Knowledge of: The principles and methods of physical therapy and the roles of the Physical Therapist and the Physical Therapist Assistant as they relate to improving the functional independence of the patient; neuromuscular function and dysfunction, kinesiology, and of the modalities; the objectives of physical therapy treatment; operation of therapeutic equipment including ultraviolet, ultrasound, traction, hydrotherapy, electrical stimulation, soft tissue and joint mobilization techniques, safety techniques for functional activities, indications and contraindications for various treatment modalities.
License: Licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant with the Physical Therapy Board of the State of California
Ability to: Communicate and educate patients, family and staff regarding physical therapy treatments; complete medical record documentation and statistics.
Work Performance Measures
• The physical therapist assistant must maintain age specific/diagnosis related competencies, technical skills competencies.
• Works independently and seeks out additional responsibilities beyond the normal scope of the job.
• Works to improve customer service.
• Maintains flexibility in coping with a high volume of patients.
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