Observe patients during treatment to compile and evaluate data on patients' responses and progress and report to physical therapist.
Schedule patient appointments with physical therapists and coordinate therapists' schedules.
Record treatment given and equipment used.
Train patients to use orthopedic braces, prostheses, or supportive devices.
Clean and organize work area and disinfect equipment after treatment.
Instruct, motivate, safeguard, or assist patients practicing exercises or functional activities, under direction of medical staff.
Secure patients into or onto therapy equipment.
Arrange treatment supplies to keep them in order.
Perform clerical duties, such as taking inventory, ordering supplies, answering telephone, taking messages, or filling out forms.
Transport patients to and from treatment areas, using wheelchairs or providing standing support.
Change linens, such as bed sheets and pillow cases.
Maintain equipment or furniture to keep it in good working condition, including performing the assembly or disassembly of equipment or accessories.
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, or heat, light, sound, water, or electrical modality treatments, such as ultrasound.
Measure patient's range-of-joint motion, body parts, or vital signs to determine effects of treatments or for patient evaluations.
Fit patients for orthopedic braces, prostheses, or supportive devices, adjusting fit as needed.
Participate in patient care tasks, such as assisting with passing food trays, feeding residents, or bathing residents on bed rest.