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Top 50 Physical Therapy Technician Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Physical Therapy Technician. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Physical Therapy Technician resumes they appeared on. For example, 13.0% of Physical Therapy Technician resumes contained Patient Care as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Physical Therapy Technician actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Physical Therapy Technician

1. Patient Care
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Here's how Patient Care is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Communicated to therapists on patient performance, condition and participation during delegated patient care activities.
  • Assisted Physical Therapists with patient care including exercise implementation and progression.
  • Provided ultimate patient care and organized patient appointments.
  • Complied with APTA guidance in documentation, patient care and safety practices with high patient load in small team environment.
  • Assist with daily clinical duties; including patient care, scheduling, and paper work.
  • Assist Therapist with all patient care to include exercise regimen per Physical Therapist order.
  • Established a rapport with patients and delivered the best quality individualized patient care.
  • Used problem solving skills to ensure and quality patient care is received.
  • Helped the physical therapists enhance the quality of patient care.
  • Assisted staff physical therapists in patient care.
  • Maintained premium patient care at all times.
  • Assisted Physical Therapist with patient care duties.
  • Collaborated effectively with a team of healthcare professionals to ensure maximum patient care and outcome oriented rehabilitation.
  • Assisted director of physical therapy and physical therapist assistants in patient care and modalities.
  • provided detailed status reports to therapist on patient progress, contacted doctors and other medical professionals concerning patient care and progress.
  • Assisted with patient care by set up/clean up of treatment booths, instructed therapeutic exercise, reception work (i.e.
  • Assisted Physical Therapists with patient care, transfers, exercises and additional duties as assigned.
  • Assisted therapist with patient care including exercise, modalities, and job capability testing.
  • Assisted in the implementation of exercise plans and patient education -Operated therapeutic modalities for patient care
  • Assist with patient care, dictation for PTs, Creating flow sheets and exercise handouts, assisted with use of modalities

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2. Occupational Therapists
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Here's how Occupational Therapists is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Worked with a team of 12 physical therapists and occupational therapists specialized in orthopedic, pediatric, and neurological rehabilitation.
  • Prepared daily schedules of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Pathologists within the adult inpatient therapy department.
  • Aided physical and occupational therapists in the hospital with patients -Organized and ordered supplies -Cleaned equipment
  • Assisted Physical and Occupational Therapists with an intense exercise regime in an inpatient rehabilitation setting.
  • Work closely with Physical and Occupational Therapists in communicating patient's observations and gestures.
  • Consult or coordinate with other rehabilitative professionals including physical and occupational therapists.
  • Assisted Physical and Occupational Therapists with various exercises and patient transport.
  • Assist Occupational Therapists with splinting and fabrication of adaptive equipment.
  • Assisted physical and occupational therapists in acute, hospital setting.
  • Assisted occupational therapists with conduction of Functional Capacity Evaluations.
  • Assisted physical and occupational therapists with patient evaluations.
  • Supported physical therapists and occupational therapists.
  • Coordinate treatment plans with 14 other physical and occupational therapists to provide treatment to upwards of 140 patients in a day.
  • Monitored 3 - 12 patients per hour during therapy visits and assisted Physical and Occupational Therapists in various activities.
  • Assisted physical and occupational therapists with patient care, filing and chart auditing, maintained cleanliness of treatment area.
  • Assisted physical and occupational therapists with patient exercises and led group exercise circles.
  • Assist Physical/Occupational Therapists with patient transfers, ambulation, and gait.
  • Maintained schedules for Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapists.
  • Monitor patients as they exercised, setup different modalities as directed by physical and occupational therapists.
  • Assisted Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists in providing care Assisted patients through prescribed rehabilitation plans.

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3. Ultrasound
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Here's how Ultrasound is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Assisted PT's in rehabilitating patients and familiarized with certain medical and therapeutic equipment (Electric Stimulation and Ultrasound)
  • Performed ultrasound treatment and electrical muscle stimulation on patients, responsible for treatment facility upkeep and maintenance.
  • Helped patients with therapeutic exercise, neurological rehabilitative exercise, and therapeutic ultrasound *Assisted the physical therapist
  • Experience using various medical equipment including electric stimulation, traction and ultrasound machines.
  • Assisted patients with their exercises, performed ultrasound therapy and scheduled appointments
  • Perform electric stimulation and ultrasound as directed by Physical Therapist.
  • Observed physical therapist administer manual therapy and perform ultrasounds.
  • Prepared and cleaned treatment equipment, therapy work area and performed ultrasounds, provided patients with heat and cold pack stimulation.
  • Perform therapy ultrasounds as well as assistance with hot and cold therapeutics put on electric stimulation pads.
  • Experience with Cervical Traction machine, ultrasound machine and exercise equipment.
  • Applied ultrasound on injured areas and helped physical therapists with treatments.
  • Operated ultrasound machine on affected areas for patients.
  • Perform ultrasound treatment on patients.
  • Implemented exercise program with patients Administered ultrasounds and electronic stimulation to patients
  • Applied modalities to patients (ice, heat, ultrasound, STEM) as prescribed by the physical therapist.
  • Assist with patient treatment including: vitals, heat treatment, cold treatment, ultrasounds, and electrical stimulators.
  • Experienced in using equipment such as electro-stimulation units, Ultrasound machine, and various exercise equipment.
  • Preformed modalities such as ultrasound.
  • Instruct and assist patients through their exercise programs -Perform ultrasounds -Schedule appointments, calculate charges, type therapists' notes
  • Perform ultrasounds and laser therapy Provide rehabilitation exercise instruction Conduct employee hiring and training Order medical supplies Employee scheduling

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4. Electrical Stimulation
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Here's how Electrical Stimulation is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Administered ultrasound, electrical stimulation and mechanical traction, according to specific parameters set by the therapist.
  • Performed electrical stimulation on affected areas for patients in pain.
  • Assist Physical Therapists with daily tasks such as leading patients through exercise therapy and preparing them for ultrasound or electrical stimulation.
  • Provide paraffin baths, electrical stimulation, moist heat packs and muscle manipulation under the guidance of physical therapist.
  • Administered electrical stimulation, helped patients exercise and whatever other treatments may be called for by the therapist.
  • Implemented exercise prescriptions, assisted with electrical stimulation, ultra sound, and clerical duties.
  • Perform ultrasound and electrical stimulation on prescribed patients in order to improve their symptoms.
  • Administered therapeutic modalities such as ultrasounds, electrical stimulation, hot/cold packs.
  • Performed neuromuscular electrical stimulation and ultrasounds.
  • Use of modalities such as hot packs, cold packs, electrical stimulation, therapeutic ultrasound, whirlpool and paraffin.
  • Administer pain relief modalities such as heat, ice, ultrasounds, and electrical stimulation to patients.
  • Administered electrical modality treatments such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and hot and cold packs.
  • Apply modalities, such as electrical stimulation, ultra sound, and cervical traction.
  • Administer patients' modalities (electrical stimulation, ultrasound, traction, CPM).
  • Aided with modalities for clients which included: electrical stimulation and ultrasound.
  • Assist with the application of cryotherapy, hydrocollator packs, set up of electrical stimulation, paraffin, and hydrotherapy.
  • Assisted in providing various treatment modalities such as ultrasound, iontophoresis, heat/cold therapy, and electrical stimulation.
  • Assist patients with stretches, exercises, ultrasounds and electrical stimulation Opening and closing clinic Edited patient therapy notes
  • Apply modalities including hot packs, cold packs, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and iontophoresis.
  • Set up and performed treatment modalities on patients such as electrical stimulation and traction !

