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Top 50 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, 21.8% 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.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Physical Therapist

1. Physical Therapy
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Here's how Physical Therapy is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Prepared patients for physical therapy treatment by welcoming, comforting, providing and/or assisting patient into physical therapy apparel or apertures.
  • Provide educational information about physical therapy or physical therapists, injury prevention, ergonomics, or ways to promote health.
  • Develop, implement and coordinate the physical therapy intervention including philosophy, vision, departmental procedures and goals.
  • Inform patients when diagnosis reveals findings outside physical therapy and refer to appropriate practitioners.
  • Customized conventional physical therapy techniques to meet the specific needs of individual patients.
  • Provide direct supervision of physical therapy assistants in accordance with APTA guidelines.
  • Provided physical therapy services for a 100-bed, specialized acute-care hospital.
  • Provide clinical educational opportunities for students of physical therapy.
  • Supervised physical therapy assistants and updated patients' goals.
  • Center Physical Therapy Clinician and Director to present.
  • Develop improved outpatient access to physical therapy services.
  • Confer with physical therapy staff or others to discuss and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, or coordinating treatment.
  • Plan and prepare and carry out individually designed programs of physical therapy treatment to maintain, improve and restore physical functioning.
  • Review physician's referral and patient medical record to help formulate accurate diagnosis and best course of physical therapy treatment.
  • Inform the patient of the physical therapy intervention, the risks, benefits and alternative treatment options.
  • Coordinated physical therapy services with triad team of account manager, center manager, and physician.
  • Provide physical therapy evaluation and treatment for a public hospital and its outpatient clinic.
  • Created and organized Physical Therapy Department for new Department of Mental Retardation school district.
  • Evaluated and treated patients with industrial injuries Supervised two physical therapy aides
  • Provide physical therapy services in an inpatient rehab setting on a fulltime basis.

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2. Occupational Therapy
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Here's how Occupational Therapy is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Evaluated and treated home health patients Communicated with physicians and case managers Coordinated care with nursing, speech and occupational therapy
  • Supervised physical therapy assistants and provided treatment in collaboration with occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants when clinically appropriate.
  • Developed acute post-surgical protocols for head and neck cancer resections and reconstructions for physical and occupational therapy.
  • Collaborated with occupational therapy and speech therapy in the treatment of neurologically involved and medically complex patients.
  • Supervised physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and speech language pathologists.
  • Coordinate treatments with other disciplines including speech and occupational therapy.
  • Learned and practiced sensory integration and basics of occupational therapy.
  • Complete co-treatment with occupational therapy when warranted.
  • Coordinate patient care and activities between occupational therapy, speech therapy, and nursing staff in order to optimize patient outcomes.
  • Act as a clinical instructor for physical and occupational therapy students as well as observational students interested in the profession.
  • Collaborate with members of the pediatric team including Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy in addition to Early Steps Service Coordinators.
  • Work closely with in house doctors, nursing staff, occupational therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapy assistants.
  • Requested orders for Skilled Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Home Health Aides as needed.
  • Developed a comprehensive evaluation form to streamline patient care and meet JCAHO standards for Physical and Occupational Therapy.
  • Coordinate therapy with other disciplines, including Speech and Occupational Therapy, Medical, and Renal Dialysis.
  • Worked closing with occupational therapy and speech therapy to ensure a well-rounded approach to treatment.
  • Worked closely with occupational therapy, speech therapy, nursing staff and social worker.
  • Participated in care conferences with Speech therapy, Nurse, occupational Therapy, etc.
  • incorporate other occupational therapy skills.
  • Acted as the lead therapist for programmatic development and mentorship within the pediatric physical and occupational therapy department.

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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.
  • Worked independently with the ability to maintain productivity and quality patient care.
  • Supervised technicians and provided direction and oversight necessary for optimum patient care.
  • Direct and supervise physical therapy support personnel in delivering competent patient care.
  • Worked in conjunction with other team professionals to provide patient care, provide education to patient and assist with discharge planning.
  • Participated in ward rounds, clinics, conferences, consultations and educational programs designed to improve patient care and staff performance.
  • Manage patient care notes, proper billing procedures, and all necessary paperwork for clients accurately and promptly.
  • Participated and led weekly conference meetings to address patient care, functional status, and therapy progression.
  • Manage physical therapy assistants with patient care including transfers, exercise, and other duties as requested.
  • Serve as a volunteer coordinator/preceptor to expose potential students to patient care and the physical therapy profession.
  • Provide education and instruction to patients, family, caregivers, nurses and patient care assistants.
  • Communicate with patient physicians and insurance companies as needed to ensure patient care is appropriate.
  • Participate in weekly patient care meeting, plan of care meeting with family and caregivers.
  • Maintained premium patient care at all times and earned highest possible rating on performance review.
  • Provide hospital in-patient care in coordination with physicians and staff on a weekend rotation basis.
  • Directed patient care in geriatric acute and chronic patient care setting.
  • Document patient care services by charting in patient and department records
  • Ensured prompt and efficient patient care, including leading therapeutic exercise and therapeutic modalities.
  • Provided direct quality patient care in accordance with federal, state, local laws Worked with geriatric and orthopedic patients.
  • Maintained premium patient care at all stages of rehab from initial eval to discharge planning including home assessment.

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4. Treatment Plans
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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans for preschool and school aged children with various levels of developmental delay
  • Communicate with or instruct caregivers or family members on patient therapeutic activities or treatment plans.
  • Evaluated, treated and developed treatment plans for patients in rehabilitation facility.
  • Work cooperatively with physician and provide therapy services defined in treatment plans.
  • Designed individual treatment plans for patient in land-based and aquatic-based settings.
  • Educate families, design and implement Home Exercise Programs, and stress importance of family participation in treatment plans.
  • Modified treatment plans based on patient's progress and coordinated with other medical team members to achieve therapy goals.
  • Plan and administer all evaluations, treatment plans, progress notes, and discharge planning for all patients.
  • Assess patients through appropriate evaluative procedures and tests, develop treatment plans and set goals for patients.
  • Documented patients' progress and completed discharge summaries, home program treatment plans and other required forms.
  • Evaluate, examine, develop treatment plans, and treat clients with multiple medical issues.
  • Maintained an updated record of patients, individual treatment plans, and follow-up procedures.
  • Assess and develop appropriate and creative treatment plans for patients with varied diagnosis.
  • Documented patients' progress, completed discharge summaries, and home-program treatment plans.
  • Evaluate and assess needs of referred patients and formulate treatment plans.
  • Designed treatment plans for patients with orthopedic & sports related injuries.
  • Maintain accurate treatment plans and progress notes in patient charts.
  • Modified treatment plans based on patient's goals.
  • Evaluated and implemented patient treatment plans of care.
  • Customize PT treatment plans and exercise programs.

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5. Rehab
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Here's how Rehab is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Trained and educated student nurses on various rehabilitation techniques to further assist therapy patients.
  • Lead therapist within skilled nursing facility providing sub-acute rehabilitation.
  • Worked mainly in Neurology & neurosurgery rehabilitation setting.
  • Provide rehabilitation to young adults through geriatrics.
  • Evaluated, treated, developed and modified plans of care for patients referred for physical therapy in the inpatient rehabilitation setting.
  • Directed, managed, and advised patients in physical therapy rehabilitation exercises over the course of their visit.
  • Worked as a Rehab Coordinator at Med-Tech Rehab, Michigan from December 2005 to January 2007.
  • Home health therapy manager responsible for training of all rehab staff on EMR and OASIS documentation.
  • Collaborate with physicians, nurses, and other rehab professionals for delivering excellent care to patients.
  • Evaluated patients in local hospitals, nursing homes, and outpatient rehab centers.
  • Operated MEDX equipment to rehabilitate chronic and acute back and neck.
  • Provided a full scope of rehabilitation services to all patients.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact regarding rehabilitation.
  • Employed as a physical therapist in a rehabilitation setting.
  • Presented 3 in-services to rehab staff.
  • Staff Physical therapist working with home health clients and outpatient clinic specializing in balance and vestibular rehabilitation.
  • Administered extensive rehabilitation programs for individuals with a wide range of musculoskeletal and neurological impairments.
  • Received Advanced Rehab Systems, Inc. 1996 third quarter Employee Excellence Award.
  • Shore View Nursing Home Rehabilitation and Health Care New Vanderbilt Rehab and Care Center Lawrence Nursing Care Center Outpatients Rehab Centers
  • Instruct patients' rehabilitation programs 20 hours/week Perform front desk staffing and charting Apply bio feedback and electrical modalities

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6. Clinical Staff
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Here's how Clinical Staff is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Provided clinical in-services for clinical staff.
  • Communicate with fellow staff members, patients, and other clinical staff to complete effective and efficient evaluations and treatment sessions.
  • Attended monthly clinical staff meetings to ensure compliance with changes within the clinic and compliance with changes in billing/insurance plans.
  • Documented and trained clinical staff on Electronic Health Records in accordance to HIPPA regulations, CMS and clinical guidelines.
  • Participated in yearly clinical education, instructing clinical staff in proper transfer, lifting, and safety techniques.
  • Worked with nursing and all clinical staff while overseeing fall assessment program in order to minimize resident injuries.
  • Oversee clinical staff to include physical therapist assistants and physical therapy aides to ensure quality of care.
  • Collaborate with family, non clinical staff and interdisciplinary team to formulate optimal plan of care.
  • Presented education to board members, management, clinical staff, patients and their families.
  • Skilled in using EMR system WebPT and provided training on software to all clinical staff.
  • Chair of the Education Committee with focus on providing learning opportunities to clinical staff.
  • Maintained a clean and safe environment for both clinical staff and patients.
  • Supervised clinical staff and served as a liaison between physicians and staff.
  • Interview applicants for clinical staff positions.
  • Practice and Clinical Staff Management.
  • Instructed clinical staff in CPR.
  • Collaborate with Physicians and other clinical staff to plan best action of care for patient.
  • Trained clinical staff on HealthSouths Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system.
  • Assist clinical staff with pre/post patient room equipment set up.

