Physical Therapy Assistant: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:16)
Martin's main job is to follow the plan of care created by a licensed physical therapist and to assist patients with modalities, gate, exercise, and pain control
Physical Therapy Assistant: Career Beginnings (00:39)
Two weeks of shadowing is required to qualify for the physical therapist assistant program, this is followed by rotations at different facilities.
Physical Therapy Assistant: Keys for Success (00:36)
Patient communication is an important aspect of physical therapy.
Physical Therapy Assistant: Education and Certification Requirements (01:24)
Martin started with applied science courses. CPR certification is required for this position as well as a license from the state board.
Physical Therapy Assistant: Workplace Atmosphere (01:01)
Physical therapy assistants are able to travel or can belong to a specific hospital.
Physical Therapy Assistant: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:53)
Math, science, biology, and physical education courses are important to take for this position. Most hospitals offer volunteer programs.
Physical Therapy Assistant: A Day on the Job (01:15)
A supervising physical therapist relays the patient's plan to the assistants. A variety of patients are seen throughout the day.
Physical Therapy Assistant: Industry Goals and Services (00:40)
A focus on the patient's recovery and independence is the main goal for this career.
Physical Therapy Assistant: Industry Challenges (01:31)
Insurance reimbursement and limiting state laws are the largest challenges faced by physical therapist assistants.
Physical Therapy Assistant: Looking at the Future (00:53)
Pain control and alternatives to pain medications is growing in this position.
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