reinforced energy conservation techniques.
  • Improved the mobility and activities of daily living in Parkinson's patients by providing gait training.
  • Performed mobility training including stair training, gait training, transfer training, and bed mobility.
  • Provided gait training for stroke patients using pneumatic suspension system in combination with treadmill.
  • Contracted by hospital for acute care including gait training, balance and strength assessments.
  • Handled patients in rehabilitation unit with crutch, walker, cane and gait training.
  • Used different interventions with gait training, balance training, Bed mobility training.
  • Carried out exercise programs, home safety evaluations, balance/gait training and PROM.
  • Instructed and assisted patients in gait training, strengthening and functional activities.
  • Performed evaluations, gait training, postural evaluations, and therapeutic exercise.

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19. Initial Evaluations

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Here's how Initial Evaluations is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Performed initial evaluations, established and implemented care plans for patients with orthopedic, neurological, cardiac and general medical diagnoses.
  • Provided treatment in both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation departments implementing physical therapy programs for patients based on findings from initial evaluations.
  • Maintained thorough and accurate documentation required for patients including initial evaluations, discharges, progress notes and daily summaries.
  • Perform initial evaluations including: patient history, systems review, clinical tests/outcome measures, and necessary medical documentation.
  • Conduct initial evaluations and subsequent treatments for patients admitted with predominately neurological, orthopedic, and medically complex conditions.
  • Performed and documented initial evaluations, evaluated data to identify problems and determine diagnoses prior to intervention.
  • Performed initial evaluations and all follow up reassessments and supervisory visits for caseload averaging 70 patients.
  • Completed daily initial evaluations in an outpatient orthopedic clinic and in an active duty rehabilitation unit.
  • Performed initial evaluations and developed treatment plans for patients in outpatient and inpatient settings.
  • Performed initial evaluations and developed treatment plans in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation settings.
  • Execute patient initial evaluations with optimal patient management in an outpatient private clinic.
  • Performed initial evaluations and treatment sessions for patients in an orthopedic outpatient clinic
  • Scheduled initial evaluations and follow-up appointments for office with 4 physical therapists.
  • Perform initial evaluations; implement individualized treatment programs for patient care.
  • Conduct initial evaluations and re-evaluations for land and aquatic therapy.
  • Performed initial evaluations and initiated treatment programs for geriatric patients.
  • Participated in obtaining initial evaluations and plan of care.
  • Perform initial evaluations, re-certifications, and discharge summaries.
  • Performed and documented initial evaluations and Establish POC.
  • Conduct sub-acute and out patient initial evaluations.

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20. Parkinson

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Here's how Parkinson is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's Provided patient education.
  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, and strokes.
  • Research and beginning development of aquatics program geared toward treating Parkinson's Disease and advance balance disorders.
  • Assisted in monitoring patients with Parkinson disease while performing aerobic and weight training exercises.
  • Presented in-service on Parkinson Disease to PT, PTA staff and students.
  • Performed physical therapy on elderly Parkinson's patients (under supervision).
  • Work with stroke, Parkinson's, orthopedic and geriatric inpatients and outpatients
  • Participated in and presented patient reports in weekly Parkinson's floor rounds.
  • Assisted in providing physical therapy for patients with Parkinson's disease.
  • Effect of exercise on Parkinson Disease patients at Long Island University.
  • Evaluate and treat patients with typical and Atypical Parkinsonism with an interdisciplinary team implementing different gait/balance examinations and treatments.
  • Lead case presentation on Programmed Physical Therapy Management of Stroke and Parkinsonism at the Mumbai Physical Therapy Symposium.
  • Create custome exercise programs for Idiopathic and Atypical Parkinson's and refer/recommend proper nutritional management.
  • Handled many neurological cases including Hemiplegia, Parkinson's, Head Injury, Spinal Cord Injuries, and various balance disorders.
  • Worked with patients diagnosed with Stroke, Spinal cord injury, Mental Retardation and Parkinson and Neurologic Processing Disorders.
  • Performed biannual reevaluations on patients in the Parkinson's disease balance group with the use of standardized outcome measures.
  • Case mix also included patients with neurological conditions like stroke, Parkinson's as well as with vestibular disorders.
  • Headed women's health unit ADDITIONAL RELEVANT EXPERIENCE Worked with Stroke support group and Parkinson's support group at Nanavati Hospital.
  • Worked with various TKR, THR, Stroke, Amputees, Chronic Back pain, Parkinson's, Ataxia cases.
  • Treated cases of cervical spondylosis, backache, hip and knee arthroplasty, brachial plexus injury and Parkinson's diseases.

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21. Electrical Stimulation

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Here's how Electrical Stimulation is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Perform muscle stimulation using both electrical stimulation and ultrasound stimulation equipment.
  • Prepared heating/cooling packs, assisted in preparation of electrical stimulation.
  • Set up therapy area, and electrical stimulation machinery.
  • Learned how to conduct ultrasound therapies and electrical stimulation.
  • Operated ultrasound and electrical stimulation machines.
  • Administered electrical stimulation to patients.
  • Provide care to patients as directed by physical therapists, including ultrasound treatment, electrical stimulation and fabrication of custom splints.
  • Assist Physical Therapists by providing heat, ice, or electrical stimulation to their patients during their visits when needed.
  • Mentor new graduates in neurological treatments use of functional electrical stimulation for gait and standing, body weight treadmill training.
  • Used electrical stimulation, hot packs or cold compresses, hydrotherapy, and ultrasound to relieve pain and reduce swelling.
  • Assist with patient set-up and rehabilitation treatments such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, whirlpool therapy, and strengthening.
  • Administer electrical stimulation, setting leads and monitoring to ensure the best result for the patient.
  • Assist to Physical Therapist with ultrasounds, electrical stimulation, messaging and other needs.
  • Massage, ultra sound and/or use electrical stimulation on patient as instructed by therapist.
  • Administered heat, ice, electrical stimulation and ultrasound as part of therapeutic programs.
  • Initiated ultrasound, electrical stimulation, ice message, and cold/ hot packs.
  • Prepare and place electrical stimulation pads on patients for the therapists to assess.
  • Set patients up on electrical stimulation machine that usually begins their treatment.
  • Implement exercises plan, electrical stimulation, and ultra-sound on patients.
  • Use of short wave diathermy, Ultra-sound, Electrical stimulation.

