Physical Therapy Assistant


  • Provides physical therapy treatments according to the Physical Therapist’s treatment plan.
  • Assess patient health by interviewing patients; perform physical examinations; obtain, update and study therapy history.
  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient records.
  • Perform therapeutic procedures by administering manual exercises, ambulatory functional activities, and daily living activities; and in using supportive devices, such as crutches, canes and prostheses.
  • Instructs and counsels patients by describing therapeutic regimens; giving normal growth and development information; promoting wellness and health maintenance.
  • Provides continuity of care by developing and implementing patient management plans.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations; adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Maintains production objectives by noting current treatment trends; monitoring actual physical therapy services rendered to production objectives.
  • Maintains legal and accreditation compliance by adhering to policy positions concerning federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.


  • Completion of an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant program.
  • Current Illinois State Physical Therapist Assistant License.

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