Top Staff Physical Therapy Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Staff Physical Therapy Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Staff Physical Therapy Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 33.6% of Staff Physical Therapy Assistant resumes contained Physical Therapy as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Staff Physical Therapy Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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

1. Physical Therapy

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Here's how Physical Therapy is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared patient for physical therapy treatment by welcoming, comforting, providing and/or assisting patient into physical therapy apparel or apertures.
  • Implemented administrative guidelines within the physical therapy department to meet legal and clinical standards for State and Federal funded programs.
  • Direct supervised physical therapy which included setting up mechanical cervical traction, joint mobilizations and administering electrical and thermal therapy.
  • Operated physical therapy equipment to aide doctor Conducted tens units and hydrotherapy; utilized massage chair with infrared technology.
  • Provide physical therapy to patients in the Physical Therapy Department under the vocational rehabilitation program of Regional Medical Center.
  • Maintain production objectives by noting current treatment trends; monitoring actual physical therapy services rendered to production objectives.
  • Provided outpatient physical therapy rehabilitation services to patients with orthopedic, post-surgical problems, chronic pain issues.
  • Performed Physical Therapy interventions at Riverside Care Center as ordered by the on duty Physical Therapist.
  • Assist doctor with physical therapy (ultrasound therapy, electrical stimulation, and spinal decompression therapy)
  • Provided skilled physical therapy services to patients with various orthopedic, neurological, and medical diagnoses.
  • Provided physical therapy to a geriatric population in a sub-acute rehabilitation and long term care setting.
  • Provided school pediatric physical therapy treatment services to children with developmental, neurological, and genetic disorders
  • Assisted physical therapist and physical therapy assistants in treatments for outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation programs.
  • Assisted chiropractor with physical therapy including ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and decompression traction.
  • Provided Physical Therapy procedures to patients with three to six concurrent active diagnoses effectively.
  • Provide physical therapy care to active duty service members under supervision of Physical Therapist.
  • Educated various office personnel in a variety of physical therapy theory and information.
  • Worked as a physical therapy assistant doing ultrasound, massage and physical rehabilitation.
  • Rendered basic physical therapy treatment and procedures as directed by the physical therapist.
  • Conducted supervised physical therapy with patients utilizing auto ambulatory and parallel bars.

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2. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Facilitated communication between Therapists, Physicians, and Therapist Assistants to ensure quality patient care.
  • Provided patient care for a variety of patients experiencing orthopedic and neurological issues.
  • Dedicated to professional development cultivated skills attending patient care conferences and staff in-services.
  • Ordered consumable materials as needed to maintain inventory for facilitation of patient care.
  • Participated in the development of programs necessary to achieve patient care objectives.
  • Worked directly with primary Physical Therapist to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Developed customized patient care plans, performed evaluations and therapy.
  • Communicated effectively with physician offices to ensure optimal patient care.
  • Communicated patient education to all involved in patient care.
  • Skilled nursing, orthopedic outpatient, neurological outpatient care.
  • Presented at Interdisciplinary Team meetings regarding patient care.
  • Participated in interdisciplinary patient care conferences.
  • Supervised and equipped technicians with the knowledge to perform tasks within the regulations of their jobs to provide quality patient care.
  • Provided Patient care for ventilator dependent patients, orthopedic, neurological, amputees, dementia, cardiac, trauma.
  • Job Summary: Provided patient care and assisted with the acquisition and procurement of $200K in equipment.
  • Assisted Physical Therapists in providing premium patient care for out patient clinic as a Travel Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • Communicate with physicians, nurses, related therapy providers, and case managers to provide total patient care.
  • Provide home patient care to 12-15 patients per week for a total of 30 visits per week.
  • Focus on patient care, plans, administration and instruction for overall patient care processes and procedures.
  • Perform all aspects of direct patient care including assisting with marketing, scheduling and meetings as needed.

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3. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Communicated with and instructed caregivers/family members on patient therapeutic activities or treatment plans during Inpatient rotation.
  • Worked collaboratively with Physical Therapist implementing custom treatment plans for patients of all demographics and conditions.
  • Conducted assessments and developed treatment plans for patients with varied orthopedic conditions with Physical Therapist
  • Implement and modify treatment plans with direction and approval of Registered Physical Therapist.
  • Assisted Doctor and Physical Therapist with preventive and post-operative treatment plans.
  • Designed comprehensive treatment plans for clients utilizing therapist professional findings.
  • Participated in initial patient assessment and development of treatment plans.
  • Assisted physical therapists in developing treatment plans.
  • Developed and implemented patient treatment plans.
  • Consult with supervising therapist regarding treatment plans when patients fail to progress towards goals or show adverse reactions to treatment.
  • Provide, implement, and document treatment plans over a variety of patient population within a Long Term Setting.
  • Modified treatments with respect to patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist.
  • Assisted patients with treatment exercises, prepared hot/cold packs, became familiar with various diagnoses and treatment plans.
  • Implement patient treatment plans as directed by a Physical Therapist in the Skilled Nursing and Out-patient settings.
  • Administered treatment plans and provide home instructional program to patient, family members, and/or caregivers.
  • Implemented effective treatment plans to restore, compensate, and/or adapt for loss of patient function.
  • Helped develop comprehensive treatment plans for individual patients, which included long and short-term goals.
  • Interacted with patients on a daily basis to write out and effectively communicate treatment plans.
  • Assisted in the development and modifications of treatment plans in accordance with patient status.
  • Implement complex goal oriented treatment plans for patients presenting a multiplicity of complex dysfunction.

