Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and decrease or prevent deformity of patients suffering from disease or injury.
- Administer manual exercises, massage and/or traction to help relieve pain, increase the patient's strength, and decrease or prevent deformity and crippling.
- Conduct and support research and apply research findings to practice.
- Discharge patient from physical therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained and provide for appropriate followup care or referrals.
- Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
- Identify and document goals, anticipated progress and plans for reevaluation.
- Inform the patient when diagnosis reveals findings outside their scope and refer to an appropriate practitioner.
- Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home.
- Plan, prepare and carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
- Graduate of Accredited School of Physical Therapy required.
- Licensed Physical Therapist in the State of Florida required.