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5. Physical Therapy
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Here's how Physical Therapy is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Provided recommendations regarding the hiring of new sports medicine and physical therapy technicians and assisted directors with technician performance evaluations.
  • Manage inventory by anticipating needed physical therapy supplies and placing, expediting, and receiving orders.
  • Prepared, arranged and maintained office and physical therapy equipment.
  • Provided patient centered care for treatments and physical therapy interventions.
  • Assisted physical therapist with aquatic physical therapy.
  • Assisted patients with physical therapy exercises.
  • Confer with physical therapy staff and others to discuss and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, and coordinating treatment.
  • Guided patients through aquatic physical therapy sessions, manual therapy, balance therapy, and hand therapy.
  • Job duties included the provision of physical therapy services under the direction of a licensed physical therapist.
  • Worked 30 hours a week as a physical therapy technician in an orthopedic outpatient physical therapy clinic.
  • Worked with patients to provide physical therapy such as ambulation and strengthening exercises.
  • Assisted physical therapist and physical therapy assistants with their treatment plan of care.
  • Assist therapists by helping patients learn and perform physical therapy exercises.
  • Coordinated treatment plans with other physical therapy and medical staff.
  • Aided and assisted physical therapy treatment with patients.
  • Prepared patients for physical therapy treatment by welcoming, comforting, providing and/or assisting patient into physical therapy apparel or apertures.
  • Served as the sports medicine and physical therapy technician representative during company meetings and community service projects.
  • Acted as liaison between insurance companies and patients Scheduled appointments for physical therapy
  • Administered physical therapy exercises (In-patient and out-patient care) Organized and managed workout equipment Maintained a clean environment for patient care
  • Assisted physical therapist with patient interventions (modalities and therapeutic exercise) Gained interpersonal skills and exposure to physical therapy practice

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6. Scheduling Appointments
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Here's how Scheduling Appointments is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Helped the administration desk scheduling appointments and answering phones to relay patient information to Therapists.
  • Worked and assisted in the front office with various paperwork, scheduling appointments, filing, answering the phone etc.
  • Assist with office paperwork through signing in patients, scheduling appointments, receiving payments, and filing data for patients.
  • Assisted front desk with clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, file preparations, and answering phone calls.
  • Assist in answering the telephones, directing calls documenting messages, scheduling appointments and answering therapy related questions.
  • Assisted therapists with patient care as needed and through scheduling appointments, answering phones, and filing charts.
  • Assisted the workforce with patient check-in, scheduling appointments, and insurance authorizations.
  • Coordinated patient care by scheduling appointments, answering telephones, and collecting co-pays.
  • Served as an office assistant answering phones and scheduling appointments.
  • Gathered new patient information and created charts Front desk work including answering phones, collecting co-pays, filing charts, scheduling appointments
  • Utilized WebPT to organize patient information including flow sheets, files, and scheduling appointments.
  • Maintain clinic setting Clerical duties such as answering the telephone and scheduling appointments.
  • Assist patients with physical therapy, administrative responsibilities (answering phones, taking payments, scheduling appointments, etic.
  • Assisted therapists with patient care including exercises and modalities Front desk tasks such as answering the phone and scheduling appointments
  • Preformed Physical Therapy on patients Scheduling appointments Completed patient reports for billing Assisted Management with audits Updated computer records as needed

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7. Front Desk
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Here's how Front Desk is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Assisted with front desk responsibilities: filing, answering phones, scheduling patient appointments, and receiving co-payments.
  • Managed front desk, phones, scheduling, online assessments, paperwork, filing and supply ordering.
  • Back desk and front desk duties (scheduling, supply ordering, billing, etc.)
  • Completed Front Desk computer tasks of scheduling, receiving calls, filing, and writing.
  • Perform front desk duties including scheduling patients, monitoring insurance authorization, and answering phones.
  • Assisted other techs and filled in for front desk clerical duties and needed.
  • Front desk duties; co-pays, new patient intake, scheduling, etc.
  • Assist front desk receptionists with any work they need help with.
  • Provided initial processing and front desk responsibilities for all patients.
  • Front desk office duties, assisting patients with exercises, cleaning
  • Filled in at a front desk position when needed.
  • Assisted front desk with all requested administrative tasks.
  • Trained new staff in front desk operations.
  • Assisted with front desk responsibilities as needed.
  • Cover the front desk when needed.
  • Coordinated front desk work flow.
  • Aided in front desk duties including insurance verification, collection of copayments, insurance billing, and telephone duty.
  • Instructed clients to perform proper strength and stretching techniques Helped front desk with paperwork and filing
  • Front Desk Maintain an inventory of vacancies reservations and room assignments.
  • Assist front desk with Scheduling and answering phones.

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8. Treatment Plans
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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Develop individualized fitness and physical treatment plans for a new residential chemical dependence treatment center.
  • Evaluated and formulated treatment plans from referrals according to patient goal and rehabilitation protocols.
  • Followed rehabilitation and treatment plans to accelerate patient recovery; minimize pain, discomfort, and optimize patient outcomes.
  • Help to develop treatment plans, assist in training sessions, and organize daily schedules for patient rehabilitation.
  • Modified treatment plans when patient's status changed within the parameters provided by the physical therapist.
  • Provided treatment plans for patients who suffer from various sport injuries, disabilities, and diseases.
  • Instructed and motivated patients to comply with treatment plans to accelerate the healing process.
  • Supported the Physical Therapist and Sports Medicine Doctor in carrying out patient treatment plans.
  • Apply and adjust electrical stimulation and anodyne as part of patient treatment plans.
  • Document examination results, treatment plans, and patients' outcomes.
  • Brief patients and family members of treatment plans before Therapist arrives.
  • Assisted doctor in carrying out treatment plans for rehabilitation of patients.
  • Read patient treatment plans and educated patients regarding treatment plans.
  • Assisted in treatment plans to over 75 patients a day.
  • Assisted in treatment plans for over 50 patients a day.
  • Assisted in design of patient exercise programs and treatment plans.
  • Used SOAP Notes to document progress and treatment plans.
  • Assisted physical therapists with treatment plans.
  • Initiated physical therapy treatment plans and modalities outlined by the physical therapy team.
  • Triaged appointments as needed -Documented new patients' intake, progress, home-program treatment plans and other forms for intra-/extra-agency personnel.

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9. Treatment Areas
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Here's how Treatment Areas is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Supported physical therapy care delivery by preparing treatment areas and patient equipment and materials.
  • Prepared treatment areas, assisted with therapeutic exercise, cleaned and maintained equipment/facility.
  • Help patients move, keep treatment areas organized and clean, assist patients with light exercises and record progress.
  • Maintained a clean and sanitized environment in the clinic; laundering linens and preparing treatment areas.
  • Transport patients to and from treatment areas, lifting and transferring them according to positioning requirements.
  • Help patients move to and from treatment areas with the use of wheelchairs and other devices.
  • Clean and maintain treatment areas and equipment, order, and arrange supplies as well.
  • Transport patients to and from treatment areas, using wheelchairs or providing standing support.
  • Secure patients into and from treatment areas, using wheelchairs of providing standing support.
  • Manage patient flow through the evaluation and treatment areas of the therapy facility.
  • Assist physical therapist in the treatment of patients, and prepare treatment areas.
  • Set up, cleaned and disinfected patient treatment areas and equipment.
  • Assisted patients with limited mobility to and from the treatment areas.
  • Transport patients to and from treatment areas.
  • Cleaned treatment areas after patient appointments.
  • Maintained clean and organized treatment areas.
  • Keep treatment areas clean and stocked.
  • Transport patients to/from treatment areas.
  • Maintain treatment areas and equipment.
  • Prepare treatment areas and modality equipment for use.

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10. Manual Therapeutic Exercises
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Here's how Manual Therapeutic Exercises is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Administer active and passive manual therapeutic exercises.
  • Administer active or passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, or heat, light, sound or water.
  • Administered active and passive manual therapeutic exercises and heat, lumbar/cervical contractions, water, and ultra sound treatments.
  • Administer active and passive manual therapeutic exercises Perform therapeutic massages using heat and light
  • Administered active or passive manual therapeutic exercises, heat and electrical modality treatments.
  • Administer manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, and modality treatments.
  • Administered active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, specializing in electrotherapy.
  • instructed and administered active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, heat, ultrasound, and electrical modalities.

