Momentum at South Bay
Physical Therapy Assistants
Physical Therapy Assistants are certified/licensed professionals who evaluate, plan, direct and administer medically prescribed Physical Therapy programs in outpatient or inpatient facilities to restore function and prevent disability following disease or injury or loss of body part under the direction and supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist.
Physical Therapy Assistants can perform administrative duties; participate in department Performance Improvement, Infection Control and Safety Educational programs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Physical therapist assistant (PTA) education, obtained in a CAPTE-accredited two-year associate degree program, prepares graduates for taking the national licensure examination and entering the field of physical therapy with the required knowledge, skills, and behaviors of a PTA.
Graduate from an accredited Physical Therapy Assistant program, Associates’s degree preferred.
Current state licensure or license eligible in states where applicable; or certification as a physical therapy assistant/technician as determined by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).