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22. ICU

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Here's how ICU is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Communicated personally on a day-to-day basis with each individual patient to better understand particular needs and interests.
  • Treated orthopedic injuries particularly of the spine and shoulder with a primary focus in occupational medicine.
  • Demonstrated and articulated sound clinical reasoning in treatment planning, implementation and monitoring of patient progress.
  • Established affiliation with Illinois State University athletic training curriculum and students and Bradley University PT students.
  • Maintained and compiled patient records, rehabilitated inpatients in ICU & Cardiopulmonary Unit.
  • Provided physical therapy services to in-patient and outpatient pediatric cases including NICU.
  • Assist with classroom management without being ultimately responsible for implementing the curriculum.
  • Composed letters of justification for durable medical equipment for particular students.
  • Provide consultation to therapy staff, particularly in wheelchair evaluation.
  • Provided In-home assessments and modifications for functional difficulties and limitations.
  • Observed and reported any difficulties with patients performing activities.
  • Developed and implemented related curriculum and exam material.
  • Developed and continually enhanced program curriculum.
  • Maintained meticulous and timely documentation.
  • Treated patients in the ICU through their entire course of stay in the hospital which is not less than 7 days.
  • Evaluated and treated patients on the acute floors including orthopedic, cardiac, pulmonary, ICU, and general surgery floors.
  • Completed physical therapy evaluations and treatment for patients with a variety of orthopedic diagnoses, particularly knee and low back pain.
  • Involved in providing Physical therapy in a mixed setting- working in Outpatient, as well as In-patient, including ICU/NICU.
  • Enhanced the learning experience while providing access to the curriculum, classroom, and school environment according to NYS Standards.
  • Provided PT to acute care, inpatient rehab, skilled nursing and ICU/Step-Down care, as well as outpatient services.

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23. Cerebral Palsy

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Here's how Cerebral Palsy is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Developed and instigated treatment plan for pediatric patients including conditions like cerebral palsy and different developmental disorders.
  • Design individualized rehabilitation and exercise programs for post polio and cerebral palsy children.
  • Provided rehabilitation to the campers with cerebral palsy.
  • Worked with a variety of disabilities including Cerebral palsy, down syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome as well as shaken baby.
  • Involved in charitable work - free clinics; care of children with conditions such as cerebral palsy, polio etc.
  • Work with 2 pediatric patients in their homes 1-2 times per week; diagnoses include autism and cerebral palsy.
  • Handled patients with neurological conditions such as Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy and Parkinson's disease.
  • Experienced in treating arthritis, back pain, fractures, head trauma, heart disease, and cerebral palsy.
  • Treated children with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, and idiopathic toe walking.
  • Experienced of treating different kind of patients like paralysis patients, cerebral palsy children, fracture patients.
  • Worked with a six year old with severe Cerebral Palsy as well as his twin sister.
  • Treated pediatric and adult patients with cerebral palsy and spinal cord injury through at home visits.
  • Facilitated treatment for Autism, Down's Syndrome, cerebral palsy, and learning disabilities.
  • Evaluate, treat patients with neurological disabilities like multiple sclerosis, stroke, cerebral palsy.
  • Worked as a physical therapist at Camp Independence, a cerebral palsy sport's camp.
  • Offered treatment for patients with Parkinson's, Cerebral Palsy, and Multiple Trauma.
  • Try to invite new methods for rehabilitation of small patients with cerebral palsy.
  • Treated patients with spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy and orthopedic problems.
  • Find new methods for rehabilitation of small patients with cerebral palsy.2.
  • Used NDT approach to treat Cerebral Palsy, Down's syndrome.

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24. Functional Mobility

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Here's how Functional Mobility is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Evaluated and assessed patients in a sub-acute setting to establish functional, measurable goals that promote restoration of functional mobility.
  • Continued monitoring of patient progress in response to rehabilitation while facilitating ADL, functional mobility and quality of life.
  • Progressed patients' functional mobility during treatment sessions by modifying task, intensity, and adaptive equipment utilized.
  • Implement and develop complex and comprehensive therapeutic programs to facilitate older adults optimal engagement in daily functional mobility.
  • Coordinated care in an interdisciplinary setting to improve functional mobility in patients with chronic pain disorders and sports injuries
  • Worked with in-patient rehabilitation patients on a daily basis by evaluating incoming patients for functional mobility issues.
  • Screen long-term residents to determine current level of functional mobility and their need for physical therapy intervention.
  • Educate patients and caregivers to improve safety awareness and increase functional mobility skills and task performance.
  • Screened and evaluated long-term residents and determined appropriate POC based on medical and functional mobility history.
  • Progressed functional mobility in a significantly debilitated geriatric patient population to return patients to community independence
  • Provided Home Health Physical Therapy for the Geriatric Population with multiple age-related functional mobility deficits.
  • Care giver education regarding patient's functional mobility status and physical requirements for assistance.
  • Trained staff and caregivers in patient specific techniques for assistance with functional mobility.
  • Teach patient improve functional mobility and independence in activities of daily living.
  • Utilized orthopedic and neurological skills to maximize patients level of functional mobility.
  • Provided education on functional mobility skills to patients and family members.
  • Design and implement therapy treatments to promote functional mobility and rehabilitation.
  • Administer therapeutic interventions based on patient impairments to improve functional mobility.
  • Perform daily interventions to progress patients independence in functional mobility.
  • Developed and implemented interdisciplinary staff functional mobility training in-services.

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25. Joint Replacements

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Here's how Joint Replacements is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Address a number of medical conditions in patients from post-operative joint replacements to neurologically based impairments.
  • Assisted in executing post-operative physician prescribed treatments for patients undergone joint replacements.
  • Progressed individuals with total joint replacements to a functional level.
  • Post Surgical Unit-Joint Replacements and Spine Surgeries
  • Treated a variety of cases with trauma, mechanical and degenerative disorders, Burns, joint replacements and sports related injuries.
  • Evaluated, treated and progressed patients with orthopedic, sports injuries and total joint replacements and surgical repairs.
  • Provide acute care on an occasional basis to patients with cardiovascular/pulmonary disease, strokes, and joint replacements.
  • Specialized in the treatment of athletes and total joint replacements.
  • Completed continuing education courses including treatment of the shoulder complex, current developments and treatment of joint replacements and kinesiology taping.
  • Performed group setting patient education classes for pre-operative joint replacements.
  • Prescribed exercises to patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions, including joint replacements, back pathologies, post fracture and stroke.
  • Participated in competency assessments of RNs and Care Partners who care for patients who have undergone Total Joint Replacements.
  • Treated orthopedic cases like fractures, amputations, joint replacements, arthropathies etc.
  • post operative rehab of cardiac and total joint replacements.
  • include: evaluation, treatment and discharge of patients; focus on vestibular dysfunctions, Neurological rehabilitation and joint replacements.
  • Teach classes on pre and post op expectations in regards to total and partial joint replacements.
  • Serve patient demographics of Medicare, Federal, and Commerical payors from spectrum of orthopaedic joint replacements to athletic injuries.
  • Treated patients for lumbar and cervical spondylosis, joint replacements, fractures, infective arthropathies, pediatric and orthopedic disorders.
  • joint replacements, bone fx), stroke patients, generalized weakness, cancer patients, and pediatrics.