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11. Insurance Companies
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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Assisted single physical therapist with management of neurological patient population and acted as a liaison between medical professionals and insurance companies
  • Performed front desk duties including scheduling patients and communicating with insurance companies and patients regarding their coverage benefits.
  • Performed functional capacity evaluations under guidance of physical therapist and reports to doctors and insurance companies.
  • Worked with insurance companies for benefits and coverage information prior to patients physical therapy appointments.
  • Completed appeal letters to insurance companies requesting additional visits and/or payment.
  • Verify benefits and coverage for patients within various insurance companies.
  • Scheduled and obtained authorization for treatment from insurance companies.
  • Contacted insurance companies to verify coverage and authorization.
  • Called insurance companies to verify coverage.
  • Front office work: dealing with insurance companies, communicating with referring physician's offices, and scheduling patients.
  • General office duties such as answer phone calls, collect payments, communicate with doctors and insurance companies.
  • Communicated with doctor s offices, insurance companies, and patients to effectively schedule appointments.
  • Secured insurance authorizations, orders supplies, billed insurance companies and patients.
  • Help in managing phone calls from medical offices and insurance companies.
  • Call insurance companies to find patient benefits and follow-up on claims.
  • Verified and created claim numbers by communicating with various insurance companies.
  • Acted as a liaison for office to insurance companies.
  • Excelled in communication with patients and insurance companies.
  • Developed evaluations with case managers and insurance companies for new patient coverage Executed new marketing campaign to promote brand/logo recognition
  • Evaluated and updated patient EMR * Organized patient scheduling and billing * Communicated with patient insurance companies concerning benefits and coverage

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12. Customer Service
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Here's how Customer Service is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Supported the physical therapy care delivery by preparing treatment areas and patient customer service.
  • Performed customer services functions such as co-pay collection and appointment scheduling.
  • Deliver excellent customer service by displaying compassion and concern.
  • Provided patient care and customer service while tracking all medical charges and materials management in hospital's computer based charging system.
  • Provide customer service, answering phones, scheduling patients, preparing paperwork, filing charts, any extra work requested.
  • Set up patient rooms (Ultrasound, ASYTM, Traction) Schedule Appointments, Cleaning, Customer Service
  • Accepted patients payments, made invoices, fax, copies, and provided great customer service.
  • Provided outstanding customer service and interacted with patients to ensure their needs were met.
  • Managed all aspects of administrative, customer service, and front desk duties.
  • Showed effective customer service by using strong listening skills and quick resolutions.
  • Provided excellent customer service for both phone and walk in traffic.
  • Provided excellent customer service to the patients and their families.
  • Fast paced customer service, working with multiple patients simultaneously.
  • Received an Exceptional Customer Service Award in March 2012**
  • Provide excellent customer service and patient care.
  • Provide excellent customer service to all patients.
  • Assist patients in rehabilitation Provide professional customer service
  • Clean and maintain the facility Deliver effective customer service.
  • Received an "Above and Beyond" award in 2014 for excellent patient care and customer service.
  • Scheduled appointments for the Physical Therapist Assisted patients and the Physical Therapist Maintained confidential patient records Customer Service

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13. Phone Calls
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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Assisted office manager with phone calls and retrieving patient information
  • Fulfilled office and clerical duties, such as ordering supplies, answering phone calls, taking appointments and verifying insurance benefits.
  • Answer and direct incoming phone calls to the appropriate party and takes messages if party is not present at that time.
  • Perform clerical tasks such as scheduling and answering phone calls to ensure a steady influx of patients.
  • Performed front desk work such as setting up appointments, making phone calls, and filing charts.
  • Answer, screen and forward and incoming phone calls while providing basic information when needed.
  • Assisted the front desk with answering phone calls and scheduling patients for their next appointments.
  • Answered phone calls, scheduled appointments, and verified insurance coverage.
  • Answer phone calls, fax messages, and schedule patient appointments.
  • Scheduled appointments, phone calls, and patient education Familiarized with MOMS
  • Greeted patients, answered incoming phone calls, and collected co-payments.
  • Maintain exercise equipment, clean facility, cover phone calls.
  • Answered phone calls and delivered messages to appropriate staff members.
  • Arranged patient schedules and assisted in answering phone calls.
  • Answer phone calls coming into Medicare wing.
  • Answer phone calls and schedule appointments.
  • Answer telephone calls as needed.
  • General office duties Front desk duties (scheduling, phone calls, directing visitors, preparing patient charts, etc)
  • Assisted the administrative staff with answering phone calls, scheduling patients' appointments, and verifying referrals from ordering physicians.
  • Answer phone calls Schedule patient Provide treatments to patients Organize patient charts Collect copayments

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14. Functional Activities
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Here's how Functional Activities is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Instructed, motivated, safeguarded and assisted patients practicing exercises and functional activities under the direction of a license practitioner.
  • Motivated, instructed, and assisted patients through exercises and functional activities under the supervision of physical therapists
  • Instructed, motivated and assisted patients with non-manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities and daily-living activities.
  • Assist patients with exercises and functional activities under supervision of the therapists/licensed personnel.
  • Developed effective treatment schedules Assisted patients during therapeutic exercises and functional activities.
  • Safeguarded and assisted patients as they practiced exercises and functional activities.
  • Educated and assisted patients practicing exercises and functional activities.
  • Assisted patients in physical exercise and functional activities.
  • Assist in implementing treatment plans for patients with chronic pain by instructing and assisting patients on exercises and functional activities.
  • Administer post therapy activities and exercises that include ambulation, transfer, therapeutic exercises, functional activities and whirlpool.
  • Instruct, motivate, and assist patients with safe exercises or functional activities, under direction of Physical Therapist.
  • Instruct, motivate, safeguard and assist patients practicing exercises and functional activities, under direction of medical staff.
  • Abetted patients in learning to improve functional activities such as ambulation, transfers and daily-living activities.
  • Help patients perform functional activities more effectively and improve the quality of their lives.
  • Instructed, motivated, safeguarded, and assisted patients practicing exercises and functional activities.
  • Instruct, motivate and assist patients while they are practicing exercises and functional activities.
  • Job Description- Assist patients with functional activities.
  • Motivated and assisted patient to perform nonmanual exercises and ambulatory functional activities.
  • Instruct, motivate, safeguard, or assit patients practicing exercises or functional activities.
  • Safeguard, motivate, and assist patients with exercises and functional activities 4.

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16. Medical Records
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Here's how Medical Records is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Corresponded with outside medical staff regarding the required physician signatures for treatment and retrieval of medical records.
  • Coordinated admission processes and prepared medical records and agreement packets.
  • Updated and organization of confidential patient medical records.
  • Assisted with medical records and billing documentation.
  • Managed administrative duties to include: Maintaining Medical Records, Scheduling Appointments, Patient Processing, Billing and Bookkeeping.
  • Promoted from Medical Records Clerk (4/97-2/98) due to exceptional position knowledge and coordination capabilities.
  • Front desk, customer service, scanning medical records, data entry, and appointment setting
  • Supervised tech staff, patient relations by phone, filing and copying medical records.
  • Supervised clinical staff and performed administrative duties, medical records, and bookkeeping.
  • Assisted front office with filing, medical records copying, and backup switchboard.
  • Assisted in the transit from paper to partial electronic medical records.
  • Keep track of test results and update patient medical records.
  • Make copies and file medical records in patient charts.
  • Prepare patients charts Gather and send medical records.
  • Documented patient response to treatment in medical records.
  • Process medical records requests for active patients.
  • Review patient medical records and scheduling.
  • Filed and updated patient medical records Recorded billing information and input into computer system.
  • Aided in the rehabilitation of patients Office assistance including securing medical records
  • Process and maintain medical records which include reviewing, analyzing, coding, abstracting and compiling or extracting medical records data.

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17. Exam Rooms
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Here's how Exam Rooms is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Maintained hospital-level cleanliness in all exam rooms.
  • Ensured the cleanliness, sanitation and maintenance of all facilities, exam rooms and equipment.
  • Maintained clean and organized reception area, rehab gym and exam rooms.
  • Straighten and organize exam rooms after each patient.