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7. Facility
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Here's how Facility is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Provided physical therapy treatment evaluations and patient care according to rehab facility, state, professional and federal regulations and guidelines.
  • Skilled Nursing Facility Physical Therapist (Contract/Traveler)
  • Marketed to local medical facilities, embedded the facility in the community with events, and gave tours of the clinic.
  • Created individualized home exercise programs for patients within a long-term care setting and skilled nursing facility to improve health and wellness.
  • Practiced in a Skilled Nursing Facility providing evaluation and treatment of patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Evaluate and treat skilled nursing facility residents toward greater mobility, function and quality of life.
  • Worked as a Licensed Physical Therapist in a 99-bed skilled nursing facility.
  • Worked in a 96 bed Skilled Nursing Facility as a Primary Therapist.
  • Skilled nursing facility with Alzheimer's care unit.
  • Type of Facility - Inpatient and outpatient.
  • Open / closed office facility as required.
  • Open and set-up of facility.
  • Monitored patient exercises and assisted a physical therapist at an out-patient facility Shadowed for 60 hours
  • Evaluated and treated pediatric patients in a medical facility Followed up care for postoperative pediatric patients
  • Provided physical therapy treatments and modalities in accordance with skilled nursing facility policies and procedures.
  • Skilled nursing facility for orthopedic and neurologically impaired residents.
  • Travel physical therapy position with skilled nursing facility .
  • Skilled Nursing Facility (started per diem converted to full-time)
  • Full time/part time physical therapist in skilled nursing facility setting with diverse population, emphasis on geriatric clientele.
  • Worked with a Pittsburgh Pirate Triple A Ballplayer and was subse-quently invited to tour their training facility in Bradenton, FL.

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8. Acute Care
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Here's how Acute Care is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Participated in evaluations, plan of care and individual treatments in the outpatient, acute care and skilled nursing facility settings.
  • Employed as a physical therapist in skilled nursing, acute care, home health, acute rehab and outpatient settings.
  • Perform PT evaluations, establish plans of care and individual treatments in an acute care and orthopedic outpatient setting.
  • Treated patients in the Acute Care/Sub acute setting as well as outpatient orthopedic setting on a rotation basis.
  • Employed as a traveling physical therapist in multiple settings including outpatient, acute care and skilled nursing.
  • Deliver outstanding performance in providing excellent patient care in the acute care setting as necessary.
  • Work acute care & sub-acute care, as well as outpatient & aquatic settings.
  • Sole PT in an inpatient rehab facility and acute care rehab as needed.
  • Perform evaluations and treatments for patients in acute care and ICU units.
  • Performed both acute care and long-term care (LTC) rehabilitation.
  • Worked in both the outpatient setting and in acute care setting.
  • Performed both inpatient rehab and acute care rehab.
  • Provide coverage on the acute care, SNF, and LTC floors as needed.
  • Provided physical therapy service for outpatient hospital based clinic and acute care hospital.
  • Recommend best discharge setting for patients in acute care and what services would be beneficial for them following the hospital stay.
  • Implemented treatment following clinical pathways and protocols in an acute care setting Handled burn and multiple-trauma patients.
  • skilled nursing facility, TCC and acute care
  • Work mostly in Acute Care at Jeanes Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa
  • Modified and implemented procedures in regards to pediatric acute care coverage and new therapist training and mentorship.
  • Float in Neuro Rehab-inpatient/Acute Rehab Respiratory ICU Acute care Covered Ortho and Peds

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9. 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.
  • Gained valuable experience in performing joint mobilizations and manual therapy techniques.
  • Attended a manual therapy techniques continuing education course and sport medicine conference
  • Utilized manual therapy techniques such as soft tissue, mobilization, joint mobilization and muscle energy techniques for spinal rehabilitation treatment.
  • Utilized a variety of manual therapy techniques for treatment of patients with acute, chronic, and post-operative conditions.
  • 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.
  • Apply manual therapy techniques to restore the normal motion of the body.
  • Advanced education in manual therapy techniques through the University of St. Augustine.
  • Mentored as new graduate on manual therapy techniques by senior clinicians
  • Utilized an abundance of manual therapy techniques.
  • Focused on manual therapy techniques.
  • Initiate patient evaluations and treatments Utilize manual therapy techniques and supervise rehabilitation aides and PTA treatments.
  • Utilized modalities including ultrasound, traction, electrical stimulation, manual therapy techniques, and hot/cold pack in treatments.
  • Administered various manual therapy techniques, therapeutic modalities and exercises to 2-3 patients per hour.
  • Trained in Maitland Manual Therapy techniques.
  • Use different physical modalities and manual therapy techniques along with therapeutic exercises as pain management.
  • Managed independent case load and treatment of orthopedic diagnoses and sports rehabilitation Held trainings for colleagues in manual therapy techniques

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10. Medical Records
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Here's how Medical Records is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • 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.
  • Updated, organized and maintained patient s medical records ensuring accuracy and proper documentation.
  • Prepare patients for therapy treatments while maintaining medical records and physical therapy equipment.
  • Documented patient evaluation, progress and follow up on electronic medical records system.
  • Tacked and documented therapy accordance with polices and procedures regarding medical records.
  • Assisted Physical Therapist with patient preparation and medical records.
  • 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.
  • Perform an initial exam, evaluate medical records and physician's referral and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.
  • Review physician's referral and patient's medical records to help determine diagnosis and physical therapy treatment required.
  • Developed the best type of treatment based on the physician's referrals and patient's medical records.
  • Reviewed physician's referrals and patient's medical records to formulate accurate diagnosis and plan of treatment.
  • Review of physician's referral, patient's condition and medical records to determine treatment required.
  • Maintain medical records and billing records for patient charts, communication with referring doctors' offices.
  • Manage patient medical records using AllScripts, NDOC, Encore and Point Care Mobile applications.
  • Maintained Medical records, keep front desk personnel updated on policy and procedure changes.
  • Maintain complete and up to date medical records for each patient.
  • Maintain medical records adherent to state and federal laws.
  • Home Health Aids and Social Workers Audited Medical Records

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11. 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.
  • Designed exercise and rehabilitation programs for patients with neurological and orthopedic conditions at Nursing Home.
  • Provided Physical Therapy services to patients with chronic orthopedic conditions in an outpatient/inpatient setting.
  • Manage high volume caseload of orthopedic clients with multiple orthopedic conditions.
  • Evaluated and customized treatment for patients with medical and orthopedic conditions.
  • Assisted patients in rehabilitation for various orthopedic conditions.
  • Handled outpatient care of 15 patients on an average daily with major orthopedic conditions including paperwork for all patients.
  • Evaluate and established Plan of Care for patients with Orthopedic Conditions, Neurological and Cardiac Diagnoses.
  • Mixed caseload of approximately 70% balance/strength conditions, and 30% orthopedic conditions.
  • Performed PT on Transitional Care Unit geriatric patients, mostly orthopedic conditions.
  • Observe and assist the clinic director treating patients with various orthopedic conditions.
  • Develop a plan of care for, and educate patients with orthopedic conditions
  • Use of manual therapy for treatment of different orthopedic conditions.
  • Evaluate and treat clients with various orthopedic conditions.
  • Treat a wide variety or orthopedic conditions.
  • Handled pre-operative and post-operative Geriatric patients of various orthopedic conditions specially TKR, THR and spinal surgery.
  • Evaluate and treat orthopedic conditions involving pre and post-op surgeries, motor vehicle accidents and work-related injuries.
  • Provided evidence based treatment interventions and Neuro-Developmental Treatments (NDT) for the home-health pediatric population with neurologic and/or orthopedic conditions.
  • Evaluated and treated pre and post knee, hip, shoulders arthroplasties and other orthopedic conditions

