Physical Therapy Technician supports the Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants to plan and implement patient care. Physical therapy technicians provide administrative support and assist with assessing patients. They manage inventory and maintain equipment, and they often help receive incoming patients, record and stock inventory, and schedule appointments and treatments. Technicians are also in charge of cleaning equipment, washing linens, and performing clerical tasks.
Physical therapist skills include both soft and hard skills. This includes the ability to communicate information, listen actively, communicate verbally and in writing, and explain things with ease. Physical therapists must establish and foster relationships with patients as they help patients move through tough exercises. They must also be able to empathize with their patients to know how they are feeling and reacting to treatments. The educational requirement of a physical therapist technician is an associate's or bachelor's degree in physical therapy or kinesiology. Physical therapy technician makes an average salary of $69,890 per year.