Physical Therapy Aide Job Description

Physical Therapy Aide Job Description

May 29th, 2019

Also known as a Physical Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy Aides help Physical Therapists during sessions. The Physical Therapy Aide also performs basic clerical duties.

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We are looking for a Physical Therapy Aide with excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for helping others. The Physical Therapy Aide will be responsible for guiding patients through exercises and assisting patients to and from the therapy area.

To be successful as a Physical Therapy Aide you must be relatively fit. A good Physical Therapy Aide has patience and compassion when working with patients who might be resistant.

Physical Therapy Aide Responsibilities:

  • Answer phone calls.
  • Schedule appointments.
  • Help patients to and from therapy areas.
  • Lift and move patients with mobility problems.
  • Guide patients through exercises.
  • Set up therapy equipment.
  • Sanitize therapy areas.
  • Change linen.
  • Massage or stretch patients' muscles.
  • Inform patients and their families about after-therapy treatment.
  • Monitor patients' progress during sessions.

Physical Therapy Aide Requirements:

  • Completion of a physical therapist assistant program.
  • Valid physical therapist assistant license.
  • Physical strength to lift and move patients.
  • Relative fitness levels.
  • Patience.
  • Compassion.
  • A high school qualification or equivalent.
  • Computer literacy skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

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