Pediatric physical therapy

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Pediatric physical therapy

  1. 1. Jordan McKittrick
  2. 2. Pediatric Physical Therapist Assistants  These therapists are specialized in the management of infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of developmental, skeletal, or acquired disorders/diseases.
  3. 3. Objectives:  Percentage of PTA’s in Pediatrics  Salary  Types of Patients and Treatments  Type of Training Needed
  4. 4. Percentage of Pediatric PTA’s Out of 90,000 active physical therapists in the U.S. Only 3% work in schools
  5. 5. Salary  Physical Therapist Assistant’s salary in a Pediatric-school setting can range from $25,000- $40,000; depending on years of experience.
  6. 6. Treatments Treatments focus on improving:  motor skills  balance and coordination  strength and endurance  cognitive and sensory processing
  7. 7. A Few of the Types of Patients include children with:  Cerebral Palsy: Disorder characterized by partial paralysis due to brain damage during prenatal development or during childbirth.  Spina Bifida: A birth defect in which the backbone and spinal canal do not close before birth.  Torticollis: When the head is tipped to one side, while the chin is turned to the other.
  8. 8. Spina Bifida Torticollis Cerebral Palsy
  9. 9. Job Training  A bachelor’s degree in physical therapy is the current minimum education requirement for this profession.
  10. 10. Resources  http://www.personnelcenter.org/pdf/physicalther ap.pdf  http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F %2Fwww.apta.org%2FAM%2FTemplate.cfm%3 FSection%3DWorkforce_Salaries_and_Stats%2 6Template%3D%252FMembersOnly.cfm%26Na vMenuID%3D455%26ContentID%3D71469%26 DirectListComboInd%3DD&h=fcc1aBuTWLxVg YQQbHSe56WKyvw  http://www.buzzle.com/articles/physical-therapy- assistant-salary.html

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