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4. Rehab

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Here's how Rehab is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted directly with patient care and helped to determine rehabilitative strategies for physical and functional improvement of patient's physical condition.
  • Worked under the direction of physical therapists to provide treatment and rehabilitative services to patients who experienced disabling disease or injuries.
  • Perform after care sterilization, while recording progress of microscopic pathogens including cleaning and sterilizing wound care and rehabilitating equipment.
  • Aided Physical Therapists in exercises, stretching, manipulation, and overall rehabilitation of clients as a team in medical environment
  • Provided treatments to 12-16 patients/day including administering Physical Therapist approved treatment and therapeutic exercise programs, specializing in post-op rehabilitation.
  • Implemented Restorative Nursing Programs, attended interdisciplinary meetings and care conferences with families, rehabilitation team and social services.
  • Assist Physical Therapist in developing age appropriate functional goals within assigned patients based on physical disabilities and rehabilitation goals.
  • Provided comprehensive training in rehabilitation techniques to Nursing and other medical personnel as well as family members of patients.
  • Assist Physical Therapist with all rehabilitation exercises and soft tissue mobilization, including exercise documentation, pictures and massage.
  • Supported therapists with the rehabilitation of patients through the demonstration and assistance of various exercises and therapeutic activities.
  • Provide physical therapy rehabilitation programs to patients in their home environment to improve their daily activities.
  • Assisted physical therapists with rehabilitation services including exercise management, intensive therapy and administrative functions.
  • Provided treatment in a Skilled Nursing Facility to a rehabilitative therapy and long-term care population.
  • Worked with various different patient diagnosis for management of both outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation.
  • Facilitated strength-training, rehabilitation and conditioning plans for patients with orthopedic conditions and sports-related injuries
  • Spearheaded rehabilitation administering high caliber physical therapy to clients and residents of the facility.
  • Provided treatment and rehabilitative services to patients who have experienced injury or disabling disease.
  • Provided rehabilitation services in a geriatric environment with predominantly orthopedic and neurological injuries.
  • Treated patients in skilled nursing facility comprised of short-term and long-term rehabilitation candidates.
  • Performed all rehabilitation services for the Geriatric population in a skilled nursing setting.

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5. Ultrasound

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Here's how Ultrasound is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Performed ultrasounds and therapeutic massages, assisted with patient exercises and responsible for documentation of their progress.
  • Performed ultrasound massage on patients and effectively managed pain level of patient using heat therapy.
  • Administered therapeutic massage, ultrasound and electric stimulation to address pain symptoms after exercise.
  • Assisted Physical Therapist and treated patients using electric muscle stimulation and ultrasound techniques.
  • Performed electronic stimulation and ultrasound on patients under the guidance of physical therapists.
  • Provided patients gentle restorative therapies and treatments including ultrasound therapy.
  • Assisted doctor with ultrasound steroid injection procedure.
  • Performed ultrasounds and laser procedures.
  • Administered treatments using hydrotherapy tanks, whirlpool baths, moist packs, ultraviolet and infrared lamps and ultrasound machines.
  • Assisted with setting up patients for Electrical Muscle Stimulation and Ultrasound treatments, exercise and administrative duties.
  • Used high tech machines (Ultrasound, E-Simulation) to assist patients with their care and treatment.
  • Assist patients with cervical and lumbar traction, electric stimulation, and ultrasound procedures.
  • Helped PT in the treatment of patients with ultrasound and moist packs.
  • Performed EMS, ultrasounds, and deep tissue massage to patients injuries.
  • Performed Negative Pressure Wound Therapy dressing changes and ultrasound mist treatments.
  • Applied cold/hot pack, paraffin baths and ultrasound treatments.
  • Fostered understanding of orthopedic machines including Ultrasound Therapy, Electrotherapy and Thermal Therapy.
  • Assisted physician by preparing patients in Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation and ultrasound machines.
  • Performed ultrasounds, electrophoresis and massage therapies.
  • Answer phones, scheduled appointments, applied required therapy including hot packs, ultrasound, electric stimulation and supervised exercise therapy.

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6. Gait Training

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Here's how Gait Training is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Conducted treatment interventions including transfer training, gait training, therapeutic exercise.
  • Job description Instruct patients in exercises, gait training, transfers, balance, gait training, and follow PT POC.
  • Assist and educate patient's on ADL's including bed mobility, transfers, balance training, gait training.
  • Assist Physical Therapist in orthopedic rehabilitation for post-operative surgeries, spinal care, balance and gait training.
  • Perform therapeutic exercises and gait training with acute care patients during their hospital stay.
  • Train patients on use of orthopedic braces and gait training.
  • Assisted patients in transfers, gait training and balance training.
  • Instruct in gait training and therapeutic exercise.
  • Provided therapeutic exercises, activities and gait training to rehabilitate patients to their maximum functional ability.
  • Provided care to both inpatients and outpatients using exercise, gait training, balance transfers, bed mobility, and modalities.
  • Instructed patients in proper gait training and use of different assistive device for safe ambulation and minimize risk of falls.
  • Instructed patients at a skilled nursing home in gait training and therapeutic exercises, improving functional activities and ADL's.
  • Document daily progress notes Assist patients in performing strengthening and stretching exercises as well as gait training and balance.
  • Prepared and performed modalities that include gait training, exercises, ultra sound, and massages.
  • Performed Therex, Therapeutic Activity, Gait training, Balance Activities, Soft Tissue Massage, US
  • Completed home safety assessments, including gait training, transfer/car training, balance training, modalities.
  • Job duties which consist of gait training, modalities, exercise and balance in LTC facility.
  • Teach gait training: with/without assistive device on level, uneven surfaces and stair negotiation.
  • Included in gait training was the use and set up of appropriate assistive devices.
  • Assisted patients with transfers, gait training and use of assistive devices.

