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Physical Therapist-Kentucky (Occupation Licenses)
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION Provides physical therapy services or be a consultant to patients with or without referral. Uses selected knowledge and skills to plan, organize, and direct programs for individuals whose ability and function is impaired or threatened. Performs screening and evaluation, tests in aid of diagnosis as well as physical treatment with emphasis on the skeletal system, neuromuscular and cardiopulmonary function. Therapists may specialize and receive advanced practice certification. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS Must have satisfactorily completed all didactic and clinical portions of a Program in Physical Therapy accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy (CAPTE) and approved by the Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy. Minimal entry level is baccalaureate. EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS Contact the regulatory agency for application procedures...

Physical Therapist Assistant-Kentucky (Occupation Licenses)
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION Assists the physical therapist by performing physical therapy and related duties delegated by the physical therapist. Reports to and is supervised only by a physical therapist. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS Must have satisfactorily completed all didactic and clinical portions of an accredited associate degree level program in physical therapy which has been approved by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS Contact the regulatory agency for application procedures. Once approved by the Board as a candidate, the individual is scheduled to sit for the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) which is computer based and available in Kentucky at a Sylvan Learning Center in Louisville or Lexington. May not practice physical therapy until the examination has...

PHYSICAL THERAPIST-Utah (Occupation Licenses)
A physical therapist plans and administers medically prescribed physical therapy treatment programs for patients to relieve pain, restore function, and prevent disability.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT-Illinois (Occupation Licenses)
An individual licensed to assist and work under the supervision of a physical therapist in implementing patients' physical therapy treatment programs as established by the licensed physical therapist. Patient care activities provided by the physical therapy assistant do not include interpretation of referrals, evaluation procedures, planning of or major modifications of patient programs.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST-Texas (Occupation Licenses)
...muscle strength, joint integrity, respiratory and circulatory efficiency, and motor development in their patients. They may develop treatment on a team basis with physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, or speech pathologists to determine the course of treatment best suited for an individual. They also help disabled persons adjust to handicaps. Specialization include pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, sports injuries, neurology, and cardiopulmonary physical therapy. LICENSE, CERTIFICATION OR LEGAL REQUIREMENTS * specialized education and training * participation in continuing education program required for licensees * proof of licensure if already licensed by another state Examination * transcript and diploma required * computer-based national examination * board Jurisprudence examination Restrictions on Licensing * fraud in obtaining license * conviction of a felony * detrimental practice of physical therapy, including practicing without proper referral...

Physical Therapist Assistant PTA-Arkansas (Occupation Licenses)
Physical Therapist Assistants assist in the practice of physical therapy under the frequent, onsite supervision of a physical therapist. The physical therapist assistant may perform procedures as delegated by the licensed physical therapist assist the physical therapist in carrying out procedures and programs completely report to his supervisor the conditions, reactions, and responses related to his duties assemble, disassemble, and care for equipment and supplies transport patients record equipment and supplies and perform predetermined general office procedures. The physical therapist assistant cannot interpret physician orders or referrals, perform evaluation procedures, or assume responsibility for planning patient care. Requirements 1 Must be at least 18 years of age. 2 Must be of good moral character. 3 Must be a graduate of...

Physical Therapy Assistant-Missouri (Occupation Licenses)
An applicant for licensure shall be at least 19 years of age, furnish evidence of the board approved education requirements, be examined for physical fitness, and pass a board examination. Contact licensing agency for additional information

Physical Therapist Assistant-Nebraska (Occupation Licenses)
Occupational Description The practice of physical therapy includes the use of exercises and other treatments to  Restore physical function;  Promote fitness and health; and  Reduce the risk of injuries. Physical therapy is the care and services provided by or under the direction of a physical therapist. Physical Therapist Assistants assist physical therapists in the practice of physical therapy. Licensure Requirements The applicant must have reached the age of majority, have graduated from an accredited physical therapist assistant program, have passed the certification examination and have proof that the applicant is a citizen of the United States, an alien lawfully admitted into the United States who is eligible for a credential under the Uniform Credentialing Act, or a nonimmigrant lawfully present...

Physical Therapist-Florida (Occupation Licenses)
An individual who plans and administers medically prescribed physical therapy treatment programs for patients to relieve pain or prevent a disability after injury, disease, or the loss of a body part.

Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists (Industry)
This industry comprises establishments of independent health practitioners primarily engaged in one of the following 1 providing physical therapy services to patients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical functions and health status resulting from injury, disease or other causes, or who require prevention, wellness or fitness services 2 planning and administering educational, recreational, and social activities designed to help patients or individuals with disabilities, regain physical or mental functioning or to adapt to their disabilities and 3 diagnosing and treating speech, language, or hearing problems. These practitioners operate private or group practices in their own offices e.g., centers, clinics or in the facilities of others, such as hospitals or HMO medical centers.

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