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26. Sports Injuries

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Here's how Sports Injuries is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Manage sports injuries, implement injury prevention strategies, perform movement assessments to identify faulty movement patterns and run conditioning workouts.
  • Provided outpatient physical therapy for general orthopedic patients, sports injuries, industrial injuries, and neurological patients.
  • Evaluated and treated patients with sports injuries, orthopedic problems and neurological problems conservatively on outpatient basis.
  • Provided evaluation and treatment of complex orthopedic and sports injuries specializing in manual medicine techniques.
  • Participated in screening and educational programs for prevention of sports injuries in Marathon runners.
  • Administered physician prescribed treatments to patients recovering from sports injuries.
  • Treat patients with primarily orthopedic and sports injuries
  • Evaluate and treat orthopedic and sports injuries in a home/gym setting; develop comprehensive treatment programs specific to patients' needs.
  • Provide a well-rounded treatment approach to patients with orthopedic conditions, sports injuries, and patients dealing with pelvic floor dysfunction.
  • Documented patient progress and managed caseloads of sports injuries, back condition, neck conditions, arthritis and other orthopedic conditions
  • Provided treatment and evaluation for orthopedic and sports injuries, neurological conditions, balance deficits, and wound care.
  • Observed multiple acute sports injuries during the season and specific treatment management strategies for dealing with acute injuries.
  • Evaluated and treated various diagnosis - mainly acute/chronic pain, arthritis, post op and sports injuries.
  • Conducted lectures for athletes and umpires to increase awareness of physical therapy in Management of sports injuries.
  • Enjoy working with a variety of patients ranging from youth sports injuries to balance and fall risk.
  • Worked with patients suffering from debilitating conditions such as back pain, fractures and sports injuries.
  • Experience of treating sports injuries of cricketers playing at Mumbai University and Maharashtra State level.
  • Treated adult and pediatric patients with neurological, orthopedic, movement dysfunction and sports injuries.
  • Evaluated and treated various orthopedic and sports injuries in all age groups.
  • Worked with acute sports injuries, chronic injuries, and postoperative patients.

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27. Functional Abilities

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Here's how Functional Abilities is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Contract PT Skilled Nursing/Rehab Responsibilities -Diagnosed and managed movement dysfunctions and enhanced the residents physical and functional abilities.
  • Enhance gymnast physical and functional abilities through personalized plan of interventions or by administering physician-prescribed treatments.
  • Perform Functional Capacity Evaluations in order to determine a client's functional abilities and limitations.
  • Manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities using the latest evidence based practice.
  • Evaluated functional abilities and documented findings for worker's compensation claims.
  • Diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities.
  • Evaluated and trained athletes' decreased functional abilities by intervening.
  • Conducted precise assessments of patient condition and functional abilities.
  • Enhanced physical and functional abilities.
  • Evaluated and assessed patients to establish measurable goals to promote restoration of functional abilities in the acute care setting.
  • Performed diagnostic exams to evaluate muscle, nerve, joint and functional abilities with orthopedic and sports related conditions.
  • Performed diagnostic and prognostic examination to evaluate muscle, nerve, joint and functional abilities.
  • Provide education to patient and patient family to return to prior level of functional abilities.
  • Develop an individualized plan of care to increase patient's functional abilities and safety.
  • Evaluate, treat, and determine discharge plans for patients based on his/her functional abilities
  • Create personalized care plans for each individual to best fit his/her functional abilities.
  • Performed exams to evaluate muscle, nerve, joint and functional abilities.
  • Assess functional abilities and medical equipment to fit patient needs.
  • Evaluated and exanimated patients with neurological and orthopedic problems to establish measurable goals to promote restoration of functional abilities.
  • Evaluated and assessed patients to establish measurable goals to promote restoration of functional abilities within community.

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28. Pain Management

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Here's how Pain Management is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Utilized Laser treatment for pain management Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.
  • Negotiated contracts provided and managed the Physical Rehabilitation Services for the Pain Management Center at St. Francis Hospital.
  • Implemented family and patient education on pain management techniques, proper body mechanics and postural re-education.
  • Evaluated and treated patients with orthopedic conditions including sports-related injuries and concussions and provided pain management
  • Maintained communication between case-managers, surgeons & pain management physicians for coordination of care.
  • Evaluate functional abilities and provide education for home activity program and pain management.
  • Collaborated as a key member of the Pediatric Pain Management multidisciplinary team.
  • Created a physical therapy department within a busy pain management clinic.
  • Included some post obstetrical/gynecological pain management treatment.
  • Developed the Pain Management Rehabilitation Program.
  • Provide skilled physiotherapy for the pain management
  • Instructed pain management techniques post-surgery.
  • Worked in junction with chiropractors and pain management doctors in the treatment of patients with a vast array of orthopedic dysfunctions.
  • Conducted community wellness education classes on back health, safe body mechanics, pain management, fall prevention and fitness.
  • Supervised and designed the plan of care for all patients requiring physical therapy for pain management and balance impairments.
  • Provided Fitness skill in fitness physiotherapy, fitness first aid, fitness assessment, fitness programming and Pain managements
  • Worked with branch pain management clinics to standardize documentation and to ensure their compliance with Medicare guidelines.
  • Provided patient education on topics including basic care needs, exercise regimens, and pain management.
  • Modified the chronic pain management program and started a head injury program that became highly successful.
  • Provided Physical Therapy services to patients with chronic pain in a pain management clinic setting.

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29. Functional Activities

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Here's how Functional Activities is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Facilitate performance of functional activities through joint mobility, increasing strength, and overall wellness through therapeutic methods and activity modifications.
  • Instructed, encouraged, and assisted patients in performing non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities and daily living activities.
  • Administer manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities and daily living activities.
  • Supervised and assisted patients while performing exercises and functional activities.
  • Instruct, motivate, safeguard and assist patients practicing exercises and functional activities under direction of physical therapist.
  • Instructed, motivated, and safeguarded patients functional activities based on physical therapist's plan of care.
  • Instructed, motivated, s assisted ensured the safety of patients practicing exercises and functional activities.
  • Instructed, motivated and safeguarded patients as they practice exercises or functional activities.
  • Evaluate, instruct, motivate and assist patients in exercises and functional activities
  • Instructed and assigned patients in strengthening and functional activities.
  • Assist the patients in functional activities.
  • Managed to improve functional activities, stair climbing, ADLs, and balance activities in patients with CP.
  • Instruct, motivate, safeguard and assist patients practicing exercises and functional activities.
  • Progress patients through functional activities and kinetic chain alignment.
  • Filled out forms and scheduled appointments Assisted patients with practicing exercises and functional activities under direction of professional staff Measured blood pressure
  • Evaluated, Designed and delivered treatment program using Neuro Development Therapy, Myofascial Release, exercises through functional activities.

