Obtaining a Physical Therapy Aide Distance Diploma

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Can I train to be a Physical Therapy Aide by distance learning?

Obtaining a Physical Therapy Aide Distance Diploma

Physical Therapy Aides are expected to find a whopping 46 percent job rate growth between 2002-2012! Stratford Career College based out of Quebec offers a self-paced, print-based Physical Therapy Aide diploma. The Physical Therapy Aide diploma may be completed in as little as six months, but a student may take a full three years to complete this credential. A high school diploma or country specific equivalent is required to enter the Physical Therapy Aide diploma program.

What's involved for Physical Therapy Aide training?

The Curriculum for Stratford's Physical Therapy Aide diploma is made up of:

  • Medical terminology
  • Physical therapy modalities
  • Patient preparation
  • Scientific aspects of therapy
  • Safety issues
  • Legal issues
  • Medical records
  • Communication with patients
  • Career opportunities

Where do Physical Therapy Aides work?

  • Physicians offices
  • Nursing homes
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospital physiotherapy departments
  • Private physiotherapy clinics
  • Group homes
  • Work hardening centers
What do Physical Therapy Aides do?
  • Assist physiotherapists and physicians with intakes and client assessments.
  • Perform reflex tests
  • Assist with lift transportation
  • Help prepare physical therapy exercises
  • Assist with traction and ultrasound.
Stratford Career Institute offers full student services for both academic help and job placement. Students often secure work before finishing their diplomas!



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