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12. Ultrasound
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Here's how Ultrasound is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Individualized exercise programs, including stretching, Swiss ball, Pilates and intrinsic stabilization utilizing diagnostic ultrasound for imaging specific muscles.
  • Treated patients with stimulation and therapeutic ultrasounds as directed by therapists.
  • Assisted Physical Therapist with patient ultrasounds and mobility exercises.
  • Administered treatments such as hydrotherapy, electric stimulation, mechanical traction, ultrasound, moist hot packs, and ice packs.
  • Assisted Therapist in therapy sessions with patients Back office duties - preparation of ultrasound and filing Occasional light reception work
  • Prepared, applied, and removed hot packs and ice packs; administered electric stimulation and ultrasound
  • Worked with appliances of TENS, Laser, Ultrasound and FES as part of the treatments of the patients.
  • Administer active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, and electrical modality treatments such as ultrasound and electrical stimuli.
  • Assisted patients with rehabilitation exercises and treatments, including electric stimulation and ultrasound, set-up and clean-up of rehabilitation stations.
  • Administered therapeutic modalities such as ultrasound, electric stimulation, ice and heat.
  • Administered treatment modalities including ultrasound, TENS/NMES, moist heat and ice.
  • Used portable ultrasound, small free weights, and theraband as needed.
  • Supported the physical therapist during ultrasounds and other activities Guided patients through therapeutic exercises Operated the electrical muscle stimulation machine for patients
  • Assisted with evaluating all exercises and provided ultrasounds & electrical stimulators Completed all administrative duties
  • Worked with apparatus such as Traction Machine, Ultrasound and Electric Stimulator, Paraffin, Ergometer and Treadmill.
  • Administer heat, light, sound, water, and electrical modality treatments, such as ultrasound.
  • Use of physical therapy modalities such as ultrasound, electric muscle stimulator, moist packs etc.
  • Assisted patients with exercise routine Apply NMES and ultrasound to patients Assisted therapists with treatment notes
  • Adminstered heat, ice, electrostimulation, and ultrasound treatments.
  • Apply therapeutic modalities: ultrasound, cryotherapy, thermotherapy, massage, cervical traction, and iontophoresis.

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13. SNF
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Here's how SNF is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Provided Physical therapy services in a hospital-owned SNF.
  • Worked in the outpatient department (Carolina Complete) when caseloads are low at the SNF.
  • Provided Physical Therapy services in an SNF, Sub-Acute, Outpatient, and Inpatient Hospital.
  • Eased the transition from SNF to home by providing inputs at the discharge meetings.
  • Provided PT services for SNF residents with medical, orthopedic, and neurological diagnoses.
  • Practiced in acute care, outpatient/private practice, acute rehab, SNF/LTC and sub-acute.
  • Evaluated and treated various SNF patients and supervised one PTA and PT Tech.
  • Treated mostly geriatric patients in the outpatient department, some SNF residents
  • Performed sub- acute and long-term care rehab in a SNF setting.
  • Worked in SNF setting under direct supervision of licensed PT.
  • Provided Physical therapy services in a SNF and outpatient setting.
  • Worked closely with assisted living facilities and SNF.
  • Contract physical therapy primarily for SNF clients.
  • Handle the care of the SNF, home health and outpatient services.
  • treated geriatric inpatients of SNF as well as outpatients of Assisted Living and Independent living on the Samarkand campus
  • Provided physical therapy in patient homes, SNF"s, and acute care settings.
  • Implemented therapeutic exercises, activities, and modalities in SNF setting.
  • Evaluate treatment and discharge residents in a snf setting.
  • Travel positions included: LTAC, HH, and SNF.
  • Staff therapist with contract work in SNFs * Part of quality assurance review team

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14. PTA
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Here's how PTA is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Staff PT, Perform Functional Capacity Evaluations, supervision of support staff: Techs/PTA attend chamber of commerce meetings.
  • Assess and reassess patient plan of care and coordinate care with PTA, CNA, Nurses, family members.
  • Supervised patient care including instructing, PTA's, home health aides, direct caregivers regularly.
  • Supervised PTA's and direct caregivers as to protocols and treatment implementation.
  • Supervised PTA's and Athletic Trainers in highly productive outpatient practice.
  • Provided short-term leadership for the initial phase of PTA program development
  • Served as clinical instructor for both PT and PTA students.
  • Oversee and progress patient treatment rendered by PTA's.
  • Served as a clinical instructor for PT/PTA students.
  • Supervised PTA and Exercise Specialists.
  • Work with OT, ST, and supervise one PTA.
  • Mentor for younger PT/PTA/PT Tech and ATC staff.
  • Provided supervision and instruction to PT and PTA students as their clinical instructor during their internship at the facility.
  • Manage schedules for POC frequency and durations with PT and PTA.
  • Supervised PTAs and Techs in the treatment and care of patients.
  • Delegated tasks to front office, PTAs, and techs.
  • Direct and supervise PTAs to help treat the patients.
  • Shared responsibility for patient care assignments to various PTs and PTAs, peer annual evaluations, and education.
  • Coordinated multi-functional patient care with nursing, PTA, and discharge coordinator.
  • Mentor Level I and Level II therapists, PTAs and ATCs.

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15. Outpatient Orthopedic Setting
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Here's how Outpatient Orthopedic Setting is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Staff Physical Therapist in outpatient orthopedic setting responsible for evaluation, examination and treatment with specialty in manual therapy
  • Sole Physical Therapist in outpatient orthopedic setting treating patients with post surgical, acute/chronic injuries and impairments.
  • Provide high-level physical therapy to patients and athletes in an outpatient orthopedic setting.
  • Provide friendly and compassionate physical therapy in the outpatient orthopedic setting.
  • Performed physical therapy evaluations and interventions in an outpatient orthopedic setting.
  • Provide physical therapy services in an outpatient orthopedic setting.
  • Administered physical therapy care in outpatient orthopedic setting
  • Staff physical therapist responsible for the evaluation, treatment, and discharge of patients in the outpatient orthopedic setting
  • Evaluated, diagnosed, and treated patients with orthopedic or neurological injuries in an outpatient orthopedic setting.
  • Provide hands on care for patients to assist in pain relief in an outpatient orthopedic setting.
  • Assume full responsibility of managing a full caseload of patients in an outpatient orthopedic setting.
  • Provided evaluation, treatment, and discharge planning for patients in an outpatient orthopedic setting.
  • Treat in an outpatient orthopedic setting with clients of varied conditions.
  • Treat patients of all ages in an outpatient orthopedic setting.
  • Evaluated and treated patients in an outpatient Orthopedic setting.
  • Worked in inpatient as well as outpatient orthopedic setting.
  • Evaluated and treated patients from adolescent to geriatrics who presented with musculoskeletal related impairments in an outpatient orthopedic setting
  • Treated various patient populations in a high volume outpatient orthopedic setting Learned McKenzie and ASTYM treatment techniques by certified specialists
  • Provide ethical and evidence based care to patients in a Acute Care/IRU unit and Outpatient Orthopedic setting.
  • Interned in an Outpatient Orthopedic setting with strong manual therapy influences for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.

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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 and treat patients post surgical joint replacement, amputees, CVA, chronic disease, cardiac impairments and pulmonary dysfunction.
  • Evaluate and treat a diverse caseload of patients including CVA, Dementia, Orthopedic Surgeries and various cardiovascular conditions.
  • Performed PT intervention for upper extremity post CVA recovery study- CITRIX study
  • Performed weekly CVA education groups to patient's and care givers.
  • Performed multiple in-services for staff on treatment interventions for CVA population.
  • Assisted with the development of the CVA specialty program.
  • Implemented weekly rounds for the CVA specialty program.
  • Experienced with treatment of CVA, TBI, SCI, Parkinson's disease, and ALS
  • Job Title: Physical Therapist at 20 bed inpatient facility, treating mostly ortho, acute, CVA and spinal cord patients
  • Performed care for geriatric patients; Cardiac, Cardio/Pulmonary, CVA, Orthopedic THR, TKR and BKA/AKA.
  • Worked with various diagnoses including all vestibular conditions, joint replacements, CVA, dementia, and generalized debility
  • Provided treatment for in-patients on Rehab unit; CVA, total joint and general medical.
  • Evaluated and treated patients in a skilled nursing facility Focus on CVA's, general debility
  • Experience working with Alzheimer's/dementia, orthopaedic, CVA, amputees and general debility.
  • Managed various post-operative conditions, CVA, amputees, shoulder pathologies, etc.
  • Managed large case load of patients with Dementia, Alzheimers, TIA, CVA and Parkinsons.
  • Travel PT Contract emphasis SNF subacute CVA,TBI, SCI.
  • handle cases like CVA(cerebrovascular accident,PNI(peripheral nerve injury),pediatric cases,musculoskeletal disorder.

