Key Competencies * Concern for Others * Integrity * Dependability * Cooperation * Attention to Detail * Adaptability/Flexibility * Self Control * Initiative * Stress Tolerance * Persistence
Representative Tasks * Instruct, motivate, safeguard, and assist patients as they practice exercises or functional activities. * Observe patients during treatments to compile and evaluate data on their responses and progress and provide results to physical therapist in person or through progress notes. * Administer active or passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, aquatic physical therapy, or heat, light, sound, or electrical modality treatments, such as ultrasound.
IndustryGovernment, Manufacturing, Mining Quarrying & Oil & Gas Extraction, Administrative & Support Services,
Job Family Healthcare Support
Sample Job Titles Certified Physical Therapist Assistant (CPTA), Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA), Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant, Per Diem Physical Therapist Assistant (Per Diem PTA), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Physical Therapist Assistant and Nurse Aide, Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), Physical Therapy Technician (Physical Therapy Tech), Physiotherapy Assistant, Rehabilitation Aide, Rehabilitation Assistant, Staff Physical Therapy Assistant.