Physical Therapy (PT) Aide
Description of PT Aide
Physical Therapy Aides work under the supervision of a physical (PT) therapist or physical therapy assistant (PTA). Treating a patient may include a variety of interventions by the PT or PTA including therapeutic exercises, functional training in both self-care and work reintegration, use of adaptive equipment, wound management, and the use of physical agents to aid the patient.
Note: Unlike a physical therapist or a physical therapy assistant, a PT aide does not provide direct patient care, but he or she helps enable treatment by providing support for those who do.
PT Aide Work Settings and Populations Served
Physical Therapist Aides can:
A person who is working as an OT Aide can move into the following positions with additional education: