The Physical Therapist organizes and conducts medically prescribed physical therapy programs with the goal being to restore function. The Physical Therapist attempts to prevent disability following disease/injury, while helping the patient reach his/her maximum performance while learning to live with the limits of his/her capabilities.
- Diagnostic Testing - Administers basic & complex diagnostic tests and evaluations in the area of Physical Therapy for the treatment of mobility disorders and related impairments
- Education - Teach & supervise graduate Physical Therapy students and/or clinical fellows/residents. Develops or contributes to innovative programs to enhance patient care. Serves as resource consultant to other clinicians in respective specialty area.
- Evaluation of Care - Analyzes results of diagnostic and or therapeutic testing to establish patient goals and or modify subsequent treatment programs. Identifies expected patient outcomes. Communicates relevant information to promote continuity of care.
- Implementation- Selects and applies current and advanced techniques to provide quality and efficient rehabilitative services. Provides habilitation/rehabilitation and maintenance of persons with mobility related impairments. Organizes and prioritizes care according to patient/family needs.
- Outreach/Community Involvement-Serves as resource to North Carolina government departments and statewide health professionals in specialty areas. Presents at local (university/hospital) or state level, participates in community health screening and events. Participates in the development of new clinical programs to meet emerging needs in conjunction with the clinical specialist and/or department director.
- Graduation from an accredited Physical Therapy program.
- Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy
- Successful completion of supervised clinical internship.
- Current license to practice as a Physical Therapist in North Carolina.