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18. Proper USE
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Here's how Proper USE is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Demonstrate and monitor proper use of exercise equipment pertaining to individual therapy needs.
  • Demonstrated and monitored exercise routines and proper use of equipment.
  • Prepare patients for physical therapy treatment by welcoming, comforting, and demonstrating proper use of equipment and exercise routines.
  • Assisted therapist in teaching patients proper use of wheelchairs, braces, canes, crutches, and prosthetic devices.
  • Learned how to instruct patients on proper use of orthopedic braced and supportive devices such as canes.
  • Demonstrated and instructed patients through exercises to encourage the proper use of equipment and technique.
  • Assist PT's with educating patients with proper use of equipment and exercise routines.
  • Demonstrated proper use of exercise equipment and technique of exercise before patient use.
  • Demonstrate proper use of all equipment and tools prior to patient use.
  • Set patients up on and instruct patients on proper use of equipment.
  • Educated patients by demonstrating proper use of equipment and exercise routines.
  • Educated and demonstrated the proper use of exercise equipment and techniques.
  • Train patients on proper use of equipment before being discharged.
  • Instructed patients in proper use of medical and exercise equipment
  • Educated patients on proper use of equipment.
  • Assisted patients with therapeutic exercises under direction of Physical Therapist Educated patients by demonstrating proper use of equipment and exercise routines.
  • Position: Physical Therapy Tech: Assisted and educated patients by demonstrating proper use of equipment and exercise routines.
  • Educate patients on proper use of modalities and bracing.
  • Prepare patient for Physical Therapy treatment Demonstrating proper use of equipment Maintains safe and clean working environment Maintains physical therapy supplies inventory
  • Educated patients by demonstrating proper use of equipment and exercise Alicia S.Smalls, BExSc, MPH, MS routines.

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Here's how Heat Packs is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Administered electrical muscle stimulation, moist heat packs and whirlpool therapy
  • Administer standard therapy agents like heat packs, cold packs, Electrical Stimulation Therapy, Ultrasound Therapy, and Light Therapy.
  • Assisted patients with treatments by applying heat packs, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, or ice when needed.
  • Helped treat patients by applying heat packs, electrical stimulation, ultra-sounds, and exercise techniques as instructed.
  • Assisted patience with exercises, ultrasounds, tens unit, cold/moist heat packs.
  • Assist therapist with patients, prepares Lumbar and Cervical heat packs.
  • Assisted the Physical Therapy Department with all treatments and performed manyindependent treatments such as ice and heat packs treatment.
  • Performed various modalities on patients such as ultrasounds, electrical stimulation, heat packs, cold packs, etc.
  • Provided scheduling, home exercise programs, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and ice/heat packs for patients.
  • Provided patients with ultrasounds, ice/heat packs, and transdermal electrical nerve stimulation.

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Here's how Group Therapy Sessions is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Participated in patient transfers and helped guide group therapy sessions.
  • Prepared treatment areas including sanitizing equipment and instruments * Assisted in group therapy sessions for hip arthroplasty patients.

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Utilized administrative roles such as scheduling, faxing, record retrieval, data entry and handling the inbound/outbound phone calls.
  • Performed clerical duties, such as word processing, data entry, answering phones and filing.
  • Answer phone calls, faxing, scanning, data entry & making copies of patient records.
  • Performed front-office operations such as, insurance verification, scheduling, and data entry.
  • Scheduled and created new patient charts and maintained data entry for new patients.
  • Completed daily reports, data entry, and set up new patient accounts.
  • Aided patients on their road to recovery - Customer service/ Data Entry / Billing
  • Perform data entry of progress and function of the patients.
  • Answered phones, scheduled patients and data entry.
  • Completed data entry for all clients.
  • Utilize Casamba Medical EMR software for patient scheduling, data entry, payroll processing, prepare daily progress reports and charting.
  • Included patient care, customer relations, and data entry.
  • Charge entry,data entry and statistical reports.
  • Assisted therapists in treatment modalities Data entry and management
  • Teach and monitor patient exercise program *Filing, patient scheduling and data entry *Assist Physical Therapist with any operations and patient care
  • Supervised office staff and training new personnel * Scheduled appointments, pulled charts * Performed data entry, using Windows.
  • Assisted in creating specific exercise programs for patients Involved in training new employees Some insurance verification and data entry experience.
  • Offered administrative support, including data entry, recordkeeping, scheduling, and multi-line telephone reception.
  • Verify patient insurance benefits Data entry Launder towels, pillow cases, shirts, and shorts.
  • Performed Data Entry in hospital system "Clinician View" updating patient records for tracking and billing purposes.

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22. E-Stim
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Here's how E-Stim is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Administered various duties such as ultrasound, e-stimulation, and monitored patient exercises.
  • Administer E-stimulation and ultrasound modality treatments to patients.
  • Conducted Ultrasounds and E-Stims, which were used as the main types of deep tissue massage therapy and pain relief treatments.
  • Assisted PT's and PTA's with patient exercise and treatments (provided e-stim, thermal agents).
  • Performed E-stim and ultrasound, and applied both hot and cold packs on patients.
  • Provide patient treatments such as ultrasound and e-stim.
  • Assisted patients with ultrasound and E-Stim.
  • Performed ultrasound messages w/without E-stim.
  • Assist the therapist with activities regarding patient care (i.e e-stim, iontophoresis, etc.)
  • Directed patient exercise, applied patient treatment modalities (thermal agents, e-stim, ultrasound).
  • Administer safely and effectively therapeutic modalities such as heat, ice, e-stim, and ultrasound.
  • Administered modalities to patients such as E-Stim, ultrasound, and spinal traction.
  • Performed therapeutic modalities including ultra-sound, E-stim, ice, and heat.
  • Help treat patients by applying cryotherapy, moist heat treatment and e-stim.
  • Assisted with ultrasound, e-stim, inversion, and vibrational therapies
  • Performed Ultrasound, E-Stim, Traction and Iontophoresis.
  • Run modalities such as ultrasound and e-stim.
  • Directed patients through PT designed exercise programs including aquatic exercise Performed modalities including ultrasound and e-stim under the instruction of therapist
  • Assist patients in an outpatient clinic with rehab programs Open, close, clean- up duties Operate ultrasound, e-stim machines
  • Perform ultra-sound, iontophoresis, e-stim, biofeedback, soft-tissue massage and other modalities under the therapist's supervision.

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23. Occupational Therapy
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Here's how Occupational Therapy is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Assisted professional staff with Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy treatments to a varied age population.
  • Assisted professional staff with Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy treatments.
  • Assisted in occupational therapy of patients.
  • Assisted in the management of 35 staff members in the Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy Departments.
  • Worked with a wide range of patients including occupational therapy patients, disabled patients and sports injury patients.
  • Assisted with industrial rehab candidates, occupational therapy patients, neurological/ stroke patients and special needs children.
  • Assisted with pediatric physical therapy sessions, as well as assisted with speech and occupational therapy.
  • Assisted Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy staff in providing care at a TCU and a Rehab unit
  • Assisted with the treatment of patients in both inpatient and outpatient physical and occupational therapy
  • Ambulate and transport patients to and from Physical and Occupational Therapy within facility.
  • Experience with occupational therapy - BTE equipment.
  • Front office coordinator and appointment setter for physical therapy, occupational therapy and kinesiotherapy for the physical medicine and rehabilitation department.
  • Assigned to treat physical occupational therapy patients using rehabilitation exercises and modalities.
  • Assist Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy team with rehabilitating patients in outpatient duties Perform clinical procedures Provide guidance and training to new staff members

