Physical Therapy Technician Job Description

A physical therapy technician is a person who performs physical therapy tasks and exercises under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist.

A physical therapy technician is skilled in specific physical therapy exercises and techniques.

They may perform a great number of physical therapy tasks, such as helping a client with exercises, providing treatment and assistance to a client, and setting up for physical therapy sessions.

Physical therapy technicians most often work in outpatient centers, schools, and hospitals.

Hospitals often require a physical therapy technician to have an associate’s degree or certification.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Physical Therapy Technician to help patients with their exercises and to provide support during their therapy sessions.

Physical Therapy Technician Duties:

  • Perform physical therapy treatments under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist
  • Assist in preparation of physical therapy evaluations and treatment plans
  • Contribute to physical therapy treatment by conducting exercises and encouraging patients to do their exercises independently
  • Prepare and administer exercise programs
  • Co-ordinate physical therapy services with other team members
  • Help educate patients on recommended treatments
  • Perform other duties as assigned by a licensed physical therapist

Physical Therapy Technician Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing physical therapy treatment to patients, including documenting progress (if required)
  • Perform general office duties, including answering phones, making appointments, and completing other clerical tasks
  • Assist physical therapist with patient rehabilitation
  • Keep up-to-date on physical therapy techniques and research new treatment methods
  • Conduct customer surveys, follow-up on referrals, and manage patient records
  • Provide patients with education, motivational techniques, and home exercise programs
  • Plan patient visits, including scheduling appointments, managing patient files, and ordering supplies
  • Refer patients to specialists, other therapists, or physicians as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy, Exercise Science, or related field
  • 2+ years’ proven experience as a Physical Therapy Technician
  • Excellent communication and computer skills
  • Ability to develop and implement rehabilitation programs
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access)

We believe that a diverse and inclusive team is essential to the success of our company. We are committed to building a team that reflects the rich tapestry of our society. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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