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


Career Opportunities

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  • Ophthalmic Technician - VitreoRetinal Consultants of New York

    We proudly offer: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k, Certification reimbursement, and a promote-from-within policy. We reward the hard work of our employees with exciting company events, Bowling, Holiday Party, and a generous referral bonus! FULL TIME OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN position for large multi-office Ophthalmology (Retina) practice. Vitreoretinal Consultants, one of the largest providers of Retina specialty is seeking an Ophthalmic Scribe/Technician to work in our Westbury, Great Neck and Rockville Centre, NY office. In this patient facing role, you will be an important part of the team whose job is to support and deliver exceptional patient care to our patients. This position requires dedicated individuals who enjoy working with patients and doctors to provide exceptional patient care. we are willing to train on many of the skills needed to become an Ophthalmic technician.

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