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30. Assistive Devices

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Here's how Assistive Devices is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Examine patient's home environment to identify potential safety hazards, and recommends modifications & needed assistive devices.
  • Communicate with vendors of durable medical equipment to ensure timely delivery of recommended equipment and assistive devices.
  • Assess and educate patients and caregivers regarding home safety modifications and need for assistive devices.
  • Designed environmental arrangements, prescribed assistive devices and educated care givers.
  • Prescribed appropriate assistive devices and coordinated discharge planning recommendations
  • Evaluate the functioning of adaptive/assistive devices.
  • Involved in gait training program in patients with lower limb fractures, lower limb amputation, and patients with assistive devices.
  • Provide patient education for Proper Back Mechanics, joint protection techniques, energy conservation, and correct/safe use of Assistive Devices.
  • Provision of consultative services to nursing and educational staff regarding care, assistive devices, and durable medical equipment.
  • Educated patients on proper use of assistive devices such as wheelchairs and maintenance of equipment to maximize benefit.
  • Assisted with providing exercises for strength and range of motion and training in the use of assistive devices.
  • Instruct patients in the safe and effective use of equipment and assistive devices prescribed for their treatment.
  • Educated patients to use assistive devices such as walkers, canes, and crutches.
  • Managed the fitting and ordering of wheelchairs, walkers, and other assistive devices.
  • Offer patient/family education, home exercise programs, and assistive devices as appropriate.
  • Provided skilled training to ensure proper use of assistive devices and patient safety.
  • Instructed patients in proper form for safe transfers with and without assistive devices.
  • Instructed patients in gait training with assistive devices and varying weight bearing statuses.
  • Worked on making appropriate recommendations for assistive devices, wheelchairs, and bracing.
  • Prescribed compression stockings, knee braces, and assistive devices for patients.

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31. Health Setting

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Here's how Health Setting is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Provided physical therapy and rehabilitation services for geriatric patients in the home health setting
  • Maintained high-level outpatient skill set by treating multiple outpatients alongside full inpatient load, assisted in Home Health Setting when needed.
  • Worked as a staff physical therapist at various sites around the country in acute inpatient, outpatient and home health settings.
  • Provided physical therapy services in the acute care hospital setting, skilled nursing and home health setting for all age groups.
  • Manage complex adult & geriatric caseload including transitional care, long-term care, outpatient, and home health settings.
  • Evaluated and treated patients in home health setting and coordinated with various disciplines as needed to provide optimal patient care
  • Assigned to a client facility catering patients in a home health setting Physical Therapist Home health 7-8 patients per day
  • Job description: Evaluation and treatment of patients in a home health setting, performing all follow up treatments.
  • Initiated employment as a staff Physical Therapist, evaluated and treated patients in a home health setting.
  • Perform evaluation and treatment of children 2 months to 3 years old in the home health setting.
  • Provided comprehensive PT assessment, evolving care planning, and discharge process in home health setting.
  • Provide physical therapy services in outpatient, inpatient, skilled nursing facility and home health settings.
  • Provided physical therapy evaluations and treatment to the community of Rockford in a home health setting.
  • Arrange & participate in scheduling in-services & meetings with heath providers in different health settings.
  • Provided skilled physical therapy services in a home health setting at Community Home Health and Hospice
  • Performed skilled PT evaluation and treatment, start of care OASIS in home health setting.
  • Self-employed providing general Physical Therapy in private practice as well as the home health setting.
  • Worked with a diverse range of patients in a one on one home health setting.
  • Provided care in the home health setting with the affiliation of Kendall Senior Independence.
  • Performed evaluations and treated patients of varying diagnoses in a home health setting.

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32. POC

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Here's how POC is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Administered and completed initial patient evaluation/assessments, as well as individualized PT POC's for acute inpatient population.
  • Conducted comprehensive evaluations and created appropriate POC for patients.
  • Evaluate and develop a POC for a variety of patients in the acute care setting with a focus on neurological patients.
  • Develop goals, PTPOC (Physical Therapy Plan of Care) in conjunction with patient/caregiver and provide appropriate treatment intervention.
  • Review PT/PTA notes to ensure POC is being carried out and documented appropriately to ensure compliance with insurance guidelines.
  • Provided effective evaluation, treatment and established POC for patients with various diagnoses on an inpatient rehab unit
  • Presented patient findings at Medicare meetings to coordinate POC with SLP, OT, and Social Work.
  • Performed evaluations, developed POC, progressed POC, developed continued care programs, and supervised staff.
  • Evaluate and treat long term care residence and sub-acute rehabilitation patients and establish goals and POC.
  • Performed evaluations, developed POC, advanced POC, developed continued care plans, supervised staff.
  • Worked as a home health physical therapist completing evaluations, developing POC, and performing reassessments.
  • Perform SOC, PT evaluations, re-assessments and establish appropriate POC for optimal patient care.
  • Determine appropriate POC and goals for patients with a range of medical diagnoses and impairments.
  • Attended POC meetings and provided caregiver education to ensure safety and meet patient special needs.
  • Assess, update and develop individualized POC for all patients in short term/long term care.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary plan of care meetings as part of POC updates and/or discharge planning.
  • Evaluate, diagnose, and prepare/execute a POC for patients in an outpatient orthopedic setting.
  • Developed rehab protocols and POC for PT patients and supervised POC for PTA's.
  • Supervised PTA and their implementation of POC's to clients within the caseload.
  • Evaluated and set up POC, supervised PTA in skilled nursing home setting.

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33. Multiple Sclerosis

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Here's how Multiple Sclerosis is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Worked with patients with neurological disorders such as Multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and stroke.
  • Provided gait and balance retraining to patients suffering from stroke, Parkinson s, multiple sclerosis etc.
  • Worked with patients with multiple sclerosis, amputees, cerebral vascular accidents and spinal cord injuries.
  • Helped Multiple Sclerosis members with transfers in/out of pool and wheelchair and pool exercises.
  • Evaluated neurological disorders, mostly stroke, multiple sclerosis, and paraplegia.
  • Worked with the participants of Multiple Sclerosis under the supervision of Professor.
  • Helped develop the Multiple Sclerosis program up for Joint Commission approval.
  • Home Health Care for Multiple Sclerosis Patients
  • Treated neurological cases like Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, vestibular and balance disorders.

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34. Restore Function

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Here's how Restore Function is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Provided physical therapy to restore function, improve mobility, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities among acutely ill patients.
  • Use of an evidence based practices to help restore function in patients primarily suffering from non-operative and post-operative orthopedic injuries.
  • Designed and implemented rehabilitation programs to help restore function and reduce pain.
  • Restore function in patients to prevent/lessen disabilities following injuries and surgery.
  • Assist patients with physical therapy to restore function and lessen pain/disability.
  • Provide treatments to restore function and mitigating disability for patients.
  • Develop plans using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.
  • Designed patient Plan of Care to restore function and mobility, alleviate pain, and prevent additional physical dysfunction in patients.
  • Assisted patients with physical movements to help restore function and lessen pain and disability in a Long Term Rehab setting.
  • Provide PT intervention through the use of therapeutic exercise, therapeutic activities to restore functional capacity, achieve maximum performance.
  • Established treatment plans with the use of physical therapy techniques, to relieve pain and restore function.
  • Perform PT interventions to restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and promote general health.
  • Provided treatment with a view to limit or prevent permanent disabilities, improve mobility and restore function.
  • Selected Contributions: * Restore function for patients and prevent/lessen disabilities following disease, injury or surgery.
  • Implemented treatment techniques for infants and children with neurological deficits to restore functions and attain milestones.
  • Developed plan of care to restore function for patients and prevent/lessen impairments following diseases or injury.
  • Assist patients with physical movements by incorporating work activities to restore function and lessen pain.
  • Assisted patients with physical movements to help restore function and lessen pain and disability.
  • Treat patients to relieve pain and/or develop or restore function to reach maximum independence.
  • Treated patients to help restore function, alleviate pain, and prevent disabilities.