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24. Gait Training
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Here's how Gait Training is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Assisted patients with therapeutic exercises and gait training under Physical Therapist supervision.
  • Assisted Physical Therapists with implementing Therapeutic Exercises, Gait Training, Transfer Training, Stair Training, Stretching, etc.
  • Worked under the direction of the therapist to administer therapeutic exercises, therapeutic activities, and gait training.
  • Perform therapeutic procedures to include paraffin baths, hydrotherapy, mat exercises, gait training and weight training.
  • Provide range of motion, gait training, transfers and therapeutic exercises for patients under therapist supervision.
  • Assisted with patient treatment, heavy blanket lifts, gait training instruction, hip or knee exercises.
  • Work on the patient's mat exercises, gait training and weight training.
  • Assist patients in gait training, strengthening exercises, and proper stretching techniques.
  • Assist therapist to do Therapeutic exercise with the patient like gait training.
  • Assisted patients with therapeutic exercises, gait training, and function mobility.
  • Assisted patients with weight training, water exercises and gait training.
  • Provided patients with gait training following a CVA.
  • Assist with gait training and stair climbing.
  • Assisted Physical Therapists with gait training.
  • Assisted with ambulation and gait training.
  • Performed and assisted in gait training.
  • Administered therapeutic exercises, measuring mobility, Tinetti, circumference, gait training.
  • Performed fitting and gait training of various assistive ambulatory devices
  • Assisted with gait training, range of motion exercises, heat therapies, wound debridement, and whirlpool therapies.
  • Performed ultra sound and moist heat therapy Performed gait training

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25. Rehabilitation Exercises
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Here's how Rehabilitation Exercises is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Motivated patients to succeed by overseeing rehabilitation exercises/routines
  • Assisted patients in performing rehabilitation exercises on the equipment; ensured safety and equipment use guidelines are followed.
  • Motivated and encouraged patients to complete rehabilitation exercises during appointments and at home.
  • Demonstrated and supervised patients on the proper technique for rehabilitation exercises.
  • Assisted physical therapist in patient care and rehabilitation exercises.
  • Aided patients in rehabilitation exercises and followed set routines.
  • Worked closely with patients to complete rehabilitation exercises.
  • Train and supervise patients on rehabilitation exercises.
  • Assisted patients with rehabilitation exercises.
  • Instruct and demonstrate rehabilitation exercises.
  • Transported patients to treatment stations, assisted with rehabilitation exercises, evaluated patients' progress, and performed ultrasound treatments.
  • Instruct and advise in rehabilitation exercises under the guidance of a DPT.
  • Provided patients with highest quality professionalism and physical care * Provided patients with appointments and rehabilitation exercises.
  • Shadowed physical therapist * Helped patients with basic rehabilitation exercises
  • Directed patients through rehabilitation exercises Applied STEM and ice to patients
  • Assist physical therapy patients with rehabilitation exercises and procedures including local hypothermia and hyperthermia, ultrasound, electrical stimulation and iontophoresis.
  • Assisted in patient care dealing with rehabilitation exercises Assisted therapists in the clinic as needed Maintained a clean and orderly facility
  • Shadowed physical therapist Helped patients with basic rehabilitation exercises Made recommendations to patients to foster improvement
  • Assisted physical therapists with therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation exercises Maintenance of patient records Cleaning and upkeep of rehabilitation areas and equipment
  • Observed the work of certified DPTs Developed further understanding of rehabilitation exercises Expanded interpersonal skill through working one-on-one with patients

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26. Massage Therapy
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Here's how Massage Therapy is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Provide patient care, including massage therapy, ultrasound, hot/cold therapy, ESTIM, hydrotherapy, assist patients with stretches/exercise.
  • Assisted with therapeutic procedures such as electrical stimulation, paraffin bath, ultrasound therapy, and massage therapy.
  • Developed and established a massage therapy program to patients that increase cash revenue for the clinic.
  • Gained hands on experience in massage therapy under a licensed massage therapist and Physical Therapist.
  • Massage therapy using therapeutic techniques, assisted and manual stretching.
  • Started a massage therapy program for hospital employees.
  • Assisted patients with exercise and massage therapy.
  • Massage Therapy and gym aide to patients.
  • Volunteered with children and adult inpatient units teaching physical therapy workouts Performed ultra sound, ice, and massage therapy Professional Affiliations/Certifications
  • Performed several massage therapy techniques including myofascial release.
  • Provided therapy such as heat packs, Rom excercises, ultra sound, massage therapy, assisted with walking.
  • Performed ESTIM, Massage Therapy, Ultrasound Therapy and other modalities.
  • heat treatments and cryotherapy; ultrasound treatments; massage therapy protocols

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27. Cold Packs
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Here's how Cold Packs is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Administered hot and cold packs as directed by the physical therapists/physical therapist assistant.
  • Walk patients through exercises, give ultrasounds, and apply electrical stimulation and heat pads or cold packs.
  • Set patients up for electric stimulation, hot/cold packs, traction, whirlpool treatments, and more.
  • Administer therapeutic hot packs, cold packs, and electrical stimulation treatments for patients with various injuries.
  • Applied hot and cold packs to patients, preformed ambulation, cleaning, and stocking.
  • Prepare hot packs, cold packs, and towels for patients.
  • Prepared cervical and lumbar hot and cold packs per treatment plan.
  • Assisted in physical exams, applied hot/cold packs.
  • Set patients up with hot or cold packs.
  • Assisted in getting hot/cold packs prepared for patients.
  • Applied heat/cold packs when needed.
  • Assisted in patient modalities including hot and cold packs, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, laser treatment, and whirlpool.
  • Trained in setting up lumbar and cervical traction, hot and cold packs, electrical stimulation and ultrasounds.
  • Set patients up on modalities such as electric stimulation, ultrasounds, hot packs, and cold packs.
  • Assist with administering therapeutic exercises, and modality treatments, such as hot and cold packs.
  • Performed therapeutic modalities such as providing moist heat and cold packs to site of injury Performed ultrasounds and electrical stimulation.
  • Applied Therapeutic Modalities such as ultrasound, heat and cold packs, phonophoresis, and electrical stimulation.
  • Administered modalities including, hot/cold packs, E-stem, massages, traction and iontophoresis therapy.
  • Perform modalities (ultrasound, Stim, heat and cold packs.)
  • Administer modalities such as Ultrasound Treatment, Interferential Current, Russian Stimulation, Vasopneumatic Compression, and Heating/Cold Packs.

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28. Hot Packs
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Here's how Hot Packs is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Administered therapeutic hot packs, cold packs and personally handled various electrical stimulation treatments.
  • Administered hot packs, electrical stimulation and directed therapeutic exercises.
  • Prepared cold and hot packs for patients and performed light laundry and sanitation to ensure safety for each patient.
  • Administered ultrasounds, hot packs, whirlpool, traction, and electric stimulation to patients of all ages.
  • Prepared and/or applied hot packs, electric stimulation, cold packs, Game Ready system, and ultrasound.
  • Assisted PT with ice/hot packs, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, massage, and evaluation questions
  • Assisted the PT with ice/hot packs, electrical stimulation, and aquatics therapy
  • Treated patients by applying cold/hot packs, E-stem, and Ultra Sound.
  • Applied hot packs and cold packs on patients.
  • included applying hot packs, electrical stimulation, massage, ultrasound, cervical and pelvic traction.
  • Prepared iontophoresis patches, gave cervical and/or lumbar hot packs to clients.
  • Assist clinicians with set up of hot packs, ultrasound, electrical stim, mechanical traction, and monitor therapeutic exercise
  • Set up modalities such as hot packs, cold pneumatic compression, paraffin wax, and iontophoresis.
  • Job Scheduling Hot packs/ Cold Packs Ultrasound
  • Greeted patients...Then set them up for therapy..using electrical stimulation..along with hot packs..then follow up with an exercise plan.Other duties.
  • Set patients up on hot packs Maintain patient charts Schedule appointments Follow up with patients Handle Workers Comp claims, Pre Auth

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29. Disinfect Equipment
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Here's how Disinfect Equipment is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Disinfect equipment after treatment to maintain an aseptic environment.
  • Organize office and sanitize examination rooms, disinfect equipment
  • Helped to keep work area clean and disinfect equipment after treatments.
  • Clean and organize work area and disinfect equipment after treatment.
  • Disinfect equipment, and change linens after each treatment.
  • Clean and organize and disinfect equipment.
  • Lead patients through exercise programsCorrect patients' exercise form and techniqueClean and organize work area and disinfect equipment after treatment

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30. Motion Exercises
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Here's how Motion Exercises is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Led daily group therapy sessions consisting of standard range-of-motion exercises.
  • Monitored and guided patients through various range-of-motion exercises.
  • Directed patients in prescribed range of motion exercises and in the use of braces or artificial limbs.
  • Directed patients in prescribed range of motion exercises, and assisted in post therapy recovery treatment.
  • Assist patients with range for motion exercises.
  • Administered simple range of motion exercises.
  • Performed daily patient care: Clothing, transferring, and range of motion exercises Charted, organized and detailed health documentation
  • Help perform passive and assistive range of motion exercises with patients.

