The ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Course
(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
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.
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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!
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.
ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Course
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.
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In-depth ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Courseware including scenarios and case studies.
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World wide airmail delivery of the hard
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An online transcript that can be used to
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Physical Therapy Aide Certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the
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Physical Therapy Aide Certificate is mailed immediately.
What learning aids will I get?
ExpertRating Online Physical Therapy Aide Course includes the following learning aids:
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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
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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.
to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physical therapy
professionals is projected to increase much faster than average.
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.
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Coverage (6 weeks program)
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
Wednesday - Lesson 03
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.
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
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.