Assist physical therapists in carrying out complex procedures and programs. Perform routine treatment procedures in accordance with established protocols. Instruct patients in physical therapy activities, including use of equipment and home exercise program. Observe and report patient conditions; document treatment programs and patient progress. Conduct Biodex isokinetic testing and evaluation. Participate in casting and orthotic fabrication using plaster and aquaplast techniques. Participate in teaching PTA students as necessary.
Associates degree in a Physical Therapy Assistant approved program is mandatory.
Knowledge of durable medical equipment, orthotic and lower extremity evaluations, bracing and casting of orthopaedic injuries.
Current CPR and first aid certification.
One to two years of orthopaedic /sports experience is preferred.
Physical Therapist Assistant license from the State of Michigan is required.
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