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7. Electrical Stimulation

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Here's how Electrical Stimulation is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted patients in exercise and therapeutic procedures such as ultrasound, mechanical traction and electrical stimulation.
  • Escort patients to examination rooms and perform electrical stimulation and ultrasound procedures
  • Administered electrical stimulation to patients as needed.
  • Monitored electrical stimulation machines and ultra sound.
  • Provided therapeutic methods like electrical stimulation.
  • Used electrical stimulation and ultrasound.
  • Provided treatments such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and hot/cold packs, infrared, UVR, tens and traction.
  • Monitored exercises, massages, electrical stimulation, paraffin baths, hot and cold packs, traction, and ultrasound.
  • Massage, Cold pack, Hot pack, Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, Stretching, Strengthening, Joint Mobilizations
  • Performed electrical stimulation, cold laser and moist heat applications and ultrasound and cervical and lumbar traction procedures.
  • Utilize physical agents including, but not limited to heat, cold, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound.
  • Performed various therapies on patients including: ultrasound, traction, electrical stimulation and hot/cold pads.
  • Assist with exercises, stretches, electrical stimulation and ultrasound.
  • Set clients up to electrical stimulation machine 4.
  • Used various therapeutic techniques, electrical stimulation, direct current stimulation, isometrics, and various progressive resistive exercise programs.
  • Conducted electrical stimulation and ultrasound on patients as well as prepared modalities for patients.
  • Performed rehabilitative modalities; including ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and whirl pool.
  • Performed various treatment techniques including thermal modalities, electrical stimulation and ultrasound.
  • Performed modalities like mechanical traction, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation
  • Work one on one with patients through instructing exercises, therapeutic functional activities, electrical stimulation, ice/hot packs, hydrotherapy.

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8. Functional Mobility

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Here's how Functional Mobility is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Assessed patients' functional mobility and provided instructions for proper body mechanics to reduce probability of injury and increase independence.
  • Instructed patients during treatment to ensure proper technique to improve functional mobility and accurately record progress.
  • Worked with dementia clients toward accomplishing their individual goals of increasing strength and functional mobility.
  • Administered therapeutic exercises for strengthening and stretching for functional mobility and endurance training.
  • Instructed patients in transfer techniques and functional mobility appropriate to patient abilities to return to prior level of function.
  • Worked with patients using manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, ambulation, and balance activities to improve functional mobility.
  • Carried out Plan of Care Gait training, functional mobility training, ergonomics, balance training.

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9. Functional Activities

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Here's how Functional Activities is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Instructed and assisted patients in performing physical activities, ambulatory functional activities, and daily-living activities.
  • Motivated and assisted patient to perform non manual exercises and ambulatory functional activities.
  • Instruct patients in therapeutic exercise and functional activities.
  • Observed, motivated, instructed, and assisted patients through exercises and functional activities under the direction of several physical therapist.
  • Instruct, motivate, safeguard, and assist patients with skilled and functional activities.
  • Instructed, motivated and assisted clients in learning and improving functional activities.
  • Use of various devices for ambulatory functional activities.
  • Engaged patients in therapeutic play and functional activities.
  • Instructed, motivated and assisted patient with nonmanual exercises, ambulatory functional activities and daily-living activities.
  • Conducted ambulatory functional activities and daily living activities Work well as a team player when addressing the outcome of Patient status

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10. Scheduling Appointments

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Here's how Scheduling Appointments is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Performed other clerical duties as needed to include filing, answering the telephone, scheduling appointments and computer data entry.
  • Performed administrative duties such as answering phones, scheduling appointments, verifying insurances, and billing appropriate charges.
  • Front Office duties consist of answering phones, scheduling appointments, faxing filing, translating, give therapy
  • Provided secretarial assistance: telephones, paperwork, insurance forms and scheduling appointments.
  • Assisted patients with their exercises Performed clerical duties answering phones and scheduling appointments
  • Assisted with the treatment of individuals receiving therapy Delivered office support, such as filing, scheduling appointments, and organization.
  • Front desk reception, greeting patients, scheduling appointments, referrals, insurance verification.

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11. Massage Therapy

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Here's how Massage Therapy is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Worked to develop both Massage Therapy program and patient exercise rehabilitation program.
  • Maintain organization with file and documents Massage Therapy Recreational activities
  • Worked in an interdisciplinary model encompassing PT, MD, Massage Therapy and Chiropractics.
  • Developed and applied massage therapy techniques tailored to clients' needs.
  • Massage therapy for approximately 10+ patients/day, 20 minutes each.
  • Incorporated massage therapy for patient well being.
  • Assisted with individualized treatments using modalities such as ultrasound, electric stimulation, massage therapy and stretching/strengthening exercises.
  • Performed massage therapy Observed Physical Therapist perform daily routines and exercises.
  • Provided manual therapy, massage therapy, biofeedback training and other modalities.
  • Assisted during physical therapy * Massage therapy * Back office
  • massage therapy sheets and towels).

