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(leading to ExpertRating Physical Therapy Aide Certification).

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.

We'll begin by exploring the history of physical therapy and the relationships between physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy aides. You'll get training on 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 we'll devote some time to learning much of the language of PT. We'll then spend two lessons studying the body's 11 organ systems. You'll learn the names of the organs in each system, their main functions, and some common disorders.

Health care professionals must take extra care to avoid the spread of infection, so we'll go over that important subject. Along with infection control, you'll learn proper body mechanics and how to safely move patients. We'll also cover the normal gait cycle, and you'll learn how to help patients walk with assistive devices like walkers, crutches, and canes.

Physical therapists use physical agents like heat, cold, ultrasound, and electricity to treat many of their patients, so we'll explore these agents. You'll learn when PTs use them and important precautions. We'll move on to a discussion of exercise, and we'll spend a lesson studying the principles of strengthening, aerobic, and range-of-motion exercises.

We'll close with a study of balance and coordination disorders. You'll learn about the vestibular system—an important mechanism that helps you keep your balance. We'll also talk about treating children with developmental coordination disorder and developmental delays.

By the time you finish this six-week course, you'll have gained valuable knowledge and be well on your way to becoming an important member of the physical therapy team!

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Buy the ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Course- $129.99

This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Holly Trimble.


Holly Trimble

About the ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Course instructor : Holly Trimble has a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the University of Colorado and a master's degree in pediatric physical therapy from Boston University. She completed an additional 15 credit hours in education at the doctoral level. She taught math and science to sixth-graders for several years at a private school, and also worked as a private tutor for children with learning disabilities. She has lectured on health-related topics to all age groups, from school-age children to adults, and has been a guest speaker at colleges and universities including Wellesley College, Boston College, MIT, and Boston University. She is also an adjunct professor, teaching college-level anatomy and physiology courses online and in the classroom.

 Online Physical Therapy Aide  Course requirements: For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Course you need Internet access, e-mail, the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser. 

Buy the ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Course- $129.99

ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Course

(leading to ExpertRating Physical Therapy Aide Certification)

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When you choose the ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Course you can be sure that you are buying a premium International certification that is recognized by hundreds of employers and Government bodies in the US and other countries.

 With ExpertRating you get certified quickly online and you are equipped with a store house of information through the in-depth ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Courseware which has been developed by experienced Instructors.

 The ExpertRating Physical Therapy Aide Certification is by far the best value for money instructor led Physical Therapy Aide Program at $129.99.


Some Popular questions and answers about this ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Course & certification:

 How much does the Physical Therapy Aide Certification cost and what does it include?

You can buy this ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Course leading to Physical Therapy Aide certification at a special offer price of only $129.99 which includes the in-depth ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Courseware and exam fee. This is the best value for money Physical Therapy Aide Program available till date. You get the following services within the USD $129.99 fee.

 In-depth ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Courseware including scenarios and case studies.

 An instructor to guide you through the course and to whom you can direct your questions.

 World wide airmail delivery of the hard copy Physical Therapy Aide Certificate. The Physical Therapy Aide Certificate can be used to prove your certified status and does not mention the words "online".

 An online transcript that can be used to prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.

How do I get certified?

The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Course for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Courseware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final Physical Therapy Aide Certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the Physical Therapy Aide Certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your Physical Therapy Aide Certificate is mailed immediately.

What learning aids will I get?

The ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Course includes the following learning aids:

24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Course is also provided

A friendly instructor to answer your questions online

A discussion area to have your questions answered

Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter

Chapter assignments to help you practically use the Physical Therapy Aide that you will learn during the Physical Therapy Aide Course.

What is the final exam like?

The final exam is fully based upon the   ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Courseware that is provided along with the Physical Therapy Aide Certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all cptaters of the ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Courseware.

What are the course start dates?

ExpertRating instructor led courses commence every month, you can always choose a suitable date for your course commencement in any month. To see available course start dates, please click on the "Enroll now" button. All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.


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According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physical therapy professionals is projected to increase much faster than average.

Physical Therapy aides work under the guidance of a physical therapist or a physical therapist assistant. The main responsibility of a job is to move the patients to and from a treatment area and push them in a wheelchair or lend a shoulder to the patients to lean on. Physical Therapy aides also perform clerical tasks, answer the phone and fill out insurance forms. Physical Therapy aides are given preference if they have a Certification in CPR and other first aid, and clinical experience. However, they do not require a specialized training. They learn on-the-job.


The ExpertRating Become a Physical Therapy Aide Certification course will provide you details about the role and job responsibilities of a physical therapy aide.

ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Course Coverage (6 weeks program)  

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

This first lesson will introduce you to the profession of physical therapy (PT). You'll learn about the history of PT and how two wars and an epidemic created a need for this profession. To help you understand what makes PTs different from other health care professionals, this lesson will discuss the types of patients who need PT and the types of treatment PTs use. You'll understand the important difference between PTs, PT assistants, and PT aides as you come to understand the special role of PT aides.

Friday - Lesson 02

As a PT aide, you'll communicate with many different people, so this lesson will focus on the communication skills you'll need to help you communicate with your supervising PT, patients, and their families. You'll learn about some of the challenges you'll face when communicating with sick or injured people, and how to demonstrate the traits of empathy, respect, and patience. This lesson will also spend some time on SOAP notes—the method many medical personnel use to document their evaluations and patient treatments.

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

This very important lesson will help you stay out of trouble because it will discuss law and ethics for the PT aide. You'll learn the differences between law and ethics and why you must be concerned about both. This lesson will go over the American Physical Therapy Association's Code of Ethics, relating its principles to PT aides. It'll also talk about the American Hospital Association's A Patient's Bill of Rights so you'll know how you should treat patients in different situations. You'll want to understand both negligence and malpractice, so this lesson will cover those topics, too. Finally, it'll spend some time on the very important topic of patient confidentiality. You can face stiff penalties if you violate patient confidentiality, so this lesson wants to make sure you thoroughly understand this topic.

Friday - Lesson 04

Have you ever noticed that every profession has its own unique language? The health care profession is no different. As a PT aide, it's vitally important that you understand the language that PTs use, so this lesson will focus on that. It'll cover planes of the body and directional terms. You'll also learn the terms that define the body's major regions and body cavities. The movements of joints have special names, so this lesson will define them and share lots of graphics that demonstrate these movements. It'll finish with some other terms related to function and movement in the last chapter.

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

This lesson will begin its discussion of the body's organ systems. It'll go over how your body is organized, from atoms to an entire individual. This lesson will discuss the muscular, skeletal, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, and lymphatic systems. You'll learn about the organs in each of these systems, the jobs they perform, and disorders affecting these systems that are commonly treated by PTs.

Friday - Lesson 06

This lesson will continue its discussion of the organ systems. To start out, it'll go over how your organ systems are interrelated and how a problem with one system will affect the others. It'll then move on to a discussion of the integumentary (skin), digestive, urinary, respiratory, and reproductive systems. Just like in Lesson 5, you'll learn about each system's organs, function, and some common disorders. This lesson will finish with a discussion of the most important concept in human physiology—homeostasis. Homeostasis means the drive of your body to keep many different variables, like blood pressure and temperature, within a certain range. This lesson will tell you why this is so crucial and how you might be asked to monitor homeostasis while caring for patients.

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

This lesson will start discussing specific safety issues, focusing on infection control. Anyone working in healthcare must understand the meaning of infection, its causes, and how its spreads. To help you understand this, this lesson will discuss the chain of infection and what you can do to break that chain so infection doesn't spread from one person to another. This lesson will spend some time on an infection called MRSA because it's so common and dangerous. Since proper hand hygiene is the most effective way to stop infection from spreading, it'll go over the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines. This lesson will also talk about patient-care equipment, environmental control, and the role of vaccinations.

Friday - Lesson 08

This lesson will discuss important safety issues again, but this time, instead of infection, it'll focus on proper body mechanics and safe patient transfers. Body mechanics means the posture of your body and how you move it. You must understand proper body mechanics to protect yourself from injury. This lesson will start out with a discussion of the anatomy of the spine since the spine gets hurt most often when one ignores proper body mechanics. It'll talk about proper posture and the importance of paying attention to your center of gravity. This lesson will also go over a list of principles for using proper body mechanics and guidelines for moving patients in a variety of different situations. It'll end with a discussion of lifting machines, which PTs now commonly use to transfer patients.
This final lesson will explore balance, coordination, and developmental delays. It'll focus on children, although the information will be helpful if you're treating adults, too. You'll learn about a special sensory system called the vestibular system and how important it is for maintaining balance. This lesson will give you examples of activities PTs use to treat children with balance problems, and you'll learn about the adaptive response—something PTs continually look for when treating children. This lesson will move on to a discussion of developmental coordination disorder, and you'll learn how important it is for professionals to properly diagnose this condition. This final lesson will end this course with the subject of developmental delays. You'll learn about developmental milestones and how PTs treat children who fail to meet those milestones. It'll also discuss how PTs use developmental activities with adults who have sustained traumatic brain injuries.


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