- Performs relatively routine patient care with fundamental skills in clinical reasoning, problem-solving and treatment interventions;
- Examines, evaluates, and tests individuals with mechanical, physiological and developmental impairments, functional limitations, and disability or other health and movement-related conditions;
- Determines diagnosis of the physical impairments or movement-related functional limitations, prognosis, plan of therapeutic intervention and frequency/duration of intervention;
- Designs, implements, and modifies therapeutic interventions to alleviate movement-related impairments, functional limitations and disabilities. Interventions may include, but are not limited to, the following: therapeutic exercise; movement-related functional training; gait training, manual therapy including soft tissue and joint mobilization; therapeutic massage; airway clearance techniques; integumentary protection and repair techniques; debridement and wound care; and physical agent, mechanical and electrotherapeutic modalities;
- Evaluates for, recommends, applies and, as appropriate, fabricates movement- related assistive, adaptive, protective, prosthetic and supportive devices and equipment, and trains patients in their use;
- Integrates examination, evaluation, movement-related diagnosis, prognosis and intervention in a manner designed to maximize outcomes, and modifies treatment accordingly.
- Principles, methods, equipment and theory of the practice of Physical Therapy;
- Pathologies and injuries that result in physical impairment;
- Evaluation and treatment methodologies as applied to routine patient care.
- Develop, implement and adapt treatment programs;
- Evaluate patients and interpret clinical data and make clinical judgments;
- Write clearly and concisely;
- Communicate effectively with patients, staff, and other health professionals;
- Establish and maintain effective relationships with others.