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Outpatient therapy

  1. 1.  Understanding Outpatient Therapy  Understanding the types of patients you will see in an Outpatient clinic.  Understanding PTA duties as an outpatient therapist and the nature of their work.  Understanding the treatments used in outpatient therapy.
  2. 2.  Outpatient therapy is the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of physical disabilities caused by disease or injury for patients that are not hospitalized
  3. 3.  Outpatient  A patient that is not hospitalized overnight but who visits a hospital, clinic, or an associated facility for diagnosis or treatment.
  4. 4.  About 40% of PTA’s in America are working in Hospitals or outpatient offices of Physical Therapists
  5. 5.  A PTA working in an outpatient clinic makes about $37,120 a year
  6. 6.  Improve mobility  Relieve pain  Limit/prevent permanent disabilities
  7. 7.  Patients involved in an accident  patients with arthritis  Patients with lower back pain  Patients with heart disease  Patients with fractures  Patients with head injuries  Patients that are pregnant
  8. 8.  Exercises  Massages  Electrical stimulation  Paraffin baths  Hot packs  Cold packs  Traction  Ultrasound
  9. 9.  A PTA needs to have an associates degree which is a two year degree.  Some continuing Education courses may be required.
  10. 10.  http://www.diversityworking.com/career/H ealthcare_- _Administrative/Physical_Therapist_Assistant s_and_Aides/Physical_Therapist_Assistant.ht ml  http://www.APTA.org  http://www.mdguidelines.com  http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Se ction=PTA_Resources1&Template=/Tagged Page/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=205& ContentID=23727
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