2017 Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides
Median Pay: US$42,980
Entry Level: See How to Become One
Summary
Physical therapist assistants, sometimes called PTAs, and physical therapist aides work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses regain movement and manage pain.
Duties

Physical therapist assistants typically do the following:

  • Observe patients before, during, and after therapy, noting patient status and reporting it to a physical therapist
  • Help patients do specific exercises as part of the plan of care
  • Treat patients using a variety of techniques, such as massage and stretching
  • Use devices and equipment, such as walkers, to help patients
  • Educate a patient and family members about what to do after treatment

Physical therapist aides typically do the following:

  • Clean treatment areas and set up therapy equipment
  • Wash linens
  • Help patients move to or from a therapy area
  • Do clerical tasks, such as answering phones and scheduling patients

Physical therapist assistants help physical therapists provide care to patients. Under the direction and supervision of physical therapists, they treat patients through exercise, massage, gait and balance training, and other therapeutic interventions. Physical therapist assistants record patients' progress and report the results of each treatment to the physical therapist.

Physical therapist aides work under the direct supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. They usually are responsible for keeping the treatment area clean and organized, and preparing for each patient's therapy. They also help patients who need assistance moving to or from a treatment area. In addition, aides do a variety of clerical tasks, such as ordering supplies, scheduling treatment sessions, and filling out insurance forms. The types of tasks that physical therapist aides are allowed to perform vary by state. Contact your state licensing board for more information.

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Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
PeaceHealth is seeking a Physical Therapist - Home Health for a 0.8 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.Req ID: 169744PeaceHealth Sacred Heart's Home Health team is seeking a passionate Physical Therapist to help our...
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Occupational Therapist / OTR - Part Time - R0007685

Type: Part Time
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Kansas City, MO

Occupational Therapist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Hacienda Healthcare Skilled Nursing Facility is looking for a PRN Occupational Therapist that can treat patients with an array of diagnoses. We are in need of a positive, energetic therapist that is looking to make a difference in the lives of children and adults. The therapist should be flexible,...
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Physical Therapist I - PT - Rehab Services

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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PT Physical Therapist - Tuition Repayment

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
About our Client:We are one of the largest and most successful contract rehabilitation companies in the country. With operations at more than 1,400 locations in 42 states, and more than 8,400 employees, our therapists provide rehabilitation services primarily to residents of skilled nursing...
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Physical Therapist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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PT Physical Therapist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
About Our Client:MissionOur mission is to provide the highest quality of rehabilitation services to our clients and patients. In the communities we serve, we strive to achieve optimal customer partnerships with cost-effective, responsive operational excellence; supporting them in realizing their...
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PT Physical Therapist - Tuition Repayment

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
About our Client:We are one of the largest and most successful contract rehabilitation companies in the country. With operations at more than 1,400 locations in 42 states, and more than 8,400 employees, our therapists provide rehabilitation services primarily to residents of skilled nursing...
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PT Physical Therapist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
About our Client:We are one of the largest and most successful contract rehabilitation companies in the country. With operations at more than 1,400 locations in 42 states, and more than 8,400 employees, our therapists provide rehabilitation services primarily to residents of skilled nursing...
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Physical Therapist - Inpatient Rehabilitation

Type: Part Time
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Physical Therapist / PT - PRN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
OverviewIf you are looking for an exciting career opportunity with a national leader of personalized health care – this is your chance to join us at Intrepid USA! We are a national company with a local perspective, and working with us, you'll find that what we do is all about what matters the...
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North Charleston, SC

Physical Therapist PT RPT SNF PRN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Physical Therapist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Chula Vista, CA

Physical Therapist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Physical Therapist - Korean Language a Must

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Carrollton, TX

Physical Therapist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Long Beach, CA

Physical Therapist / PT - PRN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Physical Therapist / PT - Full Time

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Elizabethtown, KY

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Type: Part Time
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Physical Therapist, Home Health

Type: Part Time
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