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18. Orthopedics
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Here's how Orthopedics is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Assume full responsibility in managing overall caseload of orthopedics, aquatic and neurological based patients.
  • Total joint replacement class educator at Good Samaritan North for Montgomery Orthopedics.
  • Practiced Physical therapy in an outpatient setting with emphasis on orthopedics.
  • Worked primarily with orthopedics, including a large post surgical population.
  • Treated a varied inpatient/outpatient caseload with an emphasis on orthopedics.
  • Participated in neurological and orthopedics home health care.
  • Assist with injuries in Orthopedics, Sports Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Neurological Injuries, and Back and Neck Therapy.
  • Managed the physical rehabilitation of patients in acute care, skilled nursing, home health care, and outpatient orthopedics.
  • Experience in home health setting covering the cases in orthopedics, neurology, geriatrics and cardiovascular system.
  • Back care specialist; in-patient rehabilitation; out- patient orthopedics; women's health.!
  • Provided general care including orthopedics and sport injuries, wound care, cardiopulmonary.
  • Provided treatment of acute Worker's Compensation Injuries and Orthopedics.
  • Staff PT for outpatient site specializing in orthopedics.
  • Provided Physical Therapy services for children with respiratory and neurological disorders; Assisted patients in Physical Therapy orthopedics and plastic surgery.
  • Provided Physical Therapy services to 411 bed not-for-profit hospital and completed rotations in Acute Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, and Outpatient.
  • Contract PT- acute care, inpatient and outpatient neuro rehabilitation, outpatient orthopedics, pediatrics
  • Provided skilled therapy in areas of out-patient and acute/critical-care, with emphasis in orthopedics, sports medicine and women's health.
  • Provided evaluation and treatment in acute care setting floating between orthopedics, med/surg, telemetry and intensive care units.
  • Level I Trauma Hospital Provide inpatient acute care therapy for patients admitted to the Orthopedics service.
  • Treated medical and surgical conditions in the fields of Orthopedics, Neurology, Oncology, Rheumatology and Cardio-thoracic conditions.

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19. Neurology
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Here's how Neurology is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Provide skilled therapy in acute/critical-care, including general medical, surgical, neurology and wound care.
  • Imparted physical therapy services to Neurology, Orthopedics, Cardio-Respiratory in-patients and out-patients.
  • Provided home care therapy for neurology and orthopedic patients
  • Evaluated and treated neurology and orthopedic geriatric patients.
  • Completed a rotation in four fields of physical therapy care (Orthopedic, Neurology, Pediatric, and Cardiovascular.)
  • Participated in neurology rounds to communicate patient's rehabilitative status to doctors, nurses, and other health care providers.
  • Initiated, evaluated and reviewed patient care plans of Orthopedics, Neurology, Acute Care and Long term rehabilitation.
  • Provide treatment to 10-14 patients daily in in-patient setting with emphasis on neurology and post trauma surgery.
  • Treat medicine, surgical, orthopedic and neurology patients on the nursing division floor.
  • Home Health, SNF's and ICF's: Orthopedics, Neurology, Geriatrics.
  • Provided skilled care in the Out Patient Department, Intensive-care units and Neurology, Musculoskeletal, Geriatric and Cardiopulmonary In-patient setting.
  • worked as part-time physical therapist under supervision in an out patient unit for orthopedic and neurology conditions.
  • Evaluated and treated patients in Neurology, Cardiothoracic, Rehabilitation medicine and surgical wards.
  • Gained experience working in cross-functional departments including pediatric, neuro-surgery, neurology and orthopedics.
  • Complete assessment including; orthopedics, neurology, cardio-pulmonary and pediatric.
  • Functioned as a staff PT in an inner city acute hospital setting: neurology, orthopedics, peds, & rehab.
  • Treated wide range of patients in orthopedic, neurology, pediatric, gynecology, geriatric and cardio-pulmonary settings.
  • Involved in handling OPD & IPD cases related to Orthopedic, Neurology, Gynecology & Lamaze Classes.
  • Participate in rehab rotations including orthopedic, neurology, telemetry, oncology, medsurg and critical care.
  • Worked as Chief Physical Therapist in Multispecialty Hospital (India) in Neurology, orthopedic, cardiorespiratory departments.

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20. Traumatic Brain Injury
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Here's how Traumatic Brain Injury is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Evaluate and implement treatment plans in patients with neurological impairments, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, and brain tumors.
  • 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.
  • Experience with cross coverage to general rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury unit and acute care.
  • Evaluated, reevaluated, and treated patients suffering from symptoms related to traumatic brain injury.
  • 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
  • Executed neuro rehabilitation to correct balance problems in patients who suffered from a CVA or traumatic brain injury.
  • 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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21. Gait Training
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Here's how Gait Training is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Performed initial patient evaluations and provided therapeutic activities and gait training to geriatric patients in a skilled nursing environment.
  • Performed pediatric gait training regularly.
  • Performed same-day surgery gait training.
  • Worked with a primarily geriatric population with focuses on balance rehabilitation, gait training, and manual physical therapy.
  • Participated in patient therapy including range of motion, gait training, strengthening, and endurance training.
  • Performed gait training, range of motion, therapeutic exercise and functional mobility activities with students.
  • Contracted by hospital for acute care including gait training, balance and strength assessments.
  • Perform transfers, bed mobility, therapeutic exercises, balance training and gait training.
  • Provided gait training for stroke patients using pneumatic suspension system in combination with treadmill.
  • Performed evaluations, gait training, postural evaluations, and therapeutic exercise.
  • Instructed and assisted patients in gait training, strengthening and functional activities.
  • Educated, demonstrated and assisted patients in therapeutic exercise, bed mobility, therapeutic activities, gait training and neuromuscular re-education.
  • Perform skilled Physical Therapy interventions such as neuromuscular re-education, therapeutic exercises and activities, gait training and w/c management.
  • Provided post-operative physical therapy including gait training to indoor patients undergoing surgery including arthroscopy and joint replacement surgery.
  • Develop and implement appropriate individualized care plans, including manual therapeutic exercises, gait training, balance, and other interventions.
  • Provided skilled Physical Therapy services such as joint mobilization, manual therapy, progressive resistive exercises and gait training.
  • Manage physical exercises, traction and gait training to assist ease pain, increase patient strength and decrease deformity.
  • Provide therapeutic treatment including exercise, balance training, gait training, pain management techniques including various modalities and manual therapies.
  • Home health treatment of geriatric and sub-acute patient population using exercise, balance training, gait training, and modalities.
  • Treated geriatric and sub-acute patient population using exercise, balance training, gait training, and modalities.

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22. Initial Evaluations
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  • Completed daily initial evaluations in an outpatient orthopedic clinic and in an active duty rehabilitation unit.
  • Performed initial evaluations and developed treatment plans in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation settings.
  • Performed initial evaluations and developed treatment plans for patients in outpatient and inpatient settings.
  • Performed initial evaluations and treatment sessions for patients in an orthopedic outpatient clinic
  • Conduct initial evaluations and re-evaluations for land and aquatic therapy.
  • Perform initial evaluations, re-certifications, and discharge summaries.
  • Conduct sub-acute and out patient initial evaluations.
  • Scheduled appointments and initial evaluations.
  • Performed initial evaluations, treatment program planning and patient care for patients in the home setting with a variety of diagnoses.
  • File, fax, and organize initial evaluations, progress and discharged reports.
  • Initial evaluations and ongoing assessments per changes in patient s health status.
  • Document daily notes, progress notes and initial evaluations using WebPT software.
  • Perform initial evaluations and start of care visits.
  • Performed initial evaluations and treated orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions in an outpatient setting including aquatic therapy.
  • Lead Physical Therapist involved into initial evaluations and assessments of patients referred for physical therapy.
  • Job responsibilities: Performed initial evaluations, treatments, discharge planning, family training and home exercise programs for all units
  • Complete timely documentation using the Clinicient platform for daily notes, progress evaluations, initial evaluations and discharges.
  • Performed initial evaluations and treatment sessions for patients in a home setting and supervise PTAs with their treatments
  • Initial evaluations, set up plans of care, carried out treatment, documentation on Therapy Source.
  • Document initial evaluations, treatments and discharge recommendations in a timely manner using Cerner documentation

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23. Parkinson
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  • Experience with various medical conditions including Parkinson's, Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, Alzheimer's Provided patient education.
  • Home health patient care for diagnoses including TKA, THA, Spinal Fusion, Parkinson's and Fall Risk.
  • 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.
  • Improved the mobility and activities of daily living in Parkinson's patients by providing gait training.
  • Offered treatment for patients with Parkinson's, Cerebral Palsy, and Multiple Trauma.
  • Assisted in monitoring patients with Parkinson disease while performing aerobic and weight training exercises.
  • Participated in and presented patient reports in weekly Parkinson's floor rounds.
  • Work with stroke, Parkinson's, orthopedic and geriatric inpatients and outpatients
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Case mix also included patients with neurological conditions like stroke, Parkinson's as well as with vestibular disorders.
  • Performed biannual reevaluations on patients in the Parkinson's disease balance group with the use of standardized outcome measures.
  • Treated patients with diagnoses to include CVA, BKA, TKA, COPD, Alzheimers's Disease, Parkinson's Disease.
  • 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.
  • Involved in treating patients of neuromuscular disorders like hemi paresis, quadruparesis, Parkinsonism, ataxia.

