Physical Therapy refers to those careers involved in the mobility care of patients with impairments and disabilities. Physical Therapy practitioners strive to increase functional ability, quality of life and movement potential.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Educational Requirements: Associate's degree in Physical Therapist Assistant from an accredited program.
Valid State of Oklahoma Licensure in Physical Therapist Assistant.
Provides clinical patient care by administering appropriate treatment. Completes patient records in a timely manner. Provides instruction (teaching) to patients and/or family members.
Educational Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from an accredited program.
License Requirements: Valid State of Oklahoma License to Practice Physical Therapy.
Typical Duties: Provides clinical patient care by initiating and administering appropriate treatment, progressing patient treatment as appropriate, and carrying patient load that reflects productivity standards. Evaluates patients accurately. Plans appropriate treatment. Sets and meets functional goals. Revises and progresses treatment program as goals are met. Provides instruction (teaching) to patients and/or family members, as well as other healthcare providers.
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