You pride yourself on being patient, understanding and empathetic. Organized and dependable are words that describe you well; not to mention you’re a natural when it comes to working with others, and you enjoy being around people. Does that sound like you? If so, you might be a perfect candidate for our Physical Therapy Technology program. Our school empowers you to build on the skills and personality traits you already have, to help you enjoy a successful new career.
As you pursue your Certificate of Achievement in Physical Therapy Technology, Carrington College will work to provide you with the knowledge, experience and education necessary for you to feel confident performing tasks such as:
- Providing assistance and care for others
- Documenting and recording information
- Inspecting equipment, structures and materials
- Monitoring and reviewing processes in order to detect or assess problems
- Determining compliance with laws, regulations or standards
- Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships
Stretch your options with a career in Physical Therapy Technology
The Physical Therapy Technology program can be divided into two segments. You’ll spend approximately 50% of your time in the classroom setting and the other half will involve laboratory exercises, practical application, field trips and guest speakers. Throughout your education, there will be a significant amount of hands-on instruction. This ensures you have a better understanding of what an actual Physical Therapy Technology career will entail.
As a physical therapy technician, you will be caring for others, which is a responsibility that is important and admirable. It’s also one that requires proper training. To help you become confident in yourself and comfortable with the skills you’ll need, this program’s areas of study encompass:
- Customer and personal service
- Anatomy and physiology
- Therapy and counseling
- Psychology and pathologies
- Language structure and content (English)
- Medical terminology
- Therapeutic exercises and modality applications including electrical stimulation, massage, hydrotherapy, ultrasound and therapeutic exercises
Understanding the principles and processes for these topics will help you take what you learn here and apply it in the real world. After completing the program, you could work at a private clinic, chiropractic office or an inpatient or outpatient hospital setting. You may also be employable as a personal trainer after passing the Certified Personal Trainer exam administered by the National Federation of Professional Trainers. What you choose to do next is up to you. When it comes to your future and career, we like for you to have choices.
Making a difference in your life, and the lives of others
As a physical therapy technician, you can help people recover from illnesses and injuries. You play a crucial role in improving the lives of others. That alone, makes this career a very rewarding one. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, future medical developments should permit an increased percentage of trauma victims and newborns with birth defects to survive, which should create added demand for Therapy and rehabilitation services.1
To learn more about educational and career opportunities as a Physical Therapy Technician, contact one of our Enrollment Services Representatives.