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24. Electrical Stimulation
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  • Administered therapeutic hot packs, cold packs and personally handled various electrical stimulation treatments; ultrasound, electrical stimulation.
  • Perform muscle stimulation using both electrical stimulation and ultrasound stimulation equipment.
  • Learned how to conduct ultrasound therapies and electrical stimulation.
  • Mentor new graduates in neurological treatments use of functional electrical stimulation for gait and standing, body weight treadmill training.
  • Provided patients with regional massages, exercises, hot/cold packs as well as electrical stimulation.
  • Set patients up on electrical stimulation machine that usually begins their treatment.
  • Implement exercises plan, electrical stimulation, and ultra-sound on patients.
  • Developed treatment programs for rehabilitation consisting of therapeutic exercises and modalities such as ultrasound, and electrical stimulation.
  • Planned and administered therapeutic modalities and therapeutic exercise programs, muscle re-education, massage and electrical stimulation.
  • Administered physical therapy modalities such as electrical stimulation, ultra-sound, and laser therapy treatments.
  • Administered modalities including ultrasound and electrical stimulation.
  • Shadowed the physical therapists for experience Operated electrical stimulation and ultrasound machines Helped patients perform physical therapy
  • Gained knowledge about different instruments such as Ultrasound, Transcutaneous electrical stimulation and Interferential current therapy.
  • Prepare equipment for heat and electrical stimulation therapy Assist patients with exercise tasks Supervise clerical aspects
  • Perform ultrasound, electrical stimulation, heat and ice modalities under the supervision of the primary Physical Therapist.
  • Worked with modalities including electrical stimulation, ultrasound, iontophoresis, hot packs and cold packs.
  • Apply heat and cold treatments, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, phonophoresis and ultrasound treatment.
  • Educated staff to on how to use functional electrical stimulation for ortho and neuro patients.
  • Applied modalities such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, iontophoresis, phonophoresis, TENS & mechanical traction.
  • Guide patients through exercises Set up patients on electrical stimulation Set up patients on cervical and lunbar traction Schedule patient appointments

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  • Performed physical therapy evaluations, and assisted in delivering holistic rehabilitation care to inpatient and outpatient pediatric, and neonatal ICU population
  • Communicated personally on a day-to-day basis with each individual patient to better understand particular needs and interests.
  • Provide consultation to therapy staff, particularly in wheelchair evaluation.
  • Developed and implemented related curriculum and exam material.
  • Evaluated and treated patients on the acute floors including orthopedic, cardiac, pulmonary, ICU, and general surgery floors.
  • Involved in providing Physical therapy in a mixed setting- working in Outpatient, as well as In-patient, including ICU/NICU.
  • Worked PRN 1-2 weekends a month in the sub-acute, ICU and inpatient floors of the hospital.
  • Provided services to children in the NICU, PICU, step down and general pediatric units.
  • Staff physical therapist in acute care in ICU, CCU, telemetry and medical/surgical floors.
  • Experienced with flexible scheduling, thinking, and adapting and thinking quickly in difficult situations.
  • Worked in Surgical ICU, Cardiac ICU, as well as medical floors.
  • Participated in rounds in the ICU and provided input on mobility of patients.
  • Observed inpatient, outpatient, burn, acute, and NICU therapies
  • Provided care to patients in the ICU and telemetry floor.
  • Provided services in Long Island College Hospital NICU.
  • Trained in wound care including wound care in the NICU and CVICU.
  • Manage visits and treatment plans to comply with the patient's needs and with their particular medical insurance.
  • conducted initial evaluation Provided dry needling technique and manual therapy for particular cases.
  • Provided physical therapy services to med surg, icu and out patient clients.
  • Treated pre and post-operative Cardiac Bypass, Angiography and Angioplasty patients in ICCU & MICU.

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26. Cerebral Palsy
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  • Design individualized rehabilitation and exercise programs for post polio and cerebral palsy children.
  • 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.
  • Experienced in treating arthritis, back pain, fractures, head trauma, heart disease, and cerebral palsy.
  • 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.
  • Facilitated treatment for Autism, Down's Syndrome, cerebral palsy, and learning disabilities.
  • Evaluate, treat patients with neurological disabilities like multiple sclerosis, stroke, cerebral palsy.
  • Used NDT approach to treat Cerebral Palsy, Down's syndrome.
  • Handled children with Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome.
  • Provided physical therapy services for physically disabled students diagnosed with cerebral palsy, myopathy and different pediatric conditions.
  • Treated and achieved significant improvements in patients with Cerebral Palsy post Botox treatment.
  • Experience with variety of diagnosis to include Down 's syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Visual impairment.
  • Treated children with Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Encephalopathy, Developmental Delay, and other disabling diagnoses.
  • Specialized in Pediatric Physical Therapy for in/outpatients and Muscular Dystrpphy, Cerebral Palsy, JRA clinics, etc.
  • Evaluated and planned treatments of cerebral palsy kids till their discharge Supervised Interns in their treatment and planning protocols
  • Take the child with Cerebral Palsy to physical therapy twice a week along with everyday in-home therapy.
  • Treated patients with various diagnoses including cerebral palsy, autism, mitochondrial disorders, and genetic disorders.
  • Treated infants and children with congenital conditions such as spina bifida and cerebral palsy in home health settings.
  • Worked with various types of patients such as cerebral palsy, paraplegia, hemiplegia and deconditoned related to mental retardation.

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27. Spinal Cord Injury
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  • Lead Physical Therapist on Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Team.
  • Work also as the lead therapist with most of the neurologically involved patients after sustaining a stroke or spinal cord injury.
  • Served as only physical therapist in practice caring for spinal cord injury patients, amputees, and stroke victims.
  • Handled patients with neurological conditions such as Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy and Parkinson's disease.
  • Provided in-patient treatment of spinal cord injury patients while providing supervision to staff on the SCI Unit.
  • Treated pediatric and adult patients with cerebral palsy and spinal cord injury through at home visits.
  • Specialized in pediatric head and spinal cord injury with majority of work spent in head injury.
  • Specialized in Spinal cord Injury, Neurology, Orthopedic, Geriatric Rehabilitation, and Pediatrics.
  • Evaluate and treat neurological patients, specializing in stroke and spinal cord injury.
  • Treated patients with spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy and orthopedic problems.
  • Assisted in rehabilitation of patients with spinal cord injury.
  • Instruct spinal cord injury education classes for patients.
  • Evaluated and treated complex diagnoses in acute inpatient rehabilitation setting including stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury.
  • Worked with adult patients after spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple trauma, orthopaedic injuries, brain injury and amputation.
  • Staff Physical Therapist handling mostly neurological clients post-stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, brain tumors, etc.
  • Worked with patients diagnosed with Stroke, Spinal cord injury, Mental Retardation and Parkinson and Neurologic Processing Disorders.
  • Treated patients with stroke, spinal cord injury (paraplegia/quadriplegia), traumatic brain injury, encephalopathy.
  • Worked in neuro rehab, spinal cord injury and orthopedics.
  • Supervised and delegated responsibilities to physical therapy assistants Professional Speaking Spinal Cord Injury Intervention.
  • Handled patients with neurologic conditions such as Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, & Spastic Diplegia.

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28. Functional Mobility
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  • 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.
  • Screen long-term residents to determine current level of functional mobility and their need for physical therapy intervention.
  • Progressed functional mobility in a significantly debilitated geriatric patient population to return patients to community independence
  • Provided education on functional mobility skills to patients and family members.
  • Evaluate, schedule, and treatment of patients in their home environment to improve functional mobility and improve overall mobility.
  • Evaluate and develop intervention strategies to maximize functional mobility of adult and NICU patients in the acute care setting.
  • Worked with Restorative Aides and Nursing, monitoring all residents for changes in functional mobility.
  • Restore, and promote optimal functional mobility in order to perform activities of daily living.
  • Work on improving FIM scores for the patients to enhance functional mobility and independence.
  • Instructed patients in functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life.
  • Skilled nursing facility with short and long term geriatric patients - Focus on improving functional mobility and achieving highest level of independence
  • Instructed patients and family on functional mobility skills and safety issues Competent with using OASIS and other computerized documentation.
  • Performed physical therapy evaluations and treatments for homebound patients to improve functional mobility and safety in home environment.
  • Assisted with pain management, contracture management and prevention, fall prevention, increase muscle strengthening and overall functional mobility.
  • Assess patients rehabilitation needs, and develop plan of care that will allow patients to safely restore functional mobility.
  • Facilitated ADLs and assisted patients with functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life.
  • Perform strengthening exercise to improve strength and functional mobility and neuromuscular re-education training to improve static and dynamic balance.
  • Assess individuals for proper transfer techniques, assistive devices, orthotics, and all other aspects that affect their functional mobility.
  • Provide supervisory visits for PTAs with skilled teachings on how to maximize functional mobility and ensure patients mantain established levels.