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12. Medical Records

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Here's how Medical Records is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Perform and managed medical records department, processed medical legal documents, insurance data and correspondence request.
  • Charted patients medical records and history Assisted patients through therapeutic exercises Post rehabilitation personal trainer for patients.
  • Documented patients' progress in paper medical records and assisted with therapeutic exercises.
  • Updated medical records and recovery process.
  • Transcribed medical records, scheduled appointments, and prepared patient charts.
  • Processed medical records and entered data in the system.
  • Enter referring physician information into patient account Collecting all medical records of patients from various medical offices before scheduling patients.
  • Evaluated medical records patient history and Therapist Evaluation to accurately evaluate changes in patient status to ensure patient Safety .
  • Maintain appropriate medical records including treatment, observations and progress of each patient using Casamba Therapy Management Software.
  • Reviewed physician referral, patient condition and medical records to determine physical therapy treatment required.
  • Recorded and entered daily medical records Provided recovery and therapy motivation to all patients.
  • Schedule appointments, keep x ray and other medical records, perform secretarial tasks, and complete insurance forms.

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13. Medical Professionals

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Here's how Medical Professionals is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Communicated with interdisciplinary team and other medical professionals, concerning status, progress and services needed.
  • Worked with various medical professionals concerning patient care and progression.
  • Communicate with interdisciplinary team and other medical professionals.
  • Communicated with MDs, RPT and other medical professionals concerning patient status, progress and service's needs.
  • Communicated with MDs, PTs, and other medical professionals concerning patient status, progress and services needed.

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14. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Provided personalized customer service to help clients achieve their rehabilitation goals.
  • Delivered awesome customer service to residents, family, and administration.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to both external and internal customers.
  • Excelled at both customer service and satisfaction as well as learned valuable about daily operations of a business.
  • Directed daily operations, supported all administrative duties, customer service, and billing processes.
  • Maintained excellent customer service by interacting with patients on a daily basis.
  • Provided customer service in a retail setting.
  • Applied sport medicine modalities, assisted in patient care and customer service.
  • Shadow, learn, and provide care for outpatients APAC Customer Service
  • Assisted Physical Therapists and Physicians by triaging patients Provided customer service by registering and referring patients.
  • Conduct Physical Therapist Assistant duties with patients Manage patients on their progress and exercises Customer service with clientele and sales
  • Time management proficiency Excellent customer service Knowledgeable in therapy procedures Skilled with hands

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15. Therapy Equipment

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Here's how Therapy Equipment is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Sanitize treatment areas and therapy equipment between patient sessions.
  • Secured patients into or onto therapy equipment.
  • Monitored patient's response to treatment and assisted patients in using various ambulatory aids & exercise therapy equipment.
  • Arranged exercise and therapy equipment for therapists' use with patients.
  • Set up therapy equipment and prepare treatment area.
  • Secure clients in or on therapy equipment.
  • Prepare treatment areas and Electro-therapy equipment for use by physical therapists.
  • Secure patients into or onto therapy equipment.Change linens, such as bed sheets and pillow cases.
  • Performed ultrasounds on patient *Assisted patients on traction machine * Cleaned treatment areas and set up therapy equipment.

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16. SNF

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Here's how SNF is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Performed treatments according to the plan of care established by the Physical Therapist for patients in the SNF setting.
  • Assist in SNF facility as a team member for three disciplines: PT/OT/ST and with other facility staff.
  • Contract at SNF 's Chicago land area
  • Treat SNF Patients * Treat Geriatric and Adolescent Patients in their private homes * Treat Patients with Strokes and General Weakness
  • Worked closely with multiple physical therapist and interdisciplinary team members to facilitate patient healing in SNF.
  • Provided skilled physical therapy services to patients in a SNF/LTC within required productivity levels.

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17. Vital Signs

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Here's how Vital Signs is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Help doctors taking vital signs, notes for patients, file prescriptions in charts, scan documents, interview new patients.
  • Obtain patient history by taking vital signs, and assisting with coordination of care.
  • Skilled in recording data and measuring patient's vital signs.
  • Monitor pain and vital signs as per protocol after surgery.
  • Take vital signs and administer vaccines.
  • Monitor vital signs of the clients.

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18. CVA

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Here's how CVA is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Provided inpatient and outpatient care to a variety of patients including total joint replacements, CVA, orthopedics and general rehabilitation.
  • Included knee and hip replacements, amputees and CVA patients.
  • Encouraged and guided CVA and orthopedic patients in exercises developed by Postural Restoration Institute in a private practice setting.
  • Worked primarily with de-conditioned, TKA, THA and CVA patients.
  • Perform Aquatic therapy with hydroworx pool on COPD, TH,TKA, CVA, Gait impairments and weight bearing patients.
  • joint replacements, acute CVA, cardiopulmonary) in both the Medical Surgery Unit and the Acute Rehab Unit.
  • Work on cva, total hips and knees, and other subacute and orthopedic case loads.
  • Worked closely with with post CVA and amputee patients for orthotic and prosthetic training