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31. Vital Signs
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Here's how Vital Signs is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Instruct patients on body mechanics for work related activities such as lifting, squatting, transferring and checking for vital signs.
  • Measure patient's range-of-joint motion, body parts, or vital signs to determine effects of treatments or for patient evaluations.
  • Worked directly with patients conducting vital signs, ordering labs, booking follow-ups and counseling patients on health risk factors.
  • Assisted in donning/doffing TLSO braces, managing lines/tubes in the ICU, and monitoring/reporting patient vital signs during therapy.
  • Check vital signs, administer prescribed medication, assess for and report any changes to supervisor immediately.
  • Collect patient specimens and data, including vital signs, input/output and other delegated measurements.
  • Answer multiple phone lines, vital signs, charting, schedule and re-schedule all appointments.
  • Interviewed patients to obtain medical information, weight and height measurements and vital signs.
  • Pull Daily charts for all incoming patients and take vital signs on patient.
  • Monitored vital signs of patients while motivating them during their exercises.
  • Monitored vital signs, such as blood pressure and pulse.
  • Measure patients' range of motion and vital signs.
  • Take vital signs, copy and file patients charts.
  • Take and record vital signs if needed.
  • Monitored vital signs and responses to exercise.
  • Greet patients and take their vital signs.
  • Conduct Chest Percussive Therapy Oversee Patient Interventional Exercise Treatments Monitor patient vital signs during treatments Assist therapists with physical therapy treatments
  • Measured patient's' range-of motion, and vital signs to determine effects of treatments.
  • Set up modalities and obtained patient vital signs when needed Operated the AutoAmbulator that allowed patients with neurological conditions to walk
  • Demonstrated proficiency in taking patient medical histories and vital signs Skills Used Bilingual (Spanish/English) Vital Signs Patient Education

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32. Strengthening Techniques
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Here's how Strengthening Techniques is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Performed prescribed exercises and strengthening techniques provided by the physical therapists while interacting with patients in a busy environment.
  • Monitor patients while on exercise equipment and while performing prescribed exercises and strengthening techniques.
  • Assisted Physical Therapists in performing prescribed exercises and strengthening techniques.
  • Educated patients on prescribed exercises and strengthening techniques.
  • Performed prescribed exercises and strengthening techniques.
  • Help patients onto exercise equipment, monitor motion and performance of prescribed exercises and strengthening techniques.
  • Assist in treatment of patients by: performing prescribed exercises and strengthening techniques.
  • Assist patients with prescribed exercises and strengthening techniques.

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33. Direct Supervision
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Here's how Direct Supervision is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Provided indirect patient care and aided in directing therapeutic exercises and stretches under the direct supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.
  • Instructed, motivated, safeguarded and assisted patients practicing exercise and functional activities under direct supervision of a physical therapist.
  • Provide patients with a superior physical therapy experience under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
  • Assisted with patient care under the direct supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist/Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Perform patient activities under the direct supervision of licensed physical and occupational therapists.
  • Progressed patient exercises safely under the direct supervision of the physical therapist.
  • Provided exercises and care to patients under direct supervision of Physical therapist.
  • Performed physical therapy under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
  • Attended weekly Medicare meetings, assisted with treatments under direct supervision of a PT, Insurance verification, end of month billing
  • Assisted patients through exercise programs directed by the Physical Therapist with the direct supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.
  • Provide basic physical therapy in an in-patient setting under the direct supervision of a Physical Therapist/ PTA.
  • Assisted with treatments under direct supervision of a PT in busy fast paced environment, scheduling
  • Assisted in patient treatments under the direct supervision of licensed therapy staff in each setting.
  • Sequenced work in order of importance under indirect and direct supervision of Physicians.
  • Assist in patient care under the direct supervision of a DPT or PTA.
  • Assisted and treated patients under the direct supervision of a physical therapist.
  • Supervised patients during exercises under the direct supervision of the therapist.
  • Job description/responsibilities: Works under the direct supervision of a licensed physical/occupational/speech therapist and/or physical/occupational therapist assistant to perform therapeutic treatment.
  • Assisted with patient care including transfers, exercises instruction, and modality application under direct supervision of the supervising physical therapists.
  • Apply basic modalities with established patients under the direct supervision of the therapist.

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34. Patient Exercises
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Here's how Patient Exercises is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Assist Physical Therapist with patient exercises * Perform ultrasound therapy * Provide electrical stimulation therapy * Organize medical records * Insurance billing
  • Assisted therapist with patient exercises, ultrasound and electrical stimulation.
  • Assigned and monitored patient exercises.
  • Assisted physical therapists with multiple tasks including patient exercises, electric stimulation, ultrasound treatments, laser treatments, patient scheduling
  • Prepared hot/cold packs, traction, patient exercises, and hands on work as directed by Physical Therapist.
  • Helped out the Physical therapists, helped with patient exercises, learned a lot of different exercises.
  • Suggested increase in patient exercises, stretching or range of motion activities after comprehensive patient evaluation.
  • Assisted physical therapist with outpatient exercises in order to improve strength and endurance.
  • Track patient exercises to ensure better health and wellness.
  • Assist Physical Therapist on site with patient exercises.
  • Drafted and finalized memos of patient exercises.
  • Assisted physical therapist and physical therapy assistant with patient exercises and modalities in an outpatient office.
  • Assisted with Patient exercises *Perfomed massages *Performed ultrasounds *Performed DOT physicals *Answered phones and scheduled appointments
  • Assist Physical Therapists with patient exercises and modality treatments.
  • Provided manual therapy, administered therapeutic modalities, and supervised patient exercises in accordance to the plan of care.
  • Assisted Physical Therapists in treatment in outpatient setting, including patient exercises and modalities.
  • Helped with patient exercises and set up with modalaties.
  • Assist Physical Therapists in patient exercises Manage ordering of supplies for office Maintain cleanliness and laundry of facility
  • Instruct patient exercises * Administer selected modalities (heat, ice, muscle stim., ultrasound etc.)
  • Oversee patient exercises for therapy * Customize home exercises programs for patients * Set up electro stimulation

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35. Aquatic Therapy
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Here's how Aquatic Therapy is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Carried out aquatic therapy care plans and exercise regimens for mobility impaired residents.
  • Increased patient ambulation and independence through aquatic therapy.
  • Directed and assisted in aquatic therapy programs.
  • Demonstrate correct procedure to perform aquatic therapy.
  • Monitored and coached Aquatic Therapy Patients.
  • Conducted aquatic therapy through a structured class, geared towards fitness patrons suffering from chronic pain post therapy experience.
  • Provide treatment, administer aquatic therapy and therapeutic techniques specific to the age and condition of each patient.
  • Experience with the treatment of elderly patients in an aquatic therapy setting.
  • Assisted with the aquatic therapy program for wheelchair bound and stroke patients.
  • Participated in aquatic therapy sessions for patients with spinal cord injuries.
  • Experience with wound care, aquatic therapy, and rehab equipment usage
  • Supervised clients in aquatic therapy routines in the pools.
  • Started aquatic therapy program geared towards women's health.
  • Perform aquatic therapy with patients.
  • Lead aquatic therapy for patients.
  • Assist therapists with patient care treatment during exercises, modalities, and aquatic therapy treatment.
  • Assist physical therapists by utilizing various treatment modalities Supervise patients during exercise programs and aquatic therapy
  • Performed various therapeutic methods including: Electrotherapy Modalities, compression systems, Paraffin treatments, wound care, and Aquatic Therapy.
  • Instructed Aquatic Therapy sessions Administer under the direction of physical therapist modalities Instructed therapeutic exercises
  • Assist the Physical Therapist Helped patients walk and exercise Aquatic Therapy Clerical Work