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35. Injury Prevention

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Here's how Injury Prevention is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Conduct strength training classes focused on improving athletic performance, muscular strength and endurance while emphasizing quality movement and injury prevention.
  • Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, injury prevention and physical therapy goals and outcomes.
  • Trained fitness department staff on several topics including basic anatomy, injury prevention and contraindications.
  • Designed and implemented training programs, performed movement screening and injury prevention/ rehab techniques.
  • Created and delivered an overuse injury prevention presentation for a local parent group.
  • Implement injury prevention programs, functional performance assessments and work station evaluations.
  • Participated in community outreach through various injury prevention screening and education events.
  • Provide ergonomic training program for injury prevention and work hardening.
  • Participated in RunSafe clinic for injury prevention in runners.
  • Provided patient and family education regarding injury prevention.
  • Implemented flexibility and fitness training for injury prevention.
  • Provided patient education on injury prevention.
  • Developed guidelines for injury prevention.
  • Educated patients about injury prevention.
  • Helped organized discussions out in the community with local running clubs on injury prevention, stretching and how to manage injuries.
  • Assigned home exercise programs, educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, injury prevention and course of therapeutic treatments.
  • Developed injury prevention protocols for the US Freestyle Kayak Team and international GoPro extreme sports team.
  • Evaluated and treated a wide range of conditions, including injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.
  • Educate patient's and family members regarding diagnosis, injury prevention and home exercises.
  • Provide on site injury prevention and treatment for workers at Costco Inc. in Northern NewJersey

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36. Social Workers

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Here's how Social Workers is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • CASE MANAGER: Coordinate Multidisciplinary Care for Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy/Medical Social Workers & home health aides.
  • Communicated with social workers, Case Managers, Physicians and nurses patients' progress/regress to ensure a good quality of care.
  • Communicate with other personnel such as case managers or social workers for DC planning and recommendations for acute care patients.
  • Facilitate communication with families, social workers, nursing, support staff, physicians and make appropriate referrals as necessary.
  • Collaborated with occupational therapists, speech pathologists, nursing staff, social workers, and patients as well as their families
  • Communicated with physicians and their offices, nurses, case managers, social workers and other disciplines regarding patient care.
  • Supervised support staff and students and worked and communicated with physicians, social workers, nurses, and other therapists.
  • Work closely with case managers and social workers for discharge planning and determination of needs for patients upon discharge.
  • Coordinate care and placement of residents through collaboration with nurses, social workers, families, and MD's.
  • Work in close relationship with doctors, social workers and other staff to ensure maximal functional recovery for patients.
  • Discharge recommendations were written in the evaluation notes so they were accessible to the Case Managers and Social Workers.
  • Coordinated comprehensive care plans with nurses, occupational & speech therapists, social workers and home health aides.
  • Coordinate care with an interdisciplinary team of nurses, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and social workers.
  • Assisted the physicians, nursing staff, and social workers in planning and decision making for patient discharge.
  • Completed comprehensive discharge planning by consulting with nurses, social workers, physicians and rehab care team.
  • Worked with doctors and social workers to coordinate placement and durable medical equipment needs upon patient discharge.
  • Handled and monitored specific clinical equipment with nursing staff, social workers and case managers.
  • Communicate with physicians, nurses, social workers and other therapists about patient progress.
  • Worked closely with social workers and nursing to develop optimal plans of care.
  • Communicate regularly with patients' social workers and families regarding discharge plans.

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37. Pediatrics

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Here's how Pediatrics is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Evaluated and provided physical therapy treatment to pediatrics patients in a sub-acute facility in accordance with doctor's directives.
  • Provided PT evaluation and treatment on the General medicine/ Medicine ICU/ Pediatrics/ Neurology units
  • Handled care of all specialties in outpatient services such as orthopedic, neurological, pediatrics, and wound care.
  • Assigned for the Evaluation and Treatment of the Neonates and Pediatrics, under the supervision of a Pediatric Therapist.
  • Case load included patients from broad areas including pediatrics, neurological, orthopedic, post-surgical, etc.
  • Worked all areas of the acute hospital setting with the absence of pediatrics which was not available.
  • Provided physical therapy services for acute care, pediatrics, outpatient, skilled and home health patients.
  • Provided PT, OT and ST services to multiple home health agencies in both pediatrics and adults.
  • Specialized in Spinal cord Injury, Neurology, Orthopedic, Geriatric Rehabilitation, and Pediatrics.
  • Delivered Lecturers to PT students on PT approach in Neurological conditions in adults and pediatrics.
  • Worked in the departments of Pediatrics, Acute Care and Inpatient Rehabilitation for adults.
  • Practice settings: orthopedic outpatient, acute care, pediatrics, and skilled care facilities
  • Individualized patient care for a full-time caseload with ages ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics.
  • Varied case load including military, Medicare, workers comp, and pediatrics.
  • Out patient pediatrics, school based physical therapy in Southwest City School system.
  • Formulated treatment plans for pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.
  • Treat patients along the age spectrum from pediatrics to the elderly.
  • Staff physical therapist acute care, outpatient, pediatrics, cardiac rehab
  • Mentored physical therapy students and staff in the field of pediatrics.
  • Worked with pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients.

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38. Patient Evaluations

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Here's how Patient Evaluations is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Performed patient evaluations and daily treatments within a Rehabilitation Hospital, Skilled Nursing Facility, and Long Term Care Facility.
  • Perform and document initial patient evaluations, identifying injury/problems and determine diagnosis and plan of action for optimal treatment.
  • Performed initial patient evaluations and provided therapeutic activities and gait training to geriatric patients in a skilled nursing environment.
  • Staff Physical Therapist providing patient evaluations and physical therapy program design and execution.
  • Performed patient evaluations, patient education, planned and implemented rehabilitation.
  • Perform patient evaluations and develop treatment programs * Supervise Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Perform outpatient evaluations at Assisted Living Facilities and supervisory visits.
  • Performed patient evaluations and developed appropriate progressive treatment plans.
  • Planed, implemented and administered patient evaluations and treatments.
  • Observe physical therapist during treatments and patient evaluations.
  • Performed diagnostic and prognostic exams for patient evaluations.
  • Performed acute rehab and in-patient evaluations and treatments.
  • Complete patient evaluations ensuring proper documentation and scheduling.
  • Performed out-patient evaluations and treatments.
  • Worked as a Physical Therapist in a skilled nursing facility performing new patient evaluations, assessments, and developing treatment plans.
  • Conduct patient evaluations upon arrival and develop individualized plan of care specific to each patient's impairments and goals.
  • Measure patients range of joint motion and vital signs to determine effects of treatments and information for patient evaluations.
  • Conduct patient evaluations in an outpatient setting to evaluate impairments of muscle, nerve, joint and function.
  • Performed patient evaluations, discharges; developed treatment programs/plans of care; supervised staff in an outpatient setting.
  • Observed five physical therapists during patient evaluations, wheel chair evaluations, and one-on-one therapy.