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19. ROM

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Here's how ROM is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Developed and implemented an exercise class for active duty military personnel suffering from knee pain associated with Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome.
  • Supervised clinic and administered physical therapy treatment and exercises to decrease physical disabilities and promote physical fitness of patients.
  • Assist physical therapists with specific physical therapy regimens tailored to each patient to promote rehabilitation.
  • Shadowed physical therapist* Transported patients to/from therapy* Assisted patients in rehabilitation exercises and organized gym equipment
  • Transported patients to and from treatment areas; thoroughly documented treatments administered and equipment used.
  • Help competitive athletes and those recovering from surgery reach their optimal rehabilitation goals.
  • Maintained appropriate documentation and billing records to ensure accurate reimbursement from insurance.
  • Worked with a diverse group of individuals seeking physical rehabilitation from injuries.
  • Supervised and instructed Physical Therapy interns from Southwestern University, Cebu.
  • Resolved seating and positional issues for physically compromised patients.
  • Determined patient needs according to instructions from Physical Therapist.
  • Established in-house customer service Seminars to promote therapy.
  • Documented patient information obtained from interviews and progress.
  • Coordinate in-services from interdisciplinary staff.
  • Instructed and counseled patients by describing therapeutic regimens; gave normal growth and development information; promoted wellness and health maintenance.
  • Treated patients suffering from a stroke and knee, hip and back surgery under the supervision of a Registered Physical Therapist.
  • Administered medically prescribed physical therapy treatment for patients suffering from muscle, nerve, and joint injuries or other medical conditions.
  • Obtained knowledge of limitations, recovery time, and degree of disability with patients who suffered from injury or disease.
  • Worked for the school system treating students in the school setting who ranged from mild delay's to severely handicap.
  • Communicated effectively, both orally and in writing, with people from a variety of backgrounds and levels of understanding.

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20. Outpatient Clinic

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Here's how Outpatient Clinic is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Shadowed several physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in both inpatient and outpatient clinics of Tampa General Hospital.
  • Care of patients with various diagnoses in acute hospital setting, outpatient clinic and skilled nursing facility.
  • Volunteered over 100 hours at outpatient clinic.
  • Key Achievements: Assisted outpatient clinic day-to-day operation.
  • Key Achievements: Assist in outpatient clinic for tactical athletes (military personnel), orthopedic, post-operative, and non-operative.
  • Full time position working in an outpatient clinic.
  • implemented plan of care, assigned by PT to patients in an outpatient clinic~ performed various housekeeping and clerical functions

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21. Balance Training

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Here's how Balance Training is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Monitored balance training, mechanical traction, and other various exercises.
  • Skilled Nursing Facility: balance training, assessing gait, therapeutic exercise
  • Balance training Experience with Dementia/Alzheimer's patients Parkinson'sStroke Therapeutic Activities Therapeutic Exercise Gait Abnormalities Modalities-ACP equipment.
  • Provided exercise instruction; apply therapeutic modalities; gait and balance training.
  • Use of Biodex Balance System and Wii games for balance training.
  • Treat patients with various of techniques, for example, strengthening, massage, stretching, gait and balance training.

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22. Parkinson

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Here's how Parkinson is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Trained in working with Parkinson's and Stroke patients.
  • Skilled Nursing experience with stroke, amputees, generalized weakness, Parkinson's, and dementia patients.
  • Treated a wide range of conditions including orthopedics, cardiopulmonary, chronic pain, arthritis, Parkinson's and stroke.
  • Participated in targeted neurological programs for Parkinson's patients including LVST BIG, and local community support groups.
  • Experience treating chronic disorders, stroke, TBI, Parkinson s, OA, Spinal Cord injuries.
  • Case load emphasis included Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury, stroke, general debility.

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23. Restore Function

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Here's how Restore Function is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Restore function for patients and prevented disabilities following disease or profound injury.
  • Relieve pain, restore function and assist in preventing future disabilities.
  • Assisted geriatric patients with physical movements to help restore function to lessen pain and disability Expertise in computer billing and documentation
  • Administered range of motions exercises and various modalities to restore function and prevent/lessen disability.
  • Performed skilled therapeutic interventions to help restore function.
  • Used treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability of patients.

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24. Independent Living

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Here's how Independent Living is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted patients with relearning daily activities related to independent living.
  • Provided outpatient Physical Therapy treatments within an independent living community allowing individuals to maintain an active life.
  • Performed home visits to identify potential hazards as patients prepared to transition back to independent living.
  • Organized health information sessions for independent living adults.
  • Provide physical therapy services in skilled nursing/long term care/assisted living and independent living settings.
  • Provide individualized therapy treatment sessions to geriatric residents in an independent living facility.

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25. Treatment Areas

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Here's how Treatment Areas is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Cleaned and maintained equipment, treatment areas, and laundered linens.
  • Assist Therapists with treatment of patients and monitor treatment areas.
  • Prepare and clean treatment areas.
  • Prepare and transport patients to treatment areas and provide physical assistance with patient care supervision from therapists/licensed personnel.
  • Maintained organization throughout the facility by replenishing item stocks and sanitizing treatment areas.
  • Supported physical therapy care delivery by preparing treatment areas and patient equipment and materials.

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26. Supportive Devices

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Here's how Supportive Devices is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Instructed, motivated and assisted patient in the use of assistant and supportive devices such as crutches, canes and prostheses.
  • Fit patients for orthopedic braces, prostheses, or supportive devices, such as crutches or wheelchairs.
  • Educated patients in the proper use of orthopedic braces, prostheses, and supportive devices.
  • Adjusted fit of supportive devices for patients, as instructed.
  • Assisted and guided patients on putting and removing supportive devices
  • Fit patients for supportive devices.

