Physical Therapist Aides


Under close supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant, perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing the patient and the treatment area.
Also called: Physical Therapist Aide (PTA), Physical Therapy Aide (PTA), Physical Therapy Technician, Rehabilitation Aide

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Health
  • therapy and counseling
  • medicine and dentistry
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Epic Systems
  • MEDITECH software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    associate's degree
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