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39. Medical Staff

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Here's how Medical Staff is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Manage program development/advancement, conduct summary reports, and work collaboratively with all referring physicians and their supportive medical staff.
  • Coordinated with other therapy disciplines as well as medical staff regarding appropriate patient disposition following termination of hospital care.
  • Communicate with medical staff, nursing personnel, other department supervisors and rehab department co-workers regularly and when needed.
  • Maintain interdisciplinary communication with other medical staff and pertinent family members about patient progress and discharge potential.
  • Provide team intervention as needed working cohesively with rehabilitative services as well as medical staff.
  • Completed documentation and treatment planning while communicating with patient families and medical staff.
  • Provided physical therapy assistance as directed by medical staff.
  • Provided comprehensive transfer training using PT techniques to nursing, and medical staff, as well as family members of patients.
  • Maintain communication with medical staff and patient's families regarding patient's plan of care, progress and discharge planning.
  • Instruct, motivate, safeguard, or assist patients practicing exercises or functional activities, under direction of medical staff.
  • Communicate with Physicians, nurses, and other medical staff regarding patient's progress and need for skilled services.
  • Administer treatments to patients, oversee exercises and therapeutic procedures under direction of medical staff, various clerical duties.
  • Communicate with patient's families, medical staff, insurance companies, and therapy team regarding patient expected outcomes.
  • Coordinate and plan with other medical staff in the setting to implement better care for the patient.
  • Helped in planning and evaluating patient's treatment program in coordination with the medical staff.
  • Instruct, motivate, safeguard, or assist patient activities under medical staff supervision.
  • Observed patient during treatment to evaluate patients response and progress to medical staff.
  • Established strong relationships with members and medical staff that continue to this day.
  • Created exercise handouts and charts for patients and proposed guidelines for medical staff.
  • Communicate with medical staff and family regarding continuum of care for each patient.

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40. MDS

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Here's how MDS is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Performed all administrative duties for the rehabilitation department including mandated MDS assessments in compliance with Medicare/Medicaid requirements.
  • Mastered RUG classifications and MDS documentation.
  • Completed rehabilitation sections of MDS.
  • Worked with the facility's interdisciplinary team on a daily basis for care planning, discharge planning, and MDS coordination.
  • Assisted in the management of the therapy department tracking weekly minutes for MDS and participating in UR and D/C planning meetings.
  • Lead PT for SNF unit during two month rotations each year which included completing MDS reports and attending SNF rounds.
  • Assisted rehab director with her duties in her absence for billing, scheduling, payroll and MDS RUG level assignments.
  • Provide comprehensive assessment of each resident's functional capabilities through timely MDS (minimum Data Set) entry.
  • Assist director as needed, in her absence, with staff and patient scheduling, MDS data entry.
  • Assisted Rehab Director with equipment management, MDS application, and overall assistance in running rehab dept.
  • Adhere to productivity guidelines, JACHO, State regulations, and MDS assessments and guidelines.
  • Attended care conferences, weekly MDS meetings, setup schedules, and compiled FIM scores.
  • Conducted clinical screens, initial assessments, re-evaluations, assisted with MDS.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MDS, RUG Classification and HCFA documentation.
  • Experience with Medicare Schedule A documentation for MDS and RUG level
  • Completed MDS 2.0, MDS 3.0, and Medicare evaluations.
  • Utilize Rehab Optima and update the MDS 3.0.
  • Well versed in the Medicare MDS system.
  • Maintained up-to-date MDS care plans and assessments.
  • Utilized PPS, MDS and Medicare guidelines

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41. Alleviate Pain

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Here's how Alleviate Pain is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Planned individually-designed treatment programs to restore, maintain and improve physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent disability.
  • Designed treatment programs to restore, maintain and improve physical functioning,alleviate pain and prevent disability.
  • Administer various therapeutic modalities such as TENS, IFT and Ultrasound to alleviate pain.

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42. Individual Patients

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Here's how Individual Patients is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Excelled in ability to customize/adapt conventional treatment interventions to meet the special needs of individual patients while managing a high-volume caseload.
  • Customized physical therapy techniques to meet specific needs of individual patients and utilized customized physician-prescribed protocols.
  • Exceeded expectations capacity to redo/adjust routine PT methods to meet the extraordinary needs of individual patients.
  • Initiate rehabilitation program for individual patients in conjunction with physicians from the rehabilitation team.
  • Managed documentation of all patients as well as regular re-evaluation charts for individual patients.
  • Created exercise charts and educational videos for individual patients for Home Exercise program
  • Participated in case conferences regarding individual patients.
  • Designed tailored exercise programs for individual patients to assist them in reaching their goals.
  • Handled individual patients with all documents including progress notes, change of status etc.
  • Customized/adapted conventional PT techniques to meet the special needs of individual patients.
  • Evaluate and develop treatment programs for individual patients and corporate programs.
  • Document on and develop plans of care for individual patients.
  • Keep up to date records of individual patients.
  • Assessed the individual patients and decided their physical capabilities through evaluation Treated approximately 30 patients as home visits.
  • Prescribed individual patients therapeutic exercise and modalities and progressed them though program until discharge.
  • Assessed the individual patients and decided their physical capabilities through evaluation !

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43. Special Needs

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Here's how Special Needs is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Excelled in ability to customize/adapt conventional PT techniques to meet the special needs of individual patient
  • Participated in family and interdisciplinary team conferences to discuss patient's status and special needs.
  • Evaluate and provide PT services to children with special needs/ Developmental delays/Behavioral learning disabilities.
  • Assessed clients and developed customized exercise programs for population with special needs.
  • Evaluate, develop and implement individual treatment plans for special needs/multiply handicapped adults (age 21 to end of life).
  • Provided Physical Therapy services for special needs preschool and school-age students ages 3 - 21 within home and school settings.
  • Trained special needs patients on a stationary bike and conducted exercise on table tennis to improve coordination.
  • Educate parents and special needs schools regarding the condition, expected outcomes and importance of individualized care.
  • Customized conventional PT techniques to meet the special needs of the individual student and their educational needs.
  • Assist with nutritional regiment and therapeutic sports activities specially designed for a child with special needs.
  • Provide physical therapy treatment and evaluation for children with special needs from K-6th grade using ABA methodologies
  • Lecture Speaker - Topic: Physical Fitness and Wellness for Children and Adolescents With Special Needs.
  • Help children with special needs improve their functional independence in the home and school environments.
  • Provided services in the homes of children with special needs, ages 0-5 years.
  • Worked with special needs children of all ages based on my acquired developmental skills.
  • Provided direct physical therapy services for students with special needs in a school setting.
  • Evaluated, developed, and implemented rehabilitation programs for children with special needs.
  • Work at a center based special needs preschool as the leading Physical Therapist.
  • Customized and adapted conventional PT techniques to meet special needs of the patient.
  • Executed a strictly structured schedule in care of a special needs child.

