Objective: The Physical Therapy Technician program is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the important role a physical therapy technician contributes to the rehabilitation team. Students will learn to perform all the duties and responsibilities required to carry out the non-technical duties of physical therapy, which include both clinical and administrative functions. The student will learn how to deal with a variety of patients, schedule appointments, as well as patient billing, and filing electronic health records.
Class Schedule: Classes are offered at Texas Health School during the morning 08:00AM-01:50PM Monday through Friday, and evening 06:00PM-09:50PM Monday through Thursday.
Some of the classes you will take in the physical therapy technician program are:
Anatomy & Physiology
The students will learn how to identify the structures and functions of the human body. This includes the skeletal system, muscular system, cardiovascular system, nervous system, special senses and the integumentary system. The students will learn how to identify the structures and functions of the reproductive system, immune system, endocrine system, urinary system, respiratory system, and digestive system.
This course introduces students to the basic principles of kinesiology, the mechanics of human movement. Students will study specific muscle actions and coordinated movements with emphasis on the upper and lower body.
Students will learn the therapeutic exercise routines for clients in the physical therapy rehabilitation industry utilizing VHI exercise kits in areas of geriatrics, occupational therapy, fitness and strength training, pediatrics, and outpatient rehabilitation. These therapeutic exercises include balance, ballistic stretching, continuous passive motion (CPM), dynamic balance, isometric and isotonic exercises, and static balance. Students will learn the limits of stability and exercising beyond the normal levels leading to biological improvements.
This course provides students with in-depth knowledge of pathologies related to body systems: integumentary, endocrine, cardiovascular, nervous, lymphatic, gastro-intestinal, respiratory, muscular, skeletal, reproductive, and urinary. It will also cover diseases, disorders, and pathology of the related body systems. Students learn how to recognize and learn to care for clients with these difficulties.
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The Physical Therapy Technician Program Includes the following:
- Introduction to Physical Therapy
- Medical Terminology
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Conditions & Therapeutic Treatment
- Kinetic Exercises
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR certificates)
- Patient Care & Safety
- Medical Records
- Electronic Health Records
- Employment Preparation
A graduate of this program will be qualified to obtain an entry level job as a Physical Therapy Technician in Physical Therapy Clinics, Occupational Therapy Clinics, Home Health Care Agencies, Nursing Home, Hospitals, Fitness Centers, Orthopedic and Chiropractic Offices, and Sports Medicine Clinics.