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29. Joint Replacements
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  • 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.
  • Evaluated/treated inpatients in areas of CVA, joint replacements, general surgeries and general medicine.
  • 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.
  • Facilitated outpatient physical therapy for patients with joint replacements, chronic and acute pain, sportsinjurties, and balance disorders.
  • 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.
  • 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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30. Aquatic Therapy
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  • Assisted with exercise monitoring and instruction of aquatic therapy program.
  • Instructed aquatic therapy and wellness programs occasionally.
  • Monitor and instruct aquatic therapy exercises.
  • Develop and establish aquatic therapy program.
  • Completed continuing education including aquatic therapy training, childhood neurology, Pilates for balance, a variety of pediatric courses.
  • Performed land and aquatic therapy to assist patients in returning to prior level of function.
  • Follow up with patients who do not show up for aquatic therapy or land therapy.
  • Performed aquatic therapy to a variety of patients under the supervision of a PT.
  • Create plans of care that involved progress for aquatic therapy to land therapy.
  • Observed aquatic therapy and TKA surgery.
  • Performed in home aquatic therapy visits.
  • Provided therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, joint mobilization, electrotherapy, aquatic therapy and patient/caregiver education as appropriate.
  • Provided aquatic therapy treatments 2-3 days per week to patients with orthopedic injuries, de-conditioning and neurological impairments.
  • Designed and administered aquatic therapy programs for neurological and orthopaedic diagnoses.
  • Experience providing vestibular rehabilitation and aquatic therapy.
  • Provided land-based therapy, aquatic therapy, manual therapy, and modalities to suit the needs of each client.
  • Located inside Cedardale Health and Fitness, with access to aquatic therapy, fitness equipment and a turf field.
  • Supervised techs, delegated duties to PTAs and designed exercise programs in an outpatient private practice with aquatic therapy.
  • Contracted) Land and aquatic therapy treating chronic pain and a variety of disabilities/injuries.
  • Treated patients with vestibular techniques, aquatic therapy, modalities, and progressive exercise.

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31. Sports Injuries
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Here's how Sports Injuries is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Provide physical therapy services for a wide range of patients including primarily orthopedics and adult neurological and geriatrics, and sports injuries
  • Provided outpatient physical therapy for general orthopedic patients, sports injuries, industrial injuries, and neurological patients.
  • Administered physician prescribed treatments to patients recovering from sports injuries.
  • Treated patients for all physical therapy needs as well as those with sports injuries by offering rehabilitation, conditioning and training.
  • Provide a well-rounded treatment approach to patients with orthopedic conditions, sports injuries, and patients dealing with pelvic floor dysfunction.
  • Evaluate and treat orthopedic and sports injuries in a home/gym setting; develop comprehensive treatment programs specific to patients' needs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Worked with acute sports injuries, chronic injuries, and postoperative patients.
  • Treated a variety of sports injuries and orthopedic conditions.
  • Volunteered at a physical therapy rehabilitation center Organized and assisted patients recovering from surgeries and sports injuries with physical therapy.
  • Designed protocols and treated wide-ranging on-field and off-field sports injuries Performed preventive and rehabilitative taping for players with chronic injuries
  • General outpatient ortho; work-related injuries, dance/sports injuries, post-surgical.
  • Performed physical therapy evaluations and treatments on patients with various kinds of musculoskeletal complaints including sports injuries and pre/post-operative rehabilitation.
  • Worked with outpatient cliental from sports injuries to neuromuscular diagnoses to post-op sx.
  • Average daily caseload: 10 - 12 Cases Handled: Neuro-muscular, orthopaedic, cardio-respiratory, Sports Injuries and Geriatric patients.

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32. Functional Abilities
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Here's how Functional Abilities is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kindred Transitional Care and Rehab - Milwaukee, WI - Examined functional abilities of short/long-term geriatric residents at a 473-bed SNF.
  • Evaluated and assessed patients to establish treatment plans and measurable goals to promote restoration of functional abilities and decrease pain.
  • Evaluated and assessed patients to establish measurable goals to promote restoration of functional abilities in the acute care setting.
  • Performed diagnostic and prognostic examination to evaluate muscle, nerve, joint and 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
  • Provided high quality, compassionate care helping patients to maximize their functional abilities.
  • Performed exams to evaluate muscle, nerve, joint and functional abilities.
  • 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.
  • Determine functional abilities and establishing accurate diagnosis for individual patient.
  • Worked on ACL repair and meniscectomies to aid patients to restore their functional abilities.
  • Utilized modalities as needed such as Diathermy, Omnistim, and Ultrasound Conducted precise assessments of patient condition and functional abilities.

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33. Chronic Illnesses
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  • Evaluated and treated children and adults with acute, and chronic illnesses and injuries.
  • Provided homecare to home bound patients with chronic illnesses, post-surgical & with neurological deficits.
  • Tended to patients with chronic illnesses Documented resident records on daily flow sheets.
  • Home Health setting treating patients with decreased functional mobility due to acute surgeries, acute/chronic illnesses, and/or progressive deconditioning.

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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.
  • Administer therapeutic exercises, instruct in functional activities, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, therapeutic massage, gait and transfer training.
  • Instruct, motivate, safeguard, or assist patients practicing exercises or functional activities, under direction of medical staff.
  • 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.
  • Skilled in a variety of manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercise programs, modalities, and functional activities in order to
  • 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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35. Assistive Devices
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Here's how Assistive Devices is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • 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.
  • Evaluate the functioning of adaptive/assistive devices.
  • Provide patient education for Proper Back Mechanics, joint protection techniques, energy conservation, and correct/safe use of Assistive Devices.
  • 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.
  • Helped instruct patients in using orthopedic braces and assistive devices.
  • Fitted patients with wheelchair and/or proper assistive devices.
  • Identify patient's needs regarding assistive devices, orthotic and referral to prosthetic evaluation.
  • Teach patients the safe use of assistive devices, wheelchairs, and prosthetic/orthotic devices.
  • Trained patients in the use of wheelchairs, assistive devices, and prosthetic/orthotic devices.
  • Order Dual Medical Equipments/ Assistive Devices prior to discharge from therapy program.
  • educate the patients to use assistive devices and prevent other complications.
  • Trained patients and caregivers with fittings and adjustment of orthotic braces, prosthesis assistive devices and wheelchair management.
  • Planned and administered therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular reeducation and modalities including training in safe use of assistive devices and wheelchairs.
  • Coordinate with vendors, orthotist, and prosthetists to provide necessary assistive devices, orthotics or prostheses.
  • follow with wheelchair or walker, retrieve assistive devices, etc.)

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36. Health Setting
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Here's how Health Setting is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Worked as a staff physical therapist at various sites around the country in acute inpatient, outpatient and home health settings.
  • Manage complex adult & geriatric caseload including transitional care, long-term care, outpatient, and home health settings.
  • Provided physical therapy evaluations and treatment to the community of Rockford in a home health setting.
  • Provide physical therapy services in outpatient, inpatient, skilled nursing facility and home 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.
  • Evaluated and treated in inpatient rehab, outpatient, and home health settings.
  • Performed evaluation, treatment, and discharge of patients in a home health setting
  • Worked in a home health setting with a wide variety of patients.
  • Conduct accurate and thorough evaluation of patients in a home health setting.
  • Serve geriatric and post-surgical patient populations in the home health setting.
  • Provided physical therapy treatments in assisted living and home health settings.
  • Perform extensive patient evaluation and treatment in home health settings.
  • Evaluated and treated patients in the home health setting.
  • Skilled Nursing Home and Home Health Settings
  • Evaluated and recommended appropriate DMEs for patients in Acute, Rehab, Outpatient setting, and Home Health settings.
  • Work with children birth to 18 with various genetic, neurologic, and orthopedic impairments in Home Health setting.
  • Provided skilled physical therapy services in a home health setting at Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento, CA
  • Functioned as a prn therapist in the home health setting.
  • Provided direct patient care for full time caseload in a early childhood-home health setting.