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36. Proper Form
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Here's how Proper Form is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Assured that patients performed therapeutic exercises and activities with proper form with attention to stabilization and alignment.
  • Demonstrated proper form while using exercise equipment for rehabilitation during exercise routines.
  • Instructed and oversaw therapist-prescribed exercises, ensuring proper form, and made sure patients understood rationale behind each exercise.
  • Educated patients on body mechanics, proper form, and muscle activation by monitoring patients during therapeutic exercises.
  • Instruct patients on proper form, range of motion, and execution of doctor designed protocols.
  • Assist patients with understanding of exercises in addition to proper form, posture and exercise technique.
  • Assisted 15+ physical therapy patients per shift during exercise to ensure proper form and safety.
  • Job duties included but not limited to teaching out-patients proper form of exercises.
  • Ensured patient performed exercises using proper form to prevent further injury.
  • Watch patients for proper form and correct them as necessary.
  • Teach patients proper form and importance of body mechanics.
  • Perform prescribed exercises to demonstrate proper form to patients.
  • Educated patients on proper form and at-home therapeutic exercises.
  • Correct and demonstrate proper form for exercises.
  • Correct proper form of exercises when needed.
  • Assisted patients with exercises and proper form.
  • Work with Patients, making sure proper form and technique are used Gathered and prepared equipment for Physical Therapist
  • Guided patients through exercises, demonstrating proper form, monitoring patient's tolerance and performed modalities.
  • Assisted in evaluation of patients Created exercise plans and assessments of patients Ensure proper form and use of equipment
  • Monitored patients during exercise and equipment use to ensure proper form and safety !

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37. Daily Living
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Here's how Daily Living is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Assisted Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistants with exercise, and activities of daily living
  • Assisted patients with physical movements to help restore function and ability in performing the normal activities of daily living.
  • Assisted patients with daily living needs such as draining catheter bags and pushing wheel chairs to equipment areas.
  • Retrain clients in basic and advance activities of daily living skills (ADL's).
  • Trained and assisted clients with daily living skills, therapeutic recreation and community integration.
  • Aided Physical Therapists in assisting patients get back to activities of daily living post-surgery.
  • Assisted in therapeutic exercises for patients in need of activities of daily living.
  • Provided all daily living tasks to enhance quality of life for elderly patients.
  • Informed and educated patients in safety for active daily living and leisure activities.
  • Assist in gait training, activities of daily living, and exercises.
  • Job duties: Supervised and aided residence with activities of daily living.
  • Assist patients with dressing, eating and all activities of daily living.
  • Assisted patients with exercises, transfers, and activities of daily living.
  • Assisted patients with activities of daily living.
  • Help patients with daily living activities.
  • Trained with stroke victims to assist in activities of daily living to help enhance their ability of self independency.
  • Assisted residence with activites of daily living care and patient transfers.
  • Assist adult with their active daily living arrangement (i.e.
  • Directed group physical therapy sessions for a patients with a variety of medical diseases Helped patients perform Activities of Daily Living.

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38. Paraffin Dips
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Here's how Paraffin Dips is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Help treat patients by applying heat packs, electrical stimulation patches and paraffin dips.
  • Help treat patients by applying heat packs; paraffin dips and exercise equipment.

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Here's how IFC is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Assisted in patient care by performing US, ESTIM, IFC, CP/HP application, traction, and exercise programs.
  • Assist Physical Therapists when asked to perform ultrasound treatments, IFC treatments and gait training with patients when needed.
  • Experience with hands on techniques of IFC, US therapy, laser therapy, and ASTYM tools.
  • Aided with patient's exercises, performed ultrasound, IFC, cold and heat treatments.
  • Administered ultra sound, IFC, and traction.
  • Experience in E-Stem, ultrasound, IFC combo.
  • Conducted ice massages and worked IFC
  • Place IFC, tense, ice and heat on patients.
  • Administer modalities such as heat packs, ice, IFC, and on occasion ultrasound.
  • Assisted PT with taking patients through rehabilitation exercises and modalities such as IFC, ultrasound and iontophoresis.
  • Performed treatments such as ultrasound, Iontophoresis, and IFC.
  • Greeted and assisted patients Performed ultrasounds, IFC's Assisted in stretching, and exercises Checking and updating file charts
  • Experienced in preforming IFC, Ultrasound, Phonophresis, Iontophorisis, Traction and other various modalities and exercises.

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40. Blood Pressure
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Here's how Blood Pressure is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Conducted initial intakes, which included measuring vitals such as oxygen saturation, heart rate, and blood pressure.
  • Take and record patients' temperature, pulse and blood pressure, weight and height measurements.
  • Assisted injured patients with exercises including TENS Unit, blood pressure assessment, and ultrasound procedures.
  • Take vitals such as Blood Pressure, pulse rate, temperature, weight and height.
  • Obtain vitals, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and blood sugar readings if necessary.
  • Take and record blood pressure along with pulse and oxygen levels.
  • Recorded patient blood pressure prior to exercises.
  • Maintain a piece of equipment called Aquaciser Supervised patients/ Checked blood pressure

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41. Assistive Devices
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Here's how Assistive Devices is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Participated in the construction and modification of assistive devices and adaptive equipment.
  • Instruct patients in the use of assistive devices such as walking canes and orthopedic braces.
  • Educate patients and caregivers on home exercise programs and use of assistive devices.
  • Fabricate assistive devices and performs routine maintenance tasks.
  • Issued and adjusted assistive devices for mobility training.
  • Prepared treatment rooms and assisted patients with gait training and transfers, often requiring assistive devices and Hoyer lifts.
  • Provided modalities for various diagnoses & fitting of proper assistive devices.
  • use of walker and other assistive devices).

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42. Inpatient Rehabilitation
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Here's how Inpatient Rehabilitation is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Administered exercise programs approved by Physical Therapists in the Outpatient/ Inpatient Rehabilitation Centers.

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Here's how Hipaa is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Practiced patient confidentiality under the guidelines and regulations of HIPAA.
  • Maintained professionalism by adhering to HIPAA guidelines.
  • Maintained confidential information under HIPAA.
  • Practiced and ensured proper HIPAA protocol
  • Maintained the integrity of PHI as in line with United States Air Force policies and HIPAA laws.
  • Implemented several changes to increase adherence to HIPAA, patient safety, and overall workplace efficiency.
  • Maintain patients records in compliance with HIPAA.
  • Protected patient rights by promoting HIPAA regulations.
  • Escorted patients to examination rooms and prepared them for physical therapist evaluations.Ensured HIPAA compliance.
  • Administer patient care procedures - Understand patient needs - Ensure safe and comfortable environment - Understand and follow HIPAA protocol - Multitasking
  • Managed general office duties: Answered phones Making appointments Patient record keeping HIPAA compliance

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Here's how Ice Packs is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Assisted therapists with treatments, therapeutic ultrasounds, cleaning, providing ice packs to patients, and other duties as needed
  • Assist physical therapists with retrieving ice packs, heat packs, demonstrating and assisting with patients' exercises
  • Help treat patients by applying heat packs and ice packs.
  • Supply patients with heat and ice packs.
  • Administered modalities including ESTIM, Ultrasound, Electric Heating pads, and Ice packs under supervision of the Physical Therapist.
  • Prepared patients for the physical therapist, placing ice packs, and electrodes as needed Performed ultra sounds on scar tissue
  • Applied heat/ice packs, electrical stimulation therapy, and light therapy to injuries as directed by a Physical Therapist.
  • Applied modalities to patients, including heat packs, ice packs, electrical stimulation, and therapeutic ultrasound.
  • Set up heat pads, ice packs and electrode machines for patients and helped them perform their exercises.
  • Distribute treatments such as ultrasound, Hybresis, Dupel, and E-STIM to patients; Prepares heat/ice packs for patients.
  • Administer heat modalities such as paraffin wax and alternative heat sources along with cold modalities such as ice packs.
  • Administer ultrasound, Anodyne, E-Stim/NMES, heat/ice packs and Iontophoresis.
  • Assist patients through therapeutic exercises Provide stimulations, heat/ ice packs, and ultrasound Work with government documentation Assist physical therapist
  • Check rooms/clean Make Hot/Ice packs when needed Put equipment away Laundry Fill up hydroculator Assist patients with exercises

