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Physical Therapy Aide

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Physical Therapy Aide

This comprehensive Physical Therapy Aide Program prepares students for the growing field of physical therapy. The physical therapy aide is generally responsible for carrying out the non-technical duties of physical therapy, such as preparing treatment areas, ordering devices and supplies, and transporting patients, while working under the direction of the physical therapist. Furthermore, these workers assist physical therapists in providing services to help improve patient mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Physical therapy aides may be employed in nursing homes, hospitals, sports rehabilitation centers, and some orthopedic clinics.