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37. POC
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Here's how POC is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Evaluate and develop a POC for a variety of patients in the acute care setting with a focus on neurological patients.
  • Communicate with case managers, nursing staff and physicians regarding patient POC, progress, discharge requirements and safety at home.
  • Provided effective evaluation, treatment and established POC for patients with various diagnoses on an inpatient rehab unit
  • Performed evaluations, developed POC, progressed POC, developed continued care programs, and supervised staff.
  • Performed evaluations, developed POC, advanced POC, developed continued care plans, supervised staff.
  • Perform SOC, PT evaluations, re-assessments and establish appropriate POC for optimal patient care.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary plan of care meetings as part of POC updates and/or discharge planning.
  • Determine appropriate POC and goals for patients with a range of medical diagnoses and impairments.
  • Supervised PTA and their implementation of POC's to clients within the caseload.
  • Supervised PTA and discussed POC, progress and documentation guidelines.
  • Treat patients according to their primary therapist's POC.
  • Monitor dates the Plan of Care if PT or PTA is missing and send the POC to Doctors.
  • Evaluate, develop plan of care (POC), and treat employees at Eli Lilly and Co.
  • Performed evaluations, developed POC, progressed POC, developed HEPs, supervised therapy staff Accomplishments Fast-paced outpatient clinic.
  • Home care physical therapist responsible for agency admissions, physical therapy evaluation and POC development, oversight of PTAs
  • Conduct evaluation, develop POC, establish goals Educate patient and family on safety and importance of PT
  • Perform evaluations, complete visits, and determine POCs for patients in a skilled nursing setting
  • Determine PT POC, supervise PTAs, and manage facility schedule.
  • Perform weekly reviews of patient POCs to ensure Medicare compliance.
  • Perform Pediatric Evaluations for all levels of Autism Spectrum Develop POC, Recommend other disciplines as needed Perform individualized treatment plans

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38. Multiple Sclerosis
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Here's how Multiple Sclerosis is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Evaluated and treated in-patients and out-patients with various conditions such as CVA, Multiple Sclerosis, and S/P THA.
  • Attended training Workshop of Physio- Occupational Therapy to deal with Multiple Sclerosis Patients on 18th December 2010, Mumbai.
  • 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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39. Restore Function
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Here's how Restore Function is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Use of an evidence based practices to help restore function in patients primarily suffering from non-operative and post-operative orthopedic injuries.
  • 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.
  • Customized treatment plans were designed to restore function, increase strength, restore range of motion and alleviate pain.
  • Provided treatment with a view to limit or prevent permanent disabilities, improve mobility and restore function.
  • Perform PT interventions to restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and promote general health.
  • 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.
  • Treat patients to relieve pain and/or develop or restore function to reach maximum independence.
  • Assisted patients with physical movements to help restore function and lessen pain and disability.
  • Treated patients to help restore function, alleviate pain, and prevent disabilities.
  • Restore function for patients and decrease disabilities following disease or injury.
  • Worked in the ICU to restore functionality of critically ill patients.
  • Help restore function to prevent or limit disability of patients.
  • Worked one-on-one to help restore function and reduce pain.
  • Restore function for patients and prevent disabilities.
  • Plan and conduct physical therapy programs to restore function, prevent disability, and help patients reach maximum level of function.
  • Applied modalities of exercise, mobilization, manipulation to restore function, improve mobility, and decrease pain.

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40. Injury Prevention
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Here's how Injury Prevention is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Utilized Laser treatment for pain management Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.
  • Designed and presented health and fitness education workshops highlighting physical activity, nutrition, injury prevention and rehabilitation.
  • 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.
  • Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.
  • Provided patient education on 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.
  • Serve as a current member of the Golf Performance team and the P4 ACL Injury Prevention Program.
  • Developed injury prevention protocols for the US Freestyle Kayak Team and international GoPro extreme sports team.
  • Lectured multiple times to local businesses about work-place injuries, ergonomics, and injury prevention.
  • Evaluated and treated a wide range of conditions, including injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.
  • Think First at New York City Schools Spinal Cord and Brain Injury prevention.
  • Instructed hospitals new employees in body mechanics training and injury prevention.
  • Assisted in developing injury prevention program for youth climbers.
  • Participated in bi-weekly, new employee orientation - instructing on appropriate work-site injury prevention techniques.
  • Implemented injury prevention screening program Instructor for Summer Intensive Strengthening & Injury Prevention sessions Provided treatment of ballet injuries
  • Performed Functional Movement Screens in conjunction with the Willowbrook Volleyball Club to provide screening tools for injury prevention.

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41. Pediatrics
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Here's how Pediatrics is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Provided PT evaluation and treatment on the General medicine/ Medicine ICU/ Pediatrics/ Neurology units
  • Experience in acute care, home health, long term rehabilitation, workers compensation, outpatient rehab, and pediatrics.
  • Handled care of all specialties in outpatient services such as orthopedic, neurological, pediatrics, and wound care.
  • Provided physical therapy services for acute care, pediatrics, outpatient, skilled and home health patients.
  • Worked all areas of the acute hospital setting with the absence of pediatrics which was not available.
  • 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.
  • Staff physical therapist acute care, outpatient, pediatrics, cardiac rehab
  • Worked outpatient setting for pediatrics 12 hours per week.
  • Work with a variety of patients including pediatrics and geriatrics with disorders including neurological, vestibular, and orthopedic based diagnoses.
  • Evaluated and treated outpatient populations ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics Supervised 2 technicians and one physical therapist assistant
  • Integrated Wellness - Albuquerque, NM Currently, I am the only PT treating Pediatrics, also working with Outpatient Orthopedics.
  • Evaluate and treat patients with a variety of diagnoses including Orthopedics/Sports Medicine, Neurological, Pediatrics, and Geriatrics.
  • Worked for various companies providing physical therapy in acute care, homecare, skilled nursing facilities, and pediatrics.
  • Offered specialized treatments including cranial sacral, women's health, pediatrics, aquatic therapy, and neurological
  • Evaluated and treated a wide range of conditions within pediatrics from birth to twenty-one years old.
  • Treated Pediatrics, Adult Ortho and DD Waiver patients.
  • Worked at Critical Care Unit, Pediatrics, General Medicine, Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Exercise Therapy and Electro Therapy departments.
  • Contract Physical Therapist Current contract SNF Previous contract Pediatrics in a school setting

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42. 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.
  • Collaborated with occupational therapists, speech pathologists, nursing staff, social workers, and patients as well as their families
  • Communicate with other personnel such as case managers or social workers for DC planning and recommendations for acute care patients.
  • Supervised support staff and students and worked and communicated with physicians, social workers, nurses, and other therapists.
  • Facilitate communication with families, social workers, nursing, support staff, physicians and make appropriate referrals as necessary.
  • Discharge recommendations were written in the evaluation notes so they were accessible to the Case Managers and Social Workers.
  • 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.
  • Assisted the physicians, nursing staff, and social workers in planning and decision making for patient discharge.
  • Coordinated comprehensive care plans with nurses, occupational & speech therapists, social workers and home health aides.
  • 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 regularly with patients' social workers and families regarding discharge plans.
  • Direct Collaboration with Physicians o Member of the Oncology Committee, meeting with Physicians, Nursing staff and Social Workers.
  • Collaborated with skilled nursing, occupational therapists, speech therapists and social workers to coordinate ideal patient care.
  • Consult with physicians, nurses, social workers and other healthcare workers as part of discharge planning.
  • Co-treated with OT and coordinated care with social workers, physicians, nurses and other medical staff.
  • Collaborated with case managers and social workers to determine discharge location and equipment the patient might need.
  • Communicate with doctors, nurses, social workers and case managers Coordinate care with other disciplines.
  • Work closely with MD's, OT's, social workers, aides, and other specialists in the clinics.

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43. 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.
  • Assisted in the management of the therapy department tracking weekly minutes for MDS and participating in UR and D/C planning meetings.
  • Assisted rehab director with her duties in her absence for billing, scheduling, payroll and MDS RUG level assignments.
  • Lead PT for SNF unit during two month rotations each year which included completing MDS reports and attending SNF rounds.
  • Provide comprehensive assessment of each resident's functional capabilities through timely MDS (minimum Data Set) 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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MDS, RUG Classification and HCFA documentation.
  • Completed MDS 2.0, MDS 3.0, and Medicare evaluations.
  • Utilize Rehab Optima and update the MDS 3.0.
  • Maintained up-to-date MDS care plans and assessments.
  • Well versed in the Medicare MDS system.
  • Utilized PPS, MDS and Medicare guidelines
  • Have a thorough knowledge of MDS, PPS, CMI and other insurances.
  • Communicated with MDs and other medical professionals concerning patient status, progress and continued services.
  • Collaborated and networked with orthopedic surgeons and MDs for referral sources.
  • Participated in weekly grand rounds with MDs regarding patient status.
  • Communicated with MDs, RPT and other medical professionals.
  • Coordinate with Rehab MDs for referral of patients.
  • Worked closely with OTs, STs, Neuropsychologists, and MDs to determine and achieve realistic goals.

