To assess, plan, organize and implement specialized physical therapy treatment programs for patients with acute and chronic diseases, injuries, disorders and disabilities to relieve pain, develop or restore physical function, wellness, fitness, quality of life as it relates to movement and health and to maintain maximum performance as prescribed by the referring clinician.
- Perform and document an initial patient exam using diagnostic and prognostic muscle, joint, nerve, and functional ability tests in order to identity dysfunction and determine a physical therapy diagnosis and establish plans and goals for treatment. Obtain patient’s consent to physical therapy plan of care and goals.
- Perform and document periodic re-evaluations and modify physical therapy programs to achieve maximum benefit.
- Plan, prepare and carry out individually designed physical therapy programs using appropriate interventions such as therapeutic exercise, modalities, manual therapy, education and self- management. Document per unit standards.
- Discharge patient from physical therapy when goals or desired outcomes are attained and provide for follow up care or referrals as needed. Document per unit standards.
- Delegate portions of physical therapy treatment to Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA) as appropriate and co-sign PTA notes.
- Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy or equivalent post Baccalaureate degree in Physical Therapy.
- Current licensure as a Physical Therapist in the State of Michigan.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Physical Therapist with concentration in advanced outpatient Orthopedic or Sports Medicine physical therapy practice.