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27. Pain Management

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Here's how Pain Management is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted patients in basic mobility exercises and pain management under the supervision and direction of physician
  • Assisted pain management patients & supervised physical rehabilitation program patients.
  • Pain management coordinator for medical insurance.
  • Helped patients with their physical therapy needs with hydrotherapy, muscle manipulations, physical exercise, pain management, etc.
  • Take knee brace measurements, help patients with chronic pain management (biofeedback measurement, explain exercise protocol).
  • Worked closely with physical therapists as well Pain Management and Rehabilitation specialists to evaluate the needs of each patient.
  • Advised patients with spinal cord injuries in the area of chronic pain management.
  • Assisted patients with post-deployment injuries, surgical repair, and chronic pain management.
  • Advised patients on chronic pain management.
  • Pain Management Program: P.T.
  • Administer various therapeutic modalities as method of pain management.
  • Employed at 2 sites for chronic pain management and provide PT care and procedures and all modalities including infra-red cold laser.
  • Help patient and their pain management Help in office co-worker to bill and code the disease with insurance companies.
  • Performed modalities for pain management and Wound Care.
  • Use of modalities for contracture management, wound-care, and pain management.
  • Pain management including modalities, strengthening and stretching.Involved a daily note for MVA, workmens compensation and orthopedics.

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28. Cold Packs

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Here's how Cold Packs is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Prepared various therapy sessions including electric stimulation, paraffin dips, hot/cold packs
  • Provided patient treatment care* Administered hot and cold packs* Assisted with ultrasounds, massages, therapeutic exercises, EGS, and hydrotherapy
  • Provided patients with exercises, paraffin baths, hot and cold packs, among other assigned duties.
  • Applied hot and cold packs, and aided patients with exercises prescribed by Physical Therapist.
  • Prepare hot and cold packs, set patients up on the machines.
  • Administer heat packs, cold packs, and ultrasound to patients.
  • Applied hot and cold packs as directed by physician.
  • Utilized modalities such as iontophoresis, E-stim, ultrasound, hot packs, cold packs and ice massage.

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29. Assistive Devices

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Here's how Assistive Devices is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Educated and instructed family members and caregivers with patient transfers, exercises, and use of assistive devices and braces.
  • Develop exercise programs for patients and make recommendations for the use of assistive devices to be utilized at home.
  • Educate for the use of assistive devices, body mechanics for transfers, ambulation and other functional tasks.
  • Assist with bed, transfer, wheel chair and ambulation mobility training, with appropriate assistive devices.
  • Educated patient and family in treatment procedures, proper use of adaptive equiptment & assistive devices to be at home.
  • Officer Candidate School Marine Corps Evaluated and treated ocs candidates through exercises and modalties and assistive devices.

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30. Strength Training

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Here's how Strength Training is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Conduct Long Term Acute Care (LTACH) inpatient treatments through prescribed exercise regimens and strength training.
  • Conducted treatments through prescribed exercise regimens and strength training with in a skilled nursing and outpatient facility.
  • Assisted in patient treatment through prescribed exercise regimen and strength training programs.
  • Progressed patients per plan of care, Lumbar stabilization, strength training, Work Hardening, Cardiovascularconditioning, and Balanc

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31. Patient Evaluations

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Here's how Patient Evaluations is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Assess abnormal conditions by reviewing physical therapist's interpretations of patient evaluations and test results.
  • Developed exercise programs for patients and observed and assisted with new patient evaluations
  • Measure patients' ROM, body parts, and vital signs to determine effects of treatments and patient evaluations.
  • Conducted patient evaluations and recorded how the patients respond to treatments.
  • Supported lead therapist in patient evaluations and on-going assessments Taught patients proper usage of equipment and rehab techniques Shadowed 130+ hours
  • Facilitate patient evaluations between Spanish speaking patients and the physical therapist.

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32. Practice Exercises

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Here's how Practice Exercises is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Instruct, motivate, safeguard, and assist patients as they practice exercises or functional activities.

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33. Injury Prevention

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Here's how Injury Prevention is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Provided annual education classes to entire department staff for injury prevention in the home care setting.
  • Educated patients and family members regarding diagnoses, injury prevention, and therapy treatments.
  • Provided patient-centered orthopedic therapy which included manual therapy, functional exercise, modalities, community outreach, and injury prevention programs.
  • Shadowed physical therapists Proper patient communication Injury prevention and care
  • Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.
  • Provided patient- and family-centered education with emphasis on safety awareness and injury prevention.

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34. Electrical Modality Treatments

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Here's how Electrical Modality Treatments is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Administer active and passive therapeutic exercises, heat /ice/hydro therapy, and electrical modality treatments such as e-stimulation and ultrasound.
  • Administered active therapeutic exercise, electrical modality treatments, and record of treatment given to patients.
  • Administered light and electrical modality treatments to facilitate pain relief.
  • Administer water and electrical modality treatments, including ultrasound therapy.
  • Assist with therapeutic exercises, heat, light, sound, water, or electrical modality treatments, such as ultrasound.
  • Administered active and passive manual therapeutic exercises as well as light, heat, sound, water and electrical modality treatments.

