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Physical Therapists work with patients with physical injuries and help them improve their range of movement and manage pain. Common work activities listed on Physical Therapist resumes describe duties such as assessing patient condition, creating treatments plans, counseling patients, determining trauma causes, and recommending physical exercises. Based on our collection of example resumes, essential qualifications for this role include physical therapy expertise, compassion, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and a good level of physical fitness. Most Physical Therapists hold a Master's Degree.

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Senior Physical Therapist - Outpatient

Led six member team providing consistent high quality care improving accuracy of medical record documentation.

  • Evaluated, treated and managed care of adolescent, adult and geriatric patients with orthopedic, neurological, post-surgical and work related injuries.
  • Developed performance improvement tool for peer review of patient care documentation to ensure accurate medical record
  • Exceeded expectations on annual performance evaluation 2 years in a row due to reliability, consistent follow through, teamwork,
  • Recognized for customer service excellence due to effective rapport building with patients and dedication to hospital mission.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
HS
Art Of Cooking
AA
Associate of Arts
BS
Physical Therapy
2

Physical Therapist

Reviewed physicians' referrals and medical documents to accurately diagnose and established plan of care

  • Screening, examination and evaluation of patients, including history, systems review, application of appropriate tests and measures and interpretation of examination findings to establish a diagnosis.
  • Determined the predicted level of improvement and the time required to achieve it, identified precautions/contraindications and designed plan of care.
  • Collaborated with the patients and caregivers to set goals and implement physical therapy treatment plan
  • Completed all related documentation and record keeping regarding services
Candidate Info
1
month in
workforce
1
month
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
3

Physical Therapist

Examine, evaluate, diagnose and develop a plan of care with an explanation of all prognoses to patients

  • Implement treatment interventions in a manual therapy, evidence based practice clinic and adapted and modified plan of care as needed
  • All documentation and coding requirements for various insurance programs were maintained in a timely manner
  • Patient population was variable and included diagnoses from conservative orthopedic to post-surgical orthopedic, neurologic and oncology pathologies of all ages
  • Communicated with third parties such as insurance companies, physicians and case managers
  • Provided education to patients regarding diagnosis, relevant anatomy, and physiology and benefits to be expected from physical therapy interventions
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BS
Exercise Science
Physical Therapy
4

Physical Therapist

Performed the Physical Therapy evaluation and treatment of patients in the sub-acute, home health, and outpatient settings

  • Provided supervision and education to Physical Therapist Assistants, Aides, and family/caregivers involved in the treatment and care of patients
  • Performed managerial tasks such as interdisciplinary communication and coordination as well as patient care scheduling
  • Supervised and assisted patient performance of exercises
  • Cleaned and maintained work spaces in clinic
  • Assisted PT with application of modalities including moist-heat, ultrasound, and micro-current electrical neuromuscular stimulation
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Biochemistry
Physical Therapy
5

Student Physical Therapist Assistant

Created Individualized home exercise programs for outpatient therapy clients to improve health and wellness.

  • Directed and supervised aides and managed a caseload of 10 patients per day
  • Instructed patients in the safe and effective way to use pulleys, weights and machinery.
  • Customized conventional physical therapy techniques to meet the specific needs of individual patients.
  • Assisted patients with debilitating conditions such as back pain, arthritis, fractures, sports injuries, head injuries and strokes.
  • Evaluated and assessed patients to establish measurable goals to promote restoration of functional abilities
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
3
months
at this job
AS
Applied Science
6

Physical Therapist

Outpatient facility treating approximately 70% spinal conditions and 30% other.

  • Initially managed two PTA's while being the solo physical therapist.
  • Treated 10-19 patients daily, while overseeing approximately 30-57 patients a day.
  • Continually reached and exceeded charges per patient and increased profits monthly.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
MA
Physical Therapy
7

Student Physical Therapist

Developed appropriate plans of care for outpatient orthopedic and sub-acute neurological patients as well as performed extensive outcome assessments to evaluate effectiveness of treatments

  • Collaborated with nurses, occupational therapists and physical therapists to form most appropriate discharge plan for each individual sub-acute patient
  • Performed and analyzed results of various balance measures and their relationship to the Sharpened Romberg Test in the geriatric population
  • Research has been accepted to be presented at the NYPTA Annual Conference on October 23, 2015
Candidate Info
3
months in
workforce
3
months
at this job
Doctor Of Physical Therapy
8

Physical Therapist

Evaluated Patients

  • Created, oversaw and updated plans of care on patients
  • Developed and implemented home programs for patients
  • Communicated with physicians, nurses, physical therapy assistants and aides to ensure continuity of care
  • Praised by patient evaluations for extraordinary compassion, caring and therapy skills
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
1
month
at this job
MA
Physical Therapy
9

Physical Therapist Assistant

Briarwood Nursing and Rehab with 200 bed facility and managed a caseload of 8-10 patients

  • Facilitated ADLs and assisted patients with functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life
  • Assisted patients with physical movements to help restore function and lessen pain and disability
  • Trained new graduated physical therapist assistants and mentor to improved knowledge and performance
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AAS
Physical Therapy
10

Physical Therapist Assistant

Worked with long term and short term patients in a Skilled Nursing Facility

  • Implemented patient plan of care under the direction and supervision of the Physical Therapist
  • Care for geriatric, alzheimer, dementia, stroke, cardiac, total hip replacement and total knee replacement
  • Instructed and assisted Patients in strengthening exercises, ROM exercises, gait training, transfers and bed mobility
  • Reported directly to Physical Therapist regarding patient's progress and status to allow for short term and longer term goals to be modified
  • Timely and efficient documentation of patients progress through electronical medical charting
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
15
years
at this job
AS
Physical Therapy Assistant

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