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44. Balance Training

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Here's how Balance Training is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Started a balance training program based off my thesis on gait and balance disorders.
  • Fall prevention and Balance Training is the key case load.
  • Balance training and home exercise program
  • Assist in balance pre and post assessments for balance training class as well as structured treatment techniques.
  • Treat inpatients with gait, stair negotiation, balance training and therapeuticexercise.
  • Balance training and home exercise program Accomplishments Promoted to Senior physical therapist position.
  • Balance Dysfunction Implications for Geriatric and Rehabilitation Function Stabilization Training Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Training 1.

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45. IEP

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Here's how IEP is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Participate in multidisciplinary staff evaluations, IEP, and integrated treatment program to increase student independence and educational success.
  • Provided skilled physical therapy intervention with each individual child as necessary per IEP.
  • Conducted regular IEP meetings to address educational concerns related to speech therapy.
  • Performed IEP and discussed strength and weaknesses of the patients progress with the case manager and the patient's family members.
  • Completed IEP and ETR documents based on the needs and evaluation results for each child and attended meetings with families.
  • Progress reports are done on a quarterly basis and for the yearly IEP meeting, and then sent home.
  • Complete visit notes, charges and nine week progress reports, as well as, participate in IEP meetings
  • Performed evaluations and implemented Individual Education Plans (IEP) and 504 Plans at all school levels.
  • Lead physical therapist for 2 years* Evaluated students ages 3-17 and analyzed findings in IEP meetings.
  • Coordinate with other professionals and perform all mandated paperwork including formulation of IEP s, etc
  • Trained to use IEP Online and to submit Medicaid Progress Notes for billing purposes.
  • Conducted and contributed to IEP meetings to set goals and individualize my students education.
  • Updated IEP direct with progress reporting, annual goals, and physical development.
  • Developed original data based software for IEP, progress reports and ETR documents.
  • Participate in ARD meetings and write/update goals for each student's IEP.
  • Helped to carry out and prepare IEP programs in collaboration with teachers.
  • Performed evaluations for New York State education department and designed IEP programs.
  • Participate in the development of the Individualized Education Program (IEP).
  • Make recommendations for IEP goals and participate as required in IEP conferences.
  • Participate in the development of team goals through IEP and IFSP meetings.

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46. Prognostic Exams

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Here's how Prognostic Exams is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Performed diagnostic and prognostic exams to evaluate functional abilities as a basis for additional corrective technique
  • Performed evaluative and prognostic exams to assess movement disorders.
  • Performed diagnostic and prognostic exams to evaluate muscle, nerve, joint and functional abilities & Provided Ergonomic advice to patients.
  • Performed diagnostic and prognostic exams to evaluate muscle, nerve, joint, balance/coordination and functional abilities of all patients.
  • Evaluated patient's muscle, nerve, joint and functional abilities by performing routine diagnostic and prognostic exams.
  • Carried out diagnostic & prognostic exams to evaluate muscle, nerve, joint and functional abilities.
  • Performed indicative and prognostic exams to assess muscle, nerve, joint and utilitarian capacities.
  • Performed diagnostic and prognostic exams to evaluate neuromuskuloskeletal and functional abilities.

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47. Cold Packs

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Here's how Cold Packs is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Administered therapeutic hot packs, cold packs and personally handled various electrical stimulation treatments; ultrasound, electrical stimulation.
  • Greeted patients, administered heating/cold packs, scheduled appointments, phone conversations with patients, laundry, supervised patients during exercises.
  • Applied medicine, heat/cold packs, as well as assigning the patients to physical activity on and to areas that were needed
  • Assist physical therapist with patients in exam rooms with placing stimulation pads on patients and placing heat/cold packs.
  • Assisted patients in scheduled treatments such as paraffin baths, hydrotherapy, hot and cold packs and massages.
  • Perform ultrasounds to patients * Experienced and aides in: moist heat/cold packs, traction, whirlpool, IFC
  • Assist with setting patients up with hot and cold packs along with their exercises as per the therapist.
  • Help the physical therapist with hot and cold packs and assist patients with their physical therapy exercises.
  • Provided routine treatments, such as hydrotherapy, hot and cold packs, and paraffin bath.
  • Applied hot and cold packs on patients and provided general patient care while maintaining patient safety.
  • Provided patients with regional massages, exercises, hot/cold packs as well as electrical stimulation.
  • Set up patients on heat, cold packs, VMS machines, and electric stimulation.
  • Set up Electric Stimulation electrodes, whirlpool, as well as hot/cold packs for patients.
  • Manage hydro collator and prepare hot and cold packs for application by Physical Therapist.
  • Assist physical therapist and chiropractors with hot/cold packs, electrodes and patients daily exercises.
  • Treat patients by applying heat/cold packs, paraffin dips, and assisting with exercises.
  • Post injection treatment which includes taping, cold packs and muscle release if required.
  • Set up patients on hot pack, cold packs, or electric stimulation.
  • Applied Ultrasound and Electrical Muscle Stimulation, also Hot/Cold packs on patients.
  • Perform ultra-sounds and set up electric stimulation, heat and cold packs.

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48. Insurance Companies

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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Scheduled appointments for several therapists *Handled all telephone inquiries *Discussed payment requirements with patients *Followed up with insurance companies on unpaid claims
  • Collaborated with Medicare/Medicaid, Worker's Compensation and other insurance companies for referral, authorization and guidelines of patient care.
  • Functioned as patient advocate by communicating with various insurance companies to justify medical necessary for appropriate physical therapy patients.
  • Completed discharge documentation, sent progress reports to insurance companies and referring physician, and other documentation as required.
  • Communicate with other disciplines as well as doctors and insurance companies to optimize patient recovery and independence.
  • Produced written documentation to insurance companies on a daily basis that resulted in additional coverage for patients.
  • Maintained documentation and communicated with Doctors, insurance companies and other appropriate health care practitioners.
  • Coordinated with insurance companies to ensure valid customer information and ensured covered benefits.
  • Managed scheduling of patients, correspondence with Medical Doctors and appropriate insurance companies.
  • Provide letters of medical necessity for presentation to insurance companies for adaptive equipment.
  • Direct communication with insurance companies relating to patients' physical therapy benefits.
  • Recorded appointments, answered the phone, worked with insurance companies, and entered bills into database program.
  • Communicated effectively with doctors, insurance companies and other team members to organize and provide optimal patient care.
  • Work closely with health care professionals, case managers and insurance companies in order to provide patient care.
  • Complete medical claim forms such as CMS 1500s and billing medical claims out to insurance companies.
  • Communicate with patient physicians and insurance companies as needed to ensure patient care is appropriate.
  • Well-informed about rules and policies of various insurance companies to comply with their guidelines.
  • Ensured prompt payment for services from insurance companies which improved revenue cycle.
  • Networked with physicians, vendors, insurance companies, and wheelchair distributors.
  • Experience in EMR, documentation and billing for different insurance companies.