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35. POC

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Here's how POC is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Provided PT services for pediatric and adult treatments based on Miller's POC with phone supervision.
  • Assist and motivate patients in treatment through prescribed exercise regiments and strength training POC.
  • Communicate POC to the appropriate physicians and maintain good rapport with different medical personnel.
  • Initiate and assist patient with work program, according to Physical Therapist POC.
  • Communicate with families and physicians regarding patient's POC.
  • Directed home based treatments under the PT POC
  • Followed POC outlined by the PT.
  • Follow PT's POC to maintain gains in patient's short and long term goals.
  • Treat stage III and IV wounds per POC.
  • Check patient vitals and hemodynamic condition in order to develop POC accordingly.
  • Performed/progressed daily treatment to patients per POC Patient education i.e.
  • Treated homebound patients per POC by teaching HEP, GT, safety instructions, transfers and ADLs

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36. Effective USE

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Here's how Effective USE is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Instructed patients in safe and effective use of weights, thera-bands and other equipment prescribed for their treatment.
  • Instructed patients in the safe and effective use of pulleys, weights, inclined surfaces and other equipment.
  • Instructed patients in the safe and effective use of pulleys, weights, inclined surfaces and other equipment.
  • Instruct patients in the safe and effective use of therapeutic exercise and modalities.
  • Instructed patients in the safe and effective use of pulleys, weights, inclined surfaces and other equipment.

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37. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted patients in exercise room and reported daily activities, made schedules, answered phone calls, and filed documents.
  • Assisted patients with exercises answer phone calls & organize patient and insurance files.
  • Attended phone calls and distribute them to proper authority.
  • Handle phone calls concerning inquiries about business.
  • Organized paperwork and answered phone calls.
  • Receive phone calls and schedule patients.
  • Helped patients to exercise; prepared hydrotherapy for patients Transported patients; answered telephone calls
  • Answered phone calls, scheduled appointments, and processed payments Assisted therapist with exercises and treatment of physical ailments in patients
  • Assisted patients with physical therapy activities, scheduled therapy sessions, answered phone calls.
  • Answered phone calls, ordered supplies, greeted clients, and handled insurance verifications.
  • Organize calendar , making phone calls, faxing, printing, making appointment canceling appointments, assisting with patient greeting patients.
  • Assisted patients with exercise equipment Filed patients charts Typed advertising letters Answered and forwarded phone calls Disinfected exercise equipment
  • Greet patients Apply electric stem Apply ultrasound Bring patients to room Answer phone calls, book appointments Filing

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38. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted with Data entry for Billing.
  • Filed and retrieved patient charts, data entry, answering phones, scheduled appointments, and offered assitance where needed.
  • Answered phones Greeted patients, insurance verification, data entry of insurance authorizations Prepared charts Scheduled appointments Entered daily billing
  • Answered telephone-Scheduled appointments-Check-in-Collected co-pays-Data entry of patient demographics, progress notes, billing charges-Instructed and assisted patients with exercise
  • Scheduled appointments and maintained patient information by data entry into a medical database.
  • Provided administrative office assistance including filing, copying/faxing, data entry and report preparation.

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39. CPR

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Here's how CPR is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Completed Dementia training, Oasis training, and CPR certified.
  • Responded to "mayday" call to administer CPR when needed.
  • Maintained BLS Instructor Certification and administered written and practical CPR examinations.
  • Trained and certified in CPR, First Aid and administration of medication.
  • SKIP, CPR, first aid trained and performed as often as daily, where necessary.
  • Performed PMAB among clients and administer CPR in emergency intervention.

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40. Sports Injuries

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Here's how Sports Injuries is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted patients with debilitation situations such as arthritis, back pain, sports injuries, fractures, strokes.
  • Worked with all age groups with a variety of injuries, both orthopedic and sports injuries.
  • Assisted licensed Physical Therapist in diagnosing and providing treatment in various orthopedic, neurological, medical conditions and sports injuries.

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41. Insurance Companies

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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Coordinated communication between patients, physicians, clinicians, insurance companies, billing department, and the corporate office.
  • Filled out all required paper work for insurance companies, as well as for each patient's chart.
  • Prepped patients for treatment, monitored patient progress, interfaced with insurance companies and organized treatment schedules.
  • Corresponded weekly progress notes to managed care, state and federal insurance companies to eliminate premature discharges.
  • Coordinated with insurance companies regarding deductibles, number of visits, and co-pays for individual patients.
  • Copy and send patient records to attorney's and insurance companies when requested.
  • Communicate patient progress to physical therapist, on site, and insurance companies.
  • Completed various forms needed for insurance companies.
  • Bill insurance companies to include Medicare.
  • Contacted insurance or worker comp insurance companies for prior authorization.

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42. RPT

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Here's how RPT is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Adhered to new Medicare guidelines tracking re-assessment and re-certification periods with close coordination with RPT.
  • Adhered to patient plan of care and modified when clinically indicated following RPT consultation.
  • Consult with RPT on patient status and treatment redirection as needed.
  • School setting* Execute plan of care for patients established by RPT
  • Supervised student PTA's under the direction of the RPT.
  • Assist RPT with patient discharge planning as needed.
  • Coordinate care with RPT for progressing patient goals.

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43. TBI

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Here's how TBI is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Worked extensively with gunshot wound patients, TBI patients, fracture patients and stroke patients.
  • Utilized effective communication skills with TBI population.
  • Assist the Physical Therapist in carrying out the plan of care in a TBI and out patient setting
  • Provide therapeutic interventions to stroke, orthopedic and TBI patients in hospital setting.
  • Treat Stroke, TBI, Spinal Cord and orthopedic short-term patients.
  • Treated various TBI and SCI patients.

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44. Muscle Reeducation

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Here's how Muscle Reeducation is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Administered a range of treatments and therapeutic exercise programs involving active and passive ranges of motion and muscle reeducation.
  • Planned and administered a range of treatments and therapeutic exercise programs involving active and passive ranges of motion and muscle reeducation.