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44. 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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45. Special Needs
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Here's how Special Needs 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.
  • 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.
  • Provided Physical Therapy services for special needs preschool and school-age students ages 3 - 21 within home and school settings.
  • Customized conventional PT techniques to meet the special needs of the individual student and their educational needs.
  • Lecture Speaker - Topic: Physical Fitness and Wellness for Children and Adolescents With Special Needs.
  • Excelled in ability to customize/adapt conventional PT techniques to meet the special needs of individual patients.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Customized/adapted conventional PT techniques to meet the special needs of individual patients.
  • Organized and conducted support group for parents of special needs children.
  • Evaluate and treat students with special needs under the IDEA act
  • Assisted a school PT in helping students with special needs.
  • Treated a wide variety of special needs children.
  • Performed interventions for kids with special needs
  • Excelled in ability to customize / adapt conventional physical therapy technique to meet the special needs of individual patient.
  • Delivered inservices and trained nursing staff on special needs and requirements of patients to maintain optimal level of function.

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46. Balance Training
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Here's how Balance Training is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Utilized exercise, gait training, balance training, and patient education to assist patients in meeting treatment goals.
  • Started a balance training program based off my thesis on gait and balance disorders.
  • Used different interventions with gait training, balance training, Bed mobility training.
  • 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.
  • Performed treatments including therapeutic exercise, gait training, balance training, STM and other manualtherapies, neuromuscular re-education, etc.
  • Balance Dysfunction Implications for Geriatric and Rehabilitation Function Stabilization Training Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Training 1.

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47. IEP
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Here's how IEP is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Provided skilled physical therapy intervention with each individual child as necessary per IEP.
  • Performed IEP and discussed strength and weaknesses of the patients progress with the case manager and the patient's family members.
  • Complete visit notes, charges and nine week progress reports, as well as, participate in IEP meetings
  • Conducted and contributed to IEP meetings to set goals and individualize my students education.
  • Helped to carry out and prepare IEP programs in collaboration with teachers.
  • Conducted IEP annual meetings as well as participated in administrative duties.
  • Communicate with classroom staff as well as the entire IEP Team.
  • Conducted and participated in IEP meetings.
  • Participated in development of IEP's.
  • Develop IEP goals and PLEP.
  • Develop and implement direct and consultative physical therapy treatment Testing and evaluation with written and oral reports including development of the IEP
  • Developed and implemented Individual Educational Programs (IEPs) for students with developmental disabilities
  • Attend and participate in IEP related meetings and weekly staff meetings to collaborate with all team members on goals and objectives.
  • Participated in needs assessment/domain meetings, IEP meetings, and assisted in developing students' IEP's.
  • Experience with IEPdirect, 504 programming, SRBI and Kinney Associates (Medicare billing).
  • Assisted in generating clinical documents including evaluation reports, reports of progress, and IEPs.
  • Provide physical therapy services per student IEPs.
  • Develop and update goals on IEP,s.
  • Evaluate and treat patients in the school setting IEP and annual review assessments Coordinate with other services and teachers
  • Developed and updated goals on IEP,s and IFSP,s Participated in Team meetings.

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48. 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 for patient evaluations.
  • 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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49. Cold Packs
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Here's how Cold Packs is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Greeted patients, administered heating/cold packs, scheduled appointments, phone conversations with patients, laundry, supervised patients during exercises.
  • Assist physical therapist with patients in exam rooms with placing stimulation pads on patients and placing heat/cold packs.
  • Applied hot and cold packs on patients and provided general patient care while maintaining patient safety.
  • Provided routine treatments, such as hydrotherapy, hot and cold packs, and paraffin bath.
  • Post injection treatment which includes taping, cold packs and muscle release if required.
  • Applied Ultrasound and Electrical Muscle Stimulation, also Hot/Cold packs on patients.
  • Prepare, retrieve, and return hot packs/cold packs for treatments.
  • Created and applied hot and cold packs for patients when appropriate.
  • Applied hot and cold packs to patients during electrical stimulation.
  • Prepare cold packs for the therapists to use on patients.
  • Prepare and place heat and cold packs on patients.
  • Prepare hot and cold packs for patients.
  • Applied cold packs/bands to patients.
  • Provided help to the clients during their visits to therapist Administered hot and cold packs, measured blood pressure, hydrotherapy exercise
  • Prepared cold packs for patients, put back equipment in their respective places, and maintained a clean facility EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
  • Placed hot and cold packs and electric stimulus pads, as needed, onto patients' injured areas.Maintained office.
  • Cleaned and disinfected treatment tables and exercise equipment Administered Patient care such as ultrasounds, heat and cold Packs.
  • Use of modalities including hot/cold packs and electric stimulation.
  • Operated Tens units, H-Wave, heat packs cold packs, pool therapy, and DRX 9000 machine.
  • Assist the Physical Therapist to set up patients for different treatment modalities such as Electro- stimulation, Ultrasound, Hot/Cold packs.

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50. Quality Care
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Here's how Quality Care is used in Physical Therapist jobs:
  • Supervised qualified Physical Therapist assistants and Aides offering encouragement and guidance aimed at providing high level of quality care.
  • Served as Clinical Instructor liaison for educational affiliations and provided staff education for the delivery of quality care.
  • Developed individualized written treatment programs based on evidence based research, to provide quality care to patient population.
  • Provided quality care for a variety of Orthopedic patients in fast paced environment
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team to support quality care and timely discharge.
  • Well-established, reputable orthopedic and sports medicine clinic emphasizing quality care.
  • Time management skills to maintain productivity standards while providing quality care.
  • Maintained open communication with a multidisciplinary team to ensure quality care.
  • Work together with physicians, nurses, case managers, interdisciplinary team members, and insurances to provide quality care.
  • Coordinate and assist physical therapist to supervised students interns in the clinic, to maintain quality care and management.
  • Supervised Physical Therapy Assistants developing a joined caseload to provide the best quality care for the patients.
  • Utilize evidence base practice test and measures in accordance with APTA guidelines to ensure high quality care.
  • Meet the patient's goals and needs and provide quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations.
  • Attend team meetings to ensure the best quality care for our patients.
  • Provide quality care by assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results.
  • Provided quality care in outpatient, inpatient, and SNF.
  • Provided quality care to patients within all settings.
  • Worked together in a integrative team setting providing high quality care with emphasis on productivity and efficiency.
  • Delivered quality care by effectively communicating with patients, family members,physical therapist and physician.
  • Provide high quality care in order to achieve maximal functional strength followed by a home exercise program to maintain the functional gains

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20 Most Common Skills For A Physical Therapist

Physical Therapy

25.9%

Occupational Therapy

20.8%

Patient Care

9.6%

Treatment Plans

8.0%

Rehab

5.3%

Clinical Staff

5.0%

Facility

4.6%

Acute Care

3.1%

Manual Therapy Techniques

2.4%

Medical Records

1.9%

Orthopedic Conditions

1.8%

Ultrasound

1.7%

SNF

1.5%

PTA

1.3%

Outpatient Orthopedic Setting

1.3%

CVA

1.3%

Crisis Intervention

1.2%

Orthopedics

1.2%

Neurology

1.1%

Traumatic Brain Injury

1.1%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Physical Therapist

Rank Skill
1 Physical Therapy 21.8%
2 Occupational Therapy 17.5%
3 Patient Care 8.1%
4 Treatment Plans 6.8%
5 Rehab 4.4%
6 Clinical Staff 4.2%
7 Facility 3.9%
8 Acute Care 2.6%
9 Manual Therapy Techniques 2.0%
10 Medical Records 1.6%
11 Orthopedic Conditions 1.5%
12 Ultrasound 1.5%
13 SNF 1.2%
14 PTA 1.1%
15 Outpatient Orthopedic Setting 1.1%
16 CVA 1.1%
17 Crisis Intervention 1.0%
18 Orthopedics 1.0%
19 Neurology 0.9%
20 Traumatic Brain Injury 0.9%
21 Gait Training 0.9%
22 Initial Evaluations 0.9%
23 Parkinson 0.9%
24 Electrical Stimulation 0.8%
25 ICU 0.8%
26 Cerebral Palsy 0.8%
27 Spinal Cord Injury 0.8%
28 Functional Mobility 0.6%
29 Joint Replacements 0.6%
30 Aquatic Therapy 0.6%
31 Sports Injuries 0.5%
32 Functional Abilities 0.5%
33 Chronic Illnesses 0.5%
34 Functional Activities 0.5%
35 Assistive Devices 0.5%
36 Health Setting 0.5%
37 POC 0.4%
38 Multiple Sclerosis 0.4%
39 Restore Function 0.4%
40 Injury Prevention 0.4%
41 Pediatrics 0.4%
42 Social Workers 0.4%
43 MDS 0.4%
44 Alleviate Pain 0.4%
45 Special Needs 0.3%
46 Balance Training 0.3%
47 IEP 0.3%
48 Prognostic Exams 0.3%
49 Cold Packs 0.3%
50 Quality Care 0.3%
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