The Physical Therapist will have the opportunity to plans perform and direct physical therapy for handicapped persons, primarily children, and participates as a team member with physicians, parents and others in furthering the child's neuro-muscular development.
- Evaluate motor and development skills and explain results of evaluation to physicians, parents and teachers; determines goals for ongoing treatment.
- Instruct parents in activities and exercises which encourage development of skills or remediates or prevents problems.
- Organize and participate in children's clinics.
- Provide gait training to children, including helping them with the use of assisting devices such as walkers and crutches; provides wheelchair skills training.
- Assist patients with therapeutic exercises to improve strength, range of motion and balance.
- Determine the need for and fit of adaptive equipment such as standers, walkers, wheelchairs and other mobility and positioning devices.
- Must possess or be able to obtain registration as a physical therapist issued by the State of California.
- Must possess a valid driver's license.