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Physical Therapist Assistants work alongside healthcare professionals specialized in physical therapy and help patients recover from physical injuries or disorders. Common work activities described in a Physical Therapist Assistant example resume are documenting patients, assisting patients with physical activities, keeping the working environment safe and clean, and helping implement treatment plans. Those seeking to work in this field should demonstrate a supportive personality, empathy, a good level of physical fitness, and strong communication and interpersonal skills. Most candidates showcase in their resumes an Associate's Degree in physical therapy, from an accredited education institution.

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1

Physical Therapist Assistant

Executed/formulated treatment programs of patients/clients as recommended by therapist or physician-revised as indicated by patient's progress

  • Supervised and educated patients of various ages in an aqueous medium for possible future independent programs
  • Coordinated schedule for PTA student program rotating through various rehab departments for better clinical experience
  • Collaborated with Physical therapist to educate workers in the community with a program for the prevention of back injuries
  • Skillfully treated patients/clients of varied diagnoses resulting in improved function and mobility
  • Targeted existing patients at high risk for back injuries and helped establish "Back School" in order to educate population
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
AS
Physical Therapy
BA
German
2

Physical Therapist Assistant

Provided direct patient care to adult and geriatric individuals with neurological pathologies such as Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, CVA, gait and balance disorders, vestibular dysfunction.

  • Provided direct patient care to adult and geriatric individuals with orthopedic pathologies such as muscle sprains, shoulder injuries, knee injuries, foot/ankle injuries, cervical and lumbar radiculopathy utilizing modalities, therapeutic exercise, and patient education.
  • Administered physical agents to help improve mobility and relieve pain and disability caused by disease or injury as directed by the physical therapist's plan of care.
  • Communicated and assisted in problem solving.
  • Led and instructed MS Society group exercise program with ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients.
  • Instructed, motivated, and assisted adult and geriatric patients while implementing plan of care set forth by the physical therapist.
  • Utilized and supervised support personnel and students when appropriate.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
AS
Associate of Science
3

Physical Therapist Assistant - Outpatient Care

Assisted with evaluations and re-evaluations under the supervision of the physical therapist.

  • Recommended and assisted with the preparation of materials and equipment used in providing therapy.
  • Assisted in maintaining the equipment used in the therapy gym.
  • Consistently reported patient progress to physical therapist to review plan of care.
  • Utilized aids when available and appropriate to meet patient care.
  • Performed other duties as assigned.
  • Ensured that all documentation was completed in a timely manner.
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
9
months
at this job
AAS
Physical Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapy
Cpr Certified
4

Physical Therapist Assistant

Extensive experience in outpatient and acute settings including orthopedics, neurologic, vestibular and wound care patient populations.

  • Skilled in inpatient ICU, pediatrics and post cardiothoracic surgery patients.
  • Assessed and monitored patient status and provided personal care.
  • Delegated duties and supervised aides.
  • Clinical Instructor for physical therapist assistant students.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AS
Applied Science
BS
Physician Assistant Studies
5

Physical Therapist Assistant (internship)

Demonstrated ability to communicate with patients, co-workers, and physicians regarding the nature of the patients problem and treatment plan

  • Received training on purpose and operation of various pieces of physical therapy equipment
  • Participated in patient screens and documented foreseen goals and proposed treatment plans
  • Supported multiple therapist in data collection insuring that all notes and patient documentation was clear, concise, relevant and presented in a timely fashion
  • Contacted agencies, other physicians and individuals to obtain necessary information as directed by the therapist
  • Provided any other back-end office support as needed
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
BBA
Health Service Administration
6

Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Implemented patient care under direction of the Physical Therapist for in-patient acute care and outpatient orthopedics / neuro
  • Collaborated and communicated with multiple healthcare disciplines to provide optimal care
  • Instructed and assisted all patient populations in gait training, strengthening, and functional activities
  • Maintain efficient productivity by multitasking between 12-13 patient loads per day
  • Treated orthopedic diagnoses in aquatic therapy
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
AAS
Physical Therapist Assistant
7

Physical Therapist Assistant

Responsible for treatment of outpatient pediatric and adult patients with various diagnoses in both aquatic and land settings.

  • Completed Early Intervention (EI) six month reviews in preparation for Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) meetings.
  • Assisted in completing EI annual reports for IFSP meetings.
  • Assisted in the educational observation for students from all disciplines in pediatric PT.
  • Responsible for maintaining in-service log with HR for the pediatric department.
  • Responsible for treatment of inpatient adults with various diagnoses in a sub-acute setting.
  • Documented and maintained Medicare reimbursement categories.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
AS
Arts
AAS
Associate of Applied Science
8

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Provided physical therapy assistant services in a pediatric, adult, and geriatric chiropractic setting.

  • Managed and provided patients with DME under chiropractic supervision
  • Instructed patients in proper use of DME and other equipment prescribed for their treatment
  • Performed modalities such as ultrasound, ice, heat, and electrical stimulation
  • Performed vitals at each patient visit
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
4
months
at this job
AS
Physical Therapy
9

Physical Therapist Assistant

Provided medical rehabilitation to patients with multiple diagnoses including neurological, CA, Cardiac, CVA, COPD, amputees and head injured.

  • Reported on patient's progress during multi-disciplinary personal team meetings.
  • Responsible for ordering hospital and home care equipment: assisted in discharge planning.
  • Planned and assessed in-service needs of physical therapy staff, member of the in-service committee.
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
MA
Master of Arts
10

Physical Therapist Assistant

Directed rehabilitation programs with supervision from the physical therapist.

  • Constructed home exercise programs for outpatient and home health patients to maintain therapeutic gains.
  • Provided skilled gait training to ensure proper use of assistive devices and patient safety.
  • Utilized therapeutic modalities, such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, diathermy, and manual therapy to decrease pain in the treatment of patients.
  • Instructed patients in proper form for safe transfers with and without assistive devices.
  • Assessed physical performance tests for objective data to compare with prior level of function.
  • Composed electronic weekly progress notes to document patient's improvement using Rehab Optima.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AS
Physical Therapy
BS
Athletic Training

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