Plans, organizes, implements and documents specific treatment programs for patients of varied ages and disabilities, according to the principles and practices of physical therapy in collaboration with the healthcare team.
- Obtains pertinent medical and social history.
- Performs thorough and accurate evaluations using techniques to objectively measure physical and functional status.
- Determines functional and measurable short and long term goals and designs an appropriate treatment program.
- Considers discharge options at time of initial evaluation.
- Performs treatment as outlined in the initial evaluation.
- Modifies treatment as necessary, updates goals and re-evaluates discharge plans throughout the course of treatment.
- Graduate of an accredited curriculum with a minimum of a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
- For individuals who completed appropriate Physical Therapy education prior to 2015, with a valid Physical Therapy license in the state of practice or proof of license eligibility, a Bachelor’s degree or greater in Physical Therapy will be accepted in lieu of the Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree.