The Physical Therapist is directly responsible for the initiation and performance of all physical therapy treatment and other rehabilitation services provided to acute care patients. The therapist is responsible for initial evaluations, patient care documentation, physical therapy aide and physical therapy assistant supervision and miscellaneous non-patient care requirements.
- Graduate of an approved school of Physical Therapy, BS or MS Degree.
- Licensed by the State of California as a Physical Therapist.
- Documented training in: Patient assessment and evaluation is required.
- Performing and interpreting diagnostic and measurement to assess pathophysiological, patho-mechanical, electrophysiological, ergonomic, and developmental deficits of bodily systems to determine diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention.
- Planning, administering, and modifying therapeutic interventions that focus on posture, locomotive, strength, endurance cardiopulmonary function, balance, coordination, joint mobility and flexibility, pain, healing, repair and functional abilities in daily living skills.
- Membership in the American Physical Therapy Association.
- Membership in the California Physical Therapy Association.