The Physical Therapist is responsible for performing initial patient evaluations, plans/implements treatment programs, monitors patient's progress towards treatment goals, directly communicates with referring physicians, and documents and completes daily charge tickets.
- Perform evaluation procedures including: range of motion, circumferential measurements of body parts, neurological and manual muscle testing, motor developmental assessment, and analysis of posture, gait, and functional activities.
- Interpret evaluation results to determine the degree of impairment, aid in differential diagnoses, and assist in establishing and revising the specifics of treatment.
- Plan treatment programs based upon the patient's complaint , physician referral, review of medical records, and evaluation results.
- Set appropriate goals for treatment to relieve pain, restore function, and prevent disability.
- Rule out contra-indications to treatment and recommend necessary changes.
- Licensed by the State of Illinois.
- Preferred to be a member of the American Physical Therapy Association but is not required.
- Current CPR certification per American Heart Association guidelines.