Operates equipment and designs exercise programs in accordance with standard Physical Therapy practices. Administers physical therapy to walk-in ambulatory, general medical and surgical patients which involves the use of heat, cold, water, electricity, massage, therapeutic exercise to treat physical disabilities, injury and disease. Measures leg length discrepancy, active/passive joint, trunk range of motion, and girth circumference to determine muscle atrophy, swelling or effusion. Performs general evaluation tests related to strength and reflex assessment. Instructs patients in maximal heart rate determination, pulse monitoring, assesses blood pressure, and reviews precautions and contraindications prior to Initiating an aerobic exercise program. Provides direct therapeutic care to a diverse patient population, including both ambulatory, non-ambulatory and critically ill patients.
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