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Physical Therapy Associate Degree Explained

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    Physical therapist assistant procedures
    PTA Skills & Knowledge Gained

    • Taking a patientís vital signs
    • Administering the Heimlich maneuver
    • Mastery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

    Clinical kinesiology
    PTA Skills & Knowledge Gained

    • Ability to recognize a normal and abnormal patient gait
    • Proper muscle testing
    • Measuring joints

    Therapeutic exercise
    PTA Skills & Knowledge Gained

    • Developing exercise programs for a variety of medical conditions
    • Keeping patients safe during therapeutic exercises
    • Evaluating patientsí progress as they work through an exercise program

    Assistive Devices
    PTA Skills & Knowledge Gained

    • Choosing the right wheelchair for a patient
    • Understanding how patients use assistive devices such as walkers, crutches, and canes
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