P.T. aides' particular responsibilities vary by setting, but they are usually in charge of putting up equipment and keeping a clean and functional area for treatments and exercises. Patients who require assistance traveling from one place to another are also helped by P.T. assistants. They also take care of secretarial tasks like patient intake, liaising with recommending doctors' offices, and recording patients' replies throughout exercises.
Here are just a few of the duties of a PTAide:
- Assist with the patient intake process.
- Equipment preparation
- Putting together hot and cold packs
- Keeping track of patients
- Keeping track of patients' responses and progress
- Communicate with doctors' offices and hospital employees.
- Patient Transport
You will learn all the basics to build a strong foundation as a successful member of the rehab team. We cover many topics to help make you a well rounded PT Aide and Massage Therapist. We prepare you for the massage certification exam and give you the professional skills necessary to work in a busy physical therapy environment.
Rehabilitation through Physical Therapy is an ever growing practice and it still has a lot of growth to accomplish. Incorporating a team of trustworthy and knowledgeable Physical Therapy Aides is a virtue for the world of health and wellness. This information is spreading quickly, therefore the number of people interested in Physical Therapy is growing rapidly and you can be a part of the community too.
The skills you obtain here, combined with your passion to help others will make you a valuable member of the rehabilitation team. As the field of physical therapy and rehab has evolved, there has been a higher and higher use of manual therapy/massage interventions among our pool of employers. Because the fields are so interconnected, we include massage certification as part of the PT Aide program.
Many of the students and graduates of our physical therapist aide school have used the work experience they gained after completing our program to further their education and become Physical Therapy Assistants or Doctors of Physical Therapy. In addition to seeking higher credentials, many of our graduates use the massage certification to develop their clientele as an additional source of income. The possibilities are numerous with the solid start we provide in the rehabilitation industry.
Physical Therapy Aide graduates get the chance to work at many facilities that offer rehabilitative practices. Once on-site, PTA’s will get the opportunity to work under a Physical Therapist and assist them with clinical duties.
- Physical Therapy Offices
- Chiropractic Offices
- Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers
- Sports Medicine Facilities
- Medical Clinics
- Rehab Clinics
- Fitness Centers
The program can be completed in about 9 months!
Just a high school diploma and an eager mind. We will help you with the rest.
SOCHi is routinely enrolling for new classes. Please reach out to an admissions advisor today at (818) 980-8990 to see when you can start. The answer is usually soon!
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Fill out the registration form on this page or call us at (818) 980-8990 to start your journey to become a PTAide at our accredited Physical Therapy Aide School in Los Angeles!