Physical Therapy Aide and Rehabilitation Medicine

  • Barry Tech | Health Services | Physical Therapy Aide and
    Rehabilitation Medicine in Long Island

  • About This Course

    Physical therapy helps patients regain function and improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent permanent physical disabilities by restoring, maintaining, and promoting overall fitness and health. This entry-level course will prepare students to become part of a rehabilitation team. Students will assist in performing patient positioning and rangeof-motion exercises while developing an understanding of both applications. Students will learn theoretical concepts and practice skills, then move into a patient care setting where they will gain firsthand experience with patients and hone their skills.

  • Therapy Aides-in-Training Will Learn

    • How to treat many populations including children, athletes, the elderly and people with health-related conditions
    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Medical terminology
    • How to measure vital signs
    • Range-of-motion exercises
    • Use of canes, crutches and walkers
    • Massage therapy
    • Hot packs / ice applications and sports medicine
    • Stretches/strengthening exercises
    • Whirlpool therapy
    • Fitness, nutrition and weight control
    • Office duties

    Upon completion of the required training and exams, students will have the opportunity to be certified in CPR, Heart Saver/First Aid through the American Heart Association.

  • Course available: Grades 11–12
    Course length: 2 years/CDOS Eligible
    Location: Barry Tech


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