Physical Therapy Aide (Free Online Course With Diploma) Alison Free Online Learning
This course teaches you how to help patients improve their mobility and manage pain and other chronic conditions. A physical therapist aide plays an essential role in helping patients recover from injuries. This course identifies the function of different parts of the human body and provides techniques to help them to recover and strengthen. Physical therapists require these skills and we explain how aides support them in this important work.
This Free Online Course Includes:
- 5-6 Hours of Learning
- CPD Accreditation
- Final Assessment
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This course begins with an overview of the history of physical therapy and lays out the differences between a physical therapist and a physical therapy aide. We describe career opportunities and outline the skills required to complete the daily work of a physical therapist and therapy aide. We provide some important medical technology and examine the general equipment used in physical therapy before explaining the use of orthotics. We also study the treatments for common medical disorders, including elbow range of motion (ROM) impairment and different forms of modality and ways to increase mobility, like ice massages.
The course then investigates the basic structure and function of the human body, including the different types of muscle tissue and common cardiopulmonary pathologies. We lay out the difference between the axial and appendicular skeleton. We then show you how to correctly turn and position the patient and include tips for lifting and ‘scooting’ transfers. You will also learn about pressure ulcers and bed mobility. Finally, we cover therapeutic exercise techniques, agents and modalities ranging from the use of crutches to hydrotherapy.
You can protect yourself and your patients from injury by learning the different methods for transferring them to and from chairs, beds and wheelchairs. The different therapeutic exercises provided by this course can help your patients to recover and regain full use of their bodies. This course describes the day-to-day work of a therapy aide and the traits that might make you good at this rewarding job so sign up to gain a valuable new skill that can enable you to help others.
Introduction to Physical Therapy
This module introduces you to physical therapy including the history of physical therapy and the difference between a physical therapist and a physical therapy aide.
Career Opportunities and Skill Sets
In this module, you will learn about career opportunities and skill sets involved in the role of a physical therapist. You will also learn about the day-to-day work of a therapy aide.
In this module, you will learn about medical technology as well as general equipment used in physical therapy and what Orthotics is used for.
Treatment of Common Medical Disorders
In this module, you will learn about treatments for common medical disorders including various ranges of motions, such as elbow ROM, and different forms of modality such as ice massages.
Diploma in Physical Therapy Aide - First Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Basic Structure and Function of the Human Body
This module teaches you about the basic structure and function of the human body including different types of muscle tissue, common cardiopulmonary pathologies, and the difference between the axial skeleton and the appendicular skeleton.
Turning and Positioning the Patient
In this module, you will learn about Turning and Positioning the Patient including tips for lifting and methods for scooting transfers. You will also learn about pressure ulcers and bed mobility.
Therapeutic Exercises, Agents and Modalities
In this module, you will learn about therapeutic exercises, agents and modalities ranging from the use of crutches to hydrotherapy.
Diploma in Physical Therapy Aide - Second Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
What You Will Learn In This Free Course
- Outline the history of physical therapy.
- List the different facilities in which a physical therapy aide can work.
- Explain the terms for positions and orientation of the patient and describe those positions.
- Identify the range of motion for different joints in the body.
- Describe neurological illnesses that physical therapy can help alleviate.
- Discuss different methods for transferring a patient to and from chairs, beds, wheelchairs, etc.
- Employ equipment to assist with gait training.
- Identify the correct body mechanics for lifting activities.
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Physical Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapy hurts before it makes the individual feel better. Physical Therapist Assistants encourage and inspire their clients to take a challenging journey, making it possible to achieve what felt impossible.
Imagine that you are old and weary, and with every step, you feel your bones creaking. Imagine having gone through a horrific accident and falling into despair as you mourn the physical capability you have lost.
The simple act of caring is in and of itself heroic. Care Aides who strive to fulfil their client’s needs even before they are voiced, belong to the select group of empathetic superheroes.
Adapted Physical Education Specialist
To paraphrase Jesse Jackson, inclusion is not simply a way to elevate your social status. If done correctly, as Adapted Physical Education Specialists strive to, it can help individuals with a range of disabilities develop strength, skills, and well-being, along with a healthy sense of purpose.