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49. DME

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Here's how DME is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Assisted administration in developing DME outsourcing program.
  • Collaborate with nursing staff and case worker to order DME and appropriate PT services for patients prior to discharge home.
  • Assist patients in navigation of insurances, approvals, DME orders, and other insurance based questions.
  • Provide consultation services to school personnel and nursing staff regarding positioning, safe transfers and use of DME
  • Perform DME needs assessments and assist with requisition of equipment including seating and wheelchair evaluations.
  • Referred participants to occupational therapy, speech therapy, and DME suppliers with physician approval.
  • Ordered patient's necessary DME to help improve their pain and function outside of therapy.
  • Instructed patients, families, and caregivers in home exercise programs and appropriate DME.
  • Sole person responsible for obtaining insurance authorizations for direct patient care and DME orders.
  • Assisted in ordering DME to ensure safety in the home and maximum independence.
  • Evaluate for appropriate DME and educate patients in proper use of equipment.
  • Provided home safety consultations as well as evaluating need for DME
  • Order appropriate DME within insurance coverage.
  • Recommend DME's and in-home modifications.
  • Initiated order of DME/orthotics etc., made modifications and adjustments accordingly.
  • Performed DME, wheelchair/power-chair and orthotic evaluations.
  • Evaluated and recommended appropriate DMEs for patients in Acute, Rehab, Outpatient setting, and Home Health settings.
  • Partner with local DME sales representatives to provide patients with modality units for chronic pain and ROM home management.
  • Act as a liaison between families and community resources including physicians, orthotists and DME companies.
  • Assist case management with discharge planning, providing DME needs and rehabilitation needs following discharge.

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50. ACL

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Here's how ACL is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Serve as a current member of the Golf Performance team and the P4 ACL Injury Prevention Program.
  • Provided evaluation and treatment for ACL repair, back and shoulder pain, and work related injuries
  • Contributed: New techniques to improve sensory input, and creative plans for challenging obstacle courses.
  • Created protocols for post TKR, Partial Knee replacement, ACL reconstruction etc.
  • Assisted in the design of a preventive ACL injury program for adolescent youth.
  • Initiated an ACL Incident Reduction program for youth athletes and Adults.
  • Worked with clients to overcome obstacles, which hindered optimal success.
  • Helped in developing ACL protocol's to MD's.
  • Provided home care PT for patients with ACL repair, TKR and THR.
  • Post op rehabilitation included joint replacement, ACL, RC, bicep tendon repair, meniscal and articular cartilage arthroscopic surgery.
  • Provided inservice presentations to colleagues on The Female Athlete, ACL rehabilitation, and Strength and Conditioning concepts.
  • Assisted in organization and implementation of an ACL injury prevention clinic for a local youth femalesoccer team.
  • Worked on ACL repair and meniscectomies to aid patients to restore their functional abilities.
  • Assisted in rehabilitating students with recent injuries/surgeries, most common was ACL reconstruction.
  • Explored the reoccurrence rate of ACL injuries of athletes
  • Participated in the intrathecal baclofen screening program.
  • Treated patients with various injuries, such as, lumbar and cervical radicular pain, rotator cuff tears and ACL reconstructions.
  • Instructed Physical Therapists and Assistants in several in-service courses pertaining to: ACL failure and Cyclops lesions Lumbar Static vs.
  • Modify ACL, RTC and hip debridement/labrum repair protocols to most optimally and efficiently provide post-op rehab treatments.
  • Treated sports related injury patients like ACL reconstruction,Bankart's Lesion, Slap tear etc.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Physical Therapist

Physical Therapy26.8%
Occupational Therapy Services21%
Patient Care12.8%
Treatment Plans7.6%
Rehab5.3%
Outpatient Clinic5%
Orthopedic Conditions3.1%
Manual Therapy Techniques2.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Physical Therapist

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy
23%
23%
2
2
Occupational Therapy Services
Occupational Therapy Services
18%
18%
3
3
Patient Care
Patient Care
11%
11%
4
4
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
6.6%
6.6%
5
5
Rehab
Rehab
4.6%
4.6%
6
6
Outpatient Clinic
Outpatient Clinic
4.3%
4.3%
7
7
Orthopedic Conditions
Orthopedic Conditions
2.7%
2.7%
8
8
Manual Therapy Techniques
Manual Therapy Techniques
2.1%
2.1%
9
9
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury
1.7%
1.7%
10
10
Ultrasound
Ultrasound
1.5%
1.5%
11
11
SNF
SNF
1.3%
1.3%
12
12
Medical Records
Medical Records
1.3%
1.3%
13
13
Ptas
Ptas
1.2%
1.2%
14
14
CVA
CVA
1.1%
1.1%
15
15
Therapeutic Exercises
Therapeutic Exercises
1.1%
1.1%
16
16
Orthopedics
Orthopedics
1%
1%
17
17
Neurological Disorders
Neurological Disorders
1%
1%
18
18
Gait Training
Gait Training
0.9%
0.9%
19
19
Initial Evaluations
Initial Evaluations
0.9%
0.9%
20
20
Parkinson
Parkinson
0.9%
0.9%
21
21
Electrical Stimulation
Electrical Stimulation
0.9%
0.9%
22
22
ICU
ICU
0.8%
0.8%
23
23
Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy
0.8%
0.8%
24
24
Functional Mobility
Functional Mobility
0.7%
0.7%
25
25
Joint Replacements
Joint Replacements
0.6%
0.6%
26
26
Sports Injuries
Sports Injuries
0.6%
0.6%
27
27
Functional Abilities
Functional Abilities
0.5%
0.5%
28
28
Pain Management
Pain Management
0.5%
0.5%
29
29
Functional Activities
Functional Activities
0.5%
0.5%
30
30
Assistive Devices
Assistive Devices
0.5%
0.5%
31
31
Health Setting
Health Setting
0.5%
0.5%
32
32
POC
POC
0.5%
0.5%
33
33
Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
Restore Function
Restore Function
0.4%
0.4%
35
35
Injury Prevention
Injury Prevention
0.4%
0.4%
36
36
Social Workers
Social Workers
0.4%
0.4%
37
37
Pediatrics
Pediatrics
0.4%
0.4%
38
38
Patient Evaluations
Patient Evaluations
0.4%
0.4%
39
39
Medical Staff
Medical Staff
0.4%
0.4%
40
40
MDS
MDS
0.4%
0.4%
41
41
Alleviate Pain
Alleviate Pain
0.4%
0.4%
42
42
Individual Patients
Individual Patients
0.4%
0.4%
43
43
Special Needs
Special Needs
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
Balance Training
Balance Training
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
IEP
IEP
0.3%
0.3%
46
46
Prognostic Exams
Prognostic Exams
0.3%
0.3%
47
47
Cold Packs
Cold Packs
0.3%
0.3%
48
48
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
0.3%
0.3%
49
49
DME
DME
0.3%
0.3%
50
50
ACL
ACL
0.3%
0.3%

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