Physical Therapy Assistant @ St. Lawrence Health System - Potsdam, NY

Physical Therapy Assistant

Job Summary:
Under the guidance of the physical therapist, administers physical therapy programs for patients to restore function, relieve pain & prevent disability. Adheres to the professional standards of CPH and the American Association of Physical Therapists.

Core Responsibilities:
1. Administers patient treatment plan involving application of physical therapy techniques and modalities as indicated and under the supervision of the physical therapist. Monitors response and progress to update and discusses modifications to the treatment plan with the physical therapist in order to meet patient goals. Consults with the physical therapist, physician and other health care personnel regarding treatments.

2. Instructs patients and family members / caregivers in physical therapy procedures and self-care techniques. Assists with discharge planning and documentation to provide discharge instructions and maintain post-discharge continuity of care.

3. Evaluates and records effects of treatments, response, and progress. Incorporates quality improvement strategies in clinical practice. Documents additional information that is not performed during evaluation and treatment sessions.