- Performs thorough biomechanical evaluations. Integrates and interprets evaluation findings and history. This evaluation may be administered independently or under referral from a physician or dentist.
- Develops and administers individual treatment plans for physical rehabilitation.
- Designs home treatment programs, counsels and educates patient, family, and/or caregiver on care and home treatment programs. May contact physical therapists at other facilities to report patient's status and progress at the time of discharge.
- Develops thorough documentation of initial patient evaluations, daily interim reports, discharge summaries, staffing reports, home exercise programs and reports to physicians.
- Makes recommendations for new equipment, assists in new program development, coordination and implementation.
- Makes recommendations and assists in and/or performs fitting of adaptive equipment and orthopedic appliances.
- Cleans, maintains, prepares, adjusts and operates physical therapy and rehabilitation equipment.
- Collaborates with the Medical Staff, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Social Services and other health care personnel in coordinating overall patient care program and schedules.
Graduation from a college or university with either a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Therapy, Master's degree in Physical Therapy, Post-graduate certificate in Physical Therapy, or Doctor of Physical Therapy.
Possession of license as a Physical Therapist issued by the Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy.