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 Rehabilitation Therapy Technician
Duties:

The Rehabilitation Therapy Technician program will prepare an individual for a position as a Rehabilitation Therapy Technician (P.T. Technician). P.T. Technician performs supervised routine task related to Rehabilitation Therapy service. Main form of Emphasis is on technical skills necessary to perform personal care to complex patient's preparation prior to examination and treatment by the Physical therapist with implementation of selected portions of care plan including, musculoskeletal, neurologic, pediatric, geriatrics, integumentary, respiratory cardiovascular rehabilitation services under the supervision of Licensed/registered Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Chiropractor. The Rehabilitation Therapy Technician Program will provide the student with the training needed to obtain employment in a rehabilitative setting, such as a rehabilitation centers, hospital, physical therapy clinic, skilled nursing home, school systems, or psychiatric facility. The Rehabilitation Therapy Technician works under the direct supervision of the licensed/registered physical therapist.

Program Info

Duration: 3 - 5 Months

Schedules: 

Morning: Monday - Friday

Morning: Monday - Thursday

Evening: Monday - Friday

Evening: Monday - Thursday 

Weekend: Saturday - Sunday

Weekend: Saturdays Only


Cost of Program Includes:

Books, National Certifications & Program Supplies

  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. 
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. 
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. 
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. 
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. 
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. 
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things. 
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. 
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders. 
  • Therapy and Counseling — Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance. 
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. 
  • Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
Skills
Knowledge
  • Instruct, motivate, safeguard, and assist patients as they practice exercises or functional activities.
  • Observe patients during treatments to compile and evaluate data on their responses and progress and provide results to physical therapist in person or through progress notes.
  • Confer with physical therapy staff or others to discuss and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying, or coordinating treatment.
  • Administer active or passive manual therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, aquatic physical therapy, or heat, light, sound, or electrical modality treatments, such as ultrasound. 
  • Measure patients' range-of-joint motion, body parts, or vital signs to determine effects of treatments or for patient evaluations. 
  • Communicate with or instruct caregivers or family members on patient therapeutic activities or treatment plans.
  • Transport patients to and from treatment areas, lifting and transferring them according to positioning requirements. 
  • Secure patients into or onto therapy equipment. 
  • Train patients in the use of orthopedic braces, prostheses, or supportive devices. 
  • Assist patients to dress, undress, or put on and remove supportive devices, such as braces, splints, or slings.
  • Clean work area and check and store equipment after treatment.
  • Fit patients for orthopedic braces, prostheses, or supportive devices, such as crutches. 
  • Monitor operation of equipment and record use of equipment and administration of treatment. 
  • Attend or conduct continuing education courses, seminars, or in-service activities. 
  • Perform clerical duties, such as taking inventory, ordering supplies, answering telephone, taking messages, or filling out forms. 
  • Perform postural drainage, percussions, or vibrations or teach deep breathing exercises to treat respiratory conditions.
  • Administer traction to relieve neck or back pain, using intermittent or static traction equipment. 
  • Prepare treatment areas and electrotherapy equipment for use by physiotherapists.
Program/Course Description:
National Certification (with this program):

Students eligible in this program are available for the following

National Certifications

    1. Physical Therapy Technician
    2. Restorative Care Assistant/Specialist
    3. Personal Trainer Speacialist
    4. CPR Certification
    5. First Aide Certification