Prepare for a rewarding career as a valued member of the physical therapy team while learning all about the human body, specific disorders, and the way physical therapists treat these disorders. You will explore the history of physical therapy and the relationships between physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy aides. You will learn how to communicate effectively with other health care professionals and patients. You’ll also come to understand the medical documentation that physical therapists use and principles of ethics and law that affect the PT aide.
Physical therapists often use words and terms that may be unfamiliar to you, so this course will devote some time to learning much of the language of PT. You’ll learn proper body mechanics and how to safely move patients. You will come to understand the normal gait cycle and how to help patients walk with assistive devices like walkers, crutches, and canes. You will also investigate various balance and coordination disorders. By the time you finish this course, you’ll have gained valuable knowledge and be well on your way to becoming an important member of the physical therapy team!
Duration: 3 Months
- Learn about the human body, specific disorders, and how physical therapists can treat these disorders
- Learn about proper body mechanics and how to safely help patients with range of motion
- Explore the history of physical therapy and identify the various functions carried out by working physical therapists
- Acquire needed skills for communicating with sick or injured people, and learn how to demonstrate the traits of empathy, respect, and patience as a PT
- Course Outline
Introduction to Physical Therapy
Communication for the Physical Therapy Aide
Ethics and Law for the PT Aide
The Language of Physical Therapy
Anatomy and Physiology: Part 1
Anatomy and Physiology: Part 2
Safety for the Physical Therapy Aide: Part 1
Safety for the Physical Therapy Aide: Part 2
Helping Patients Walk
Using Physical Agents
Use of Exercise: Part 1
Use of Exercise: Part 2
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- PC: Windows XP or later.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Course Fee: USD 120Now available at Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakstan and Sri Lanka