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  • 1) Prepares patients for physical therapy treatments, assists PHYSICAL THERAPIST or PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT during administration of treatments, and provides routine treatments: Assists patients to dress, undress, and put on and remove supportive devices, such as braces, splints, and slings, before and after treatments.

  • 2) Secures patients into or onto therapy equipment.

  • 3) Safeguards, motivates, and assists patients practicing exercises and functional activities under direction of professional staff.

  • 4) Provides routine treatments, such as hydrotherapy, hot and cold packs, and paraffin bath.

  • 5) Transports patients to and from treatment area.

  • 6) Cleans work area and equipment after treatment.

  • 7) May record treatment given and equipment used.

  • 8) May inventory and requisition supplies and equipment.

  • 9) May adjust fit of supportive devices for patients, as instructed.

  • 10) May be assigned to specific type of treatment or patient service and be designated Physical Therapy Aide, Hydrotherapy; Physical Therapy Aide, Transport.




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DOT:   355.354-010

Job Number: 7427