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45. CPR
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Here's how CPR is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Maintained BLS Instructor Certification and administered written and practical CPR examinations.
  • Teach and certify both professional and lay persons in the use of CPR per American Heart Association guidelines.
  • Help Therapist with exercising and walking of patients, CPR Certified, Assist Patients needs
  • Experienced in CPR, First Aid, AED, and Lifeguard skills for 6 years.
  • Certified staff in Basic Life Support, CPR and use of the AED.
  • Learned CPR and First Aid.
  • Certified in BLS (Basic Life Support) including CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation).
  • Train new staff Certified in CPR
  • Assist with CPR and Tracheas.
  • Transported patients to and from therapy sessions Assisted and performed patients physical therapy Assisted occupational therapists Maintained HIPAA and CPR certification

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46. Proper Technique
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  • Managed an outstanding number of patients simultaneously while assuring proper technique and progression post-orthopedic surgery.
  • Monitored patient exercise and progression and provided verbal/visual corrections for proper technique.
  • Demonstrated proper technique on exercise machines and therapeutic exercises.
  • Job Summary: Supervise the gym area and assist patients with exercises, while teaching proper technique and making corrections.
  • Provide guidance to the individual athletes, as well as, the coaches on proper techniques and prevention of injuries.
  • Prescribed corrective exercise as well as instructed, supervised, and evaluated patients on proper technique.
  • Work with athletes to ensure that exercises are performed with proper technique to maximize results.
  • Guided patients through the exercise portion of their treatments to ensure proper technique.
  • Educated patients in proper techniques and provided feedback to improve patient outcomes.
  • Educate athletes on proper technique for sports specific movements.
  • Instructed and educated patients on proper technique and skills.
  • Accompany patients through workouts while performing proper techniques.
  • Provide patient care to those performing rehabilitation programs by ensuring proper technique and applying modalities.
  • Instructed patients on proper techniques for therapy exercises Skilled in aquatic therapy exercises
  • Demonstrate proper technique when transferring participants from wheelchair to rollator.
  • Demonstrate to patients the proper technique to perform stretches * Instruct patients on the proper exercises to perform in aquatic therapy
  • Assist patients in physical exercises & demonstrate proper techniques Contact insurance companies to verify coverage, approve visits etc.

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47. Hippa
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Here's how Hippa is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Provided patient confidentiality while adhering to all HIPPA regulations and guidelines
  • Maintained patient confidentiality as directed by HIPPA.
  • Maintained patient confidentiality through HIPPA regulations.
  • Maintained a clean and safe work environment in compliance with OSHA and HIPPA regulations.
  • Maintained patients' charts and records according to HIPPA standards.
  • Conformed to state and federal regulations including HIPPA.
  • Assisted clients with HIPPA and compliance forms.
  • Followed HIPPA guidelines to uphold patient privacy.
  • Abided by all HIPPA laws.

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48. Gym Equipment
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Here's how Gym Equipment is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Followed instructions of physical therapist, reinforces patient's proper use of crutches, wheelchairs, walkers and limited gym equipment.
  • Instructed and motivated patients through exercise therapy program prescribed, while monitoring proper form and use of gym equipment.
  • Maintained a clean clinic by cleaning rooms, gym equipment, and therapy tools.
  • Assist patients with various exercises, including ambulation, stretching, gym equipment.
  • Assist patients with exercise protocol, gym equipment and exercise technique.
  • Instructed patients on use of gym equipment safety and techniques.
  • Worked with gym equipment as part of job
  • Cleaned and maintained gym equipment and mats.
  • Maintain gym equipment and prepare for each patient
  • Take patients through exercise routines, assist therapists when needed, mantaint gym equipment on floor.

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49. Safe Environment
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Here's how Safe Environment is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Performed regular equipment maintenance to ensure a healthy and safe environment.
  • Provide a safe environment for the patients to perform their exercises to the best of their abilities.
  • Provided a safe environment for patients to succeed in their treatment by assisting patients during strenuous exercises.
  • Cleaned and disinfected exercise equipment in order to keep a safe environment for patients.
  • Maintain a clean, organized, and safe environment for patients and therapist.
  • Maintained a sterile, clean, healthy and safe environment.
  • Maintained a safe environment for both patients and employees.
  • Preserved clean, healthy, and safe environment.
  • Start patients with soft tissue massage, heat or exercise at their appropriate appointment time.Maintain a clean and safe environment.
  • Assessed and managed follow-up plans including taking patients through a wellness program Created a safe environment for all patients.

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Here's how Clinical Staff is used in Physical Therapy Technician jobs:
  • Monitored the supply dispensing machines within the hospital to ensure supplies were readily available to clinical staff.
  • Served as a liaison between patients and clinical staff.
  • Assisted clinical staff with pre/post patient room set up.
  • Assisted clinical staff with physical therapy co-treatments including transfers, exercises, modalities, auto ambulator, and aquatic therapy.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Physical Therapy Technician

Patient Care

16.1%

Occupational Therapists

15.0%

Ultrasound

10.2%

Electrical Stimulation

7.5%

Physical Therapy

7.1%

Scheduling Appointments

6.7%

Front Desk

4.3%

Treatment Plans

4.2%

Treatment Areas

4.2%

Manual Therapeutic Exercises

3.9%

Insurance Companies

3.6%

Customer Service

2.4%

Phone Calls

2.3%

Functional Activities

2.3%

Crisis Intervention

2.3%

Medical Records

1.9%

Exam Rooms

1.8%

Proper USE

1.7%

Heat Packs

1.4%

Group Therapy Sessions

1.4%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Physical Therapy Technician

Rank Skill
1 Patient Care 13.0%
2 Occupational Therapists 12.1%
3 Ultrasound 8.2%
4 Electrical Stimulation 6.0%
5 Physical Therapy 5.7%
6 Scheduling Appointments 5.4%
7 Front Desk 3.4%
8 Treatment Plans 3.4%
9 Treatment Areas 3.4%
10 Manual Therapeutic Exercises 3.1%
11 Insurance Companies 2.9%
12 Customer Service 1.9%
13 Phone Calls 1.9%
14 Functional Activities 1.9%
15 Crisis Intervention 1.8%
16 Medical Records 1.5%
17 Exam Rooms 1.4%
18 Proper USE 1.3%
19 Heat Packs 1.1%
20 Group Therapy Sessions 1.1%
21 Data Entry 1.1%
22 E-Stim 1.1%
23 Occupational Therapy 1.1%
24 Gait Training 0.9%
25 Rehabilitation Exercises 0.9%
26 Massage Therapy 0.9%
27 Cold Packs 0.9%
28 Hot Packs 0.9%
29 Disinfect Equipment 0.8%
30 Motion Exercises 0.8%
31 Vital Signs 0.8%
32 Strengthening Techniques 0.7%
33 Direct Supervision 0.7%
34 Patient Exercises 0.7%
35 Aquatic Therapy 0.6%
36 Proper Form 0.6%
37 Daily Living 0.5%
38 Paraffin Dips 0.5%
39 IFC 0.5%
40 Blood Pressure 0.5%
41 Assistive Devices 0.5%
42 Inpatient Rehabilitation 0.4%
43 Hipaa 0.4%
44 Ice Packs 0.4%
45 CPR 0.4%
46 Proper Technique 0.4%
47 Hippa 0.4%
48 Gym Equipment 0.4%
49 Safe Environment 0.4%
50 Clinical Staff 0.4%
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