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Physical Therapy Assistants provide operational and clerical support to healthcare professionals specialized in physical therapy. Typical duties listed on a well-written sample resume include verifying patient information, updating records, assisting with treatment plans implementation, maintaining the working are clean and organized, and offering administrative support. Based on our most successful example resumes, Physical Therapy Assistants should demonstrate empathy and compassion, above-the-average communication and interpersonal skills, and a good level of physical fitness. Most candidates hold an Associate's Degree in physical therapy.

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1

Physical Therapy Assistant

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

  • Treated and administered treatment plans with respect to individual patient's problems
  • Monitored progress notes and records on a daily basis
  • Maintained documentation consistent with Medicare and HMO plans
  • Consistently reported to physical therapist, patient progress/status to allow for updated of goals and modifications by physical therapist of treatment program.
  • Performed all required data collection for the department accurately and within expected time frame.
Candidate Info
10
months in
workforce
10
months
at this job
AS
Applied Science (aas)
2

Student Physical Therapy Assistant

Supported licensed physical therapist and physical therapist assistant with bedside and out of room rehabilitation for patients suffering from CVAs, TBIs, knee and hip replacements, paraplegics and back surgery patients

  • Instructed, motivated, and assisted patients as they practice exercises and functional activities
  • Measured patients' range-of-joint motion, body parts and vital signs to determine effects of treatments and information for patient evaluations
  • Monitored operation of equipment, observed patients during treatment to compile and evaluate date on patients' responses and progress, and report results to physical therapist
  • Administered active and passive manual therapeutic exercises and massages
  • Ensured patient care documentation was timely, legible, and efficient
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
months
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
AS
Science
3

Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant

Provided one on one care to various patient populations in a private, outpatient clinic. Documented daily services, weekly progress notes, and charges utilizing Ther- Office software.

  • Instructed and monitored patients utilizing the Wellness Program
  • Maintained consistent and continuous communication with RPT regarding patient status
  • Aided and assisted RPT with obtaining re-assessment and discharge information
  • Maintained equipment in good working order and notified supervisor of any repairs needed
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
AS
Science
4

Physical Therapy Assistant

Facilitated communication between patients and doctors, medical, and administrative staff in the physical therapy department.

  • Coordinated patient appointments, health information, and insurance verification.
  • Greeted and checked patients at front desk, making and confirming appointments, preparing patient charts, obtaining medical records, retrieving faxes, and handling patient related calls.
  • Investigated and directed patient and family inquiries and complaints to the appropriate staff members.
  • Assisted in patient screenings
  • Provided support in developing and implementing new programs/techniques to enhance physical therapy services.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
C
Massage Therapy
5

Traveling Physical Therapy Assistant

Provided quality therapeutic care to patients with a wide variety of diagnoses and disabilities within the comfort of their home.

  • Excellent ability to communicate and educate patients in therapies, equipment and exercises.
  • Followed established plan of care, taking into account individual patients' special or age-related needs, under the supervision of a Licensed Physical Therapist.
  • Completed accurate documentation for services provided, patients' progress, discharge summaries, home-program treatment plans and other required forms.
  • Very effective at reaching physical therapy goals as planned by evaluating physical therapist and achieving patient satisfaction.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
AS
Physical Therapist Assistant Program / License
6

Traveling Physical Therapy Assistant

Provided quality therapeutic care to patients with a wide variety of diagnoses and disabilities within the comfort of their home.

  • Excellent ability to communicate and educate patients in therapies, equipment and exercises.
  • Followed established plan of care, taking into account individual patients' special or age-related needs, under the supervision of a Licensed Physical Therapist.
  • Completed accurate documentation for services provided, patients' progress, discharge summaries, home-program treatment plans and other required forms.
  • Very effective at reaching physical therapy goals as planned by evaluating physical therapist and achieving patient satisfaction.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
AS
Physical Therapist Assistant Program / License
7

Physical Therapy Assistant

Expert in multitasking in care for joint replacements, amputations and CVA. Successfully incorporated the mental status of the patient from mild to severe dementia.

  • Instructed and motivated patients to learn and replicate transfers, ambulation and daily activities.
  • Responsible for monitoring BP/O2 SATS, transporting and maintaining a clean and organized work environment.
  • Taught exercise classes weekly at Palmetto assisted living facility to encourage exercise and health living.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
AS
Associate of Science
8

Physical Therapy Assistant

Provided therapeutic treatment in accordance with patients established plan of care.

  • Documented all treatment provided, including observations, recording and reporting patient status and response from treatment.
  • Managed and assisted with guidance for PTA students on their clinical.
  • Instructed new employees in correct transfers with good body mechanics and good technique.
  • Oversaw the work of Physical Therapy Aides and students internees
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AA
Physical Therapist Assistant
BA
Health Care Administration
9

Physical Therapy Assistant

Worked with patient on Mobility, Strengthening and Range of Motion at scheduled appointments

  • Rotated between inpatient and outpatient environment quickly and efficiently depending on the needs of the day.
  • Educated the patient passionately about proper techniques on how to recover from injury or surgery.
  • Taught patients about the function of particular muscles such as scooting in and out of a car and why the need to improve muscle.
  • Met with patients at Brighton Recreation Center for one on one sessions of aqua therapy. While utilizing the healing properties of water instructed patients in unique exercises encouraging buoyancy to aid in increased mobility with ease in building healing process.
  • Ran a wellness program three mornings a week for over seven years for people with cardiac and or pulmonary issues.
  • Managed an Out Patient gym that employees eight Physical Therapists, one Occupational Therapist and two Physical Therapy Assistants. Assured the gym was stocked and organized at all times.
  • Functional in EMR Electronic Medical Records for over three years.
  • Certified in CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
14
years
at this job
AAS
Associate of Applied Science
10

Physical Therapy Assistant

Treated Patients under the supervision of a licensed Physical therapist ensuring and enhancing patient safety in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.

  • Performed patient treatment after patient observation, interviews, and administration of standard measures and Tests, implemented established treatment plans and programs with short and long term anticipated functional outcomes along with progressing individual PT treatment programs.
  • Clinical rotations in out patient, Inpatient (ICU, NICU, CCU), Pediatrics, Geriatrics providing treatments for a wide variety of Orthopedic (Musculoskeletal conditions, Hip/Knee replacements, Amputations), Neurological (CVA) conditions.
  • Communicated with MD's, RPT's, and other medical professional concerning patient's status, progress and services and needs.
  • Able to work independently or as a member of a team
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
BA
Physical Therapy

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