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45. Manual Therapeutic Exercises

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Here's how Manual Therapeutic Exercises is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Administered active or passive manual therapeutic exercises.
  • Administer active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, and heat, light, sound, and water.
  • Administered active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage and electrical modality treatments, such as ultrasound.
  • Administer active or passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage and modality treatments.
  • Implemented active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation.
  • Administer active and passive manual therapeutic exercises, soft tissue mobilization.

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46. Cerebral Palsy

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Here's how Cerebral Palsy is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Performed physical therapy stretches on young girl with cerebral palsy as directed.
  • Assisted with PT for cerebral palsy patients, ranging from 4- Provided emotional support for patients and family members

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47. Therapeutic Treatments

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Here's how Therapeutic Treatments is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Provide therapeutic treatments to patients in order to improve quality of life.
  • Provided therapeutic treatments to Worker's Compensation patients with PT and independently Treated and supervised Work Conditioning/Hardening Group independently.

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48. Medical Staff

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Here's how Medical Staff is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Work with medical staff for the care of patients and transition to home or long term care facility.
  • Monitor vital signs and communicate patient needs to therapists, nurses, doctors, and other medical staff.
  • Maintained accurate patient records and communicated status, progress and needs to medical staff.
  • Gained experience working with patients and medical staff, inpatient and outpatient centers.
  • Attend rehab meeting and medical staff to discuss patient progress.
  • Serve as a liaison between patients and the medical staff.
  • Instruct, motivate, safeguard and assist patients practicing exercises and functional activities, under direction of medical staffADDITIONAL EXPERIENCEMarywood University

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49. Body Parts

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Here's how Body Parts is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Assessed patients' range-of-joint motion, body parts, and vital signs to determine effects of treatment.
  • Learned to always ask questions and what types of machines can be used for certain body parts
  • Measure patients' range-of-joint motion, body parts, or vital signs to determine effects of treatments or for patient evaluations.

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50. MDS

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Here's how MDS is used in Staff Physical Therapy Assistant jobs:
  • Calculated RUG minutes every morning and filled out MDS every afternoon
  • Prepared daily schedules and ensured MDS minutes were accurate.
  • Maintained RUGS book and MDS entries.
  • Worked with MDS on RUGs and CMI scores.
  • Developed and maintained MDS section GG information tracking system in order to facilitate allocation of data and staff productivity.
  • Reported to MDS department patient therapy minutes and tracked patient RUG levels to ensure they were being met.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Staff Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapy40.2%
Patient Care14.6%
Treatment Plans9.7%
Rehab5.4%
Ultrasound5.1%
Gait Training5%
Electrical Stimulation2.5%
Functional Mobility2.3%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Staff Physical Therapy Assistant

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy
33.6%
33.6%
2
2
Patient Care
Patient Care
12.2%
12.2%
3
3
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
8.1%
8.1%
4
4
Rehab
Rehab
4.5%
4.5%
5
5
Ultrasound
Ultrasound
4.3%
4.3%
6
6
Gait Training
Gait Training
4.2%
4.2%
7
7
Electrical Stimulation
Electrical Stimulation
2.1%
2.1%
8
8
Functional Mobility
Functional Mobility
1.9%
1.9%
9
9
Functional Activities
Functional Activities
1.7%
1.7%
10
10
Scheduling Appointments
Scheduling Appointments
1.5%
1.5%
11
11
Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy
1.3%
1.3%
12
12
Medical Records
Medical Records
1.1%
1.1%
13
13
Medical Professionals
Medical Professionals
1.1%
1.1%
14
14
Customer Service
Customer Service
0.9%
0.9%
15
15
Therapy Equipment
Therapy Equipment
0.9%
0.9%
16
16
SNF
SNF
0.9%
0.9%
17
17
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
0.9%
0.9%
18
18
CVA
CVA
0.8%
0.8%
19
19
ROM
ROM
0.8%
0.8%
20
20
Outpatient Clinic
Outpatient Clinic
0.8%
0.8%
21
21
Balance Training
Balance Training
0.8%
0.8%
22
22
Parkinson
Parkinson
0.7%
0.7%
23
23
Restore Function
Restore Function
0.7%
0.7%
24
24
Independent Living
Independent Living
0.7%
0.7%
25
25
Treatment Areas
Treatment Areas
0.7%
0.7%
26
26
Supportive Devices
Supportive Devices
0.7%
0.7%
27
27
Pain Management
Pain Management
0.7%
0.7%
28
28
Cold Packs
Cold Packs
0.7%
0.7%
29
29
Assistive Devices
Assistive Devices
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Strength Training
Strength Training
0.6%
0.6%
31
31
Patient Evaluations
Patient Evaluations
0.6%
0.6%
32
32
Practice Exercises
Practice Exercises
0.5%
0.5%
33
33
Injury Prevention
Injury Prevention
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
Electrical Modality Treatments
Electrical Modality Treatments
0.5%
0.5%
35
35
POC
POC
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
Effective USE
Effective USE
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
Data Entry
Data Entry
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
CPR
CPR
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
Sports Injuries
Sports Injuries
0.5%
0.5%
41
41
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
RPT
RPT
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
TBI
TBI
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
Muscle Reeducation
Muscle Reeducation
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
Manual Therapeutic Exercises
Manual Therapeutic Exercises
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
Therapeutic Treatments
Therapeutic Treatments
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
Medical Staff
Medical Staff
0.4%
0.4%
49
49
Body Parts
Body Parts
0.4%
0.4%
50
50
MDS
MDS
0.4%
0.4%

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