Physical Therapy (D.P.T)
The Physical Therapy Program
- Physically move or support patients/clients/classmates/equipment in a variety of situations and safely and skillfully supervise/instruct the movement/support of patients/clients/classmates utilizing a minimally trained technical support person.
- Demonstrate the ability to observe and practice universal precautions.
- Demonstrate the ability to perform emergency first aid and Health Care Provider CPR (American Heart Association BLS, including defibrillator).
- Safely and reliably read meters, dials, and printouts.
- Manipulate and operate examination and intervention equipment, monitoring devices, and computers.
- Demonstrate appropriate body mechanics and react safely and appropriately to sudden or unexpected movements of patients/clients/classmates.
- Demonstrate the ability to work in an environment which requires significant physical activity and mobility throughout the workday and which does not compromise patient or therapist safety.
- Hear and comprehend the spoken word and auditory signals from equipment.
- Write legibly and clearly by hand and by computer.
- Safely, reliably, and efficiently perform appropriate examinations and interventions. See appendix for listing of sample (incomplete) examinations and interventions, listed by program.