To learn more about the career of physical therapist
assistant and the education and training it requires, here are some places to turn:
Economic and clinical forces are transforming the role of physical therapists
in hospital inpatient and outpatient settings.
Music teaches private practice physical therapists
how to meet this quota by sharing with them sources of effective marketing techniques for increasing patient visits.
Alaska Regional employs five full-time physical therapists
, one part-timer and one assistant, (a year earlier, it was three physical therapists
and two physical therapist
assistants) according to Kjerstin Lastufka of PR/Marketing.
The American Physical therapy Association's vision is that by the year 2020, the vast majority of practicing physical therapists
will possess a DPT degree.
In California, though, the state requires adult day care to have a physical therapist
available, if not on staff.
This national professional organization represents physical therapists
, allied personnel, and students.
Of particular importance to the physical therapist
is the individual's ability to apply any necessary splints, braces, or other assistive devices necessary for maintaining function and independence.
A physical therapist
is the professional of choice when it comes to assessing, evaluating and treating musculoskeletal impairments in all areas of the population," he says.
and Canada contribute 34 chapters to a text providing physical therapist
assistant students and clinicians with clear, concise recommendations for evidence-based physical therapy interventions for patients with any physical therapy diagnosis.
So, I asked myself, "Am I a physical therapist
when I go for a walk?
Marika Molnar, a New York physical therapist
at Westside Dance Physical Therapy, notes that dancers who wear pointe shoes all day are taking a risk, because the sweat that accumulates softens the shoe, causing the foot to sink and the posterior ankle to jam.