At completion of the PTA Program the student will:
- Perform in a safe manner that minimizes the risk to patient, self, and others.
- Demonstrate expected clinical behaviors in a professional manner in all situations.
- Perform in a manner consistent with established legal standards, standards of the profession, and ethical guidelines.
- Adapt delivery of physical therapy services with consideration for patients’ differences, values, preferences, and needs.
- Communicate in ways that are congruent with situational needs.
- Participate in self-assessment and develops plans to improve knowledge, skills, and behaviors.
- Demonstrate clinical problem solving.
- Perform selected therapeutic exercises in a competent manner.
- Apply selected manual therapy, airway clearance, and integumentary repair and protection techniques in a competent manner.
- Apply selected physical agents and mechanical modalities in a competent manner.
- Apply selected electrotherapeutic modalities in a competent manner.
- Perform functional training in self-care and home management and application and adjustment of devices and equipment in a competent manner.
- Produce quality documentation in a timely manner to support the delivery of physical therapy services.
- Participate in the efficient delivery of physical therapy services.
Physical Therapist Assistant Clinical Performance Instrument
American Physical Therapy Association 2009