Occupation Information for Physical Therapists in 53207 within 50 miles.

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description

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

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Currently Employed: 5,710

Projected Annual Job Openings: 310

Typical Hourly Wage: $39.61 - $51.04

Typical Annual Salary: $82,380 - $106,170

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry:Doctoral or professional degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation:No work experience

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation:No on-the-job training

typical job duties
  • Plan, prepare, or carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve, or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain, or prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
  • Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response, and progress in patient's chart or enter information into computer.
  • Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatments to achieve maximum benefit.
  • Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home.
  • Confer with the patient, medical practitioners, or appropriate others to plan, implement, or assess the intervention program.
  • Administer manual exercises, massage, or traction to help relieve pain, increase patient strength, or decrease or prevent deformity or crippling.
  • Obtain patients' informed consent to proposed interventions.
  • Direct, supervise, assess, and communicate with supportive personnel.
  • Test and measure patient's strength, motor development and function, sensory perception, functional capacity, or respiratory or circulatory efficiency and record data.
tools & technology
Tools:
  • Balance beams or boards or bolsters or rockers for rehabilitation or therapy
  • Cognitive or dexterity or perceptual or sensory evaluation or testing products
  • Patient care beds for specialty care
  • Pivotal traction therapy supplies
  • Work table or station for rehabilitation or therapy
Technology:
  • Accounting software
  • Action games
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Medical software
  • Word processing software