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PTA Unit 1-2
Physical Therapy Profession in the Changing World
|What is Physical Therapy?
|Physical Therapy is a dynamic profession with an established theoretical base and widespread clinical applications in the preservation, development, and restoration of optimal function.
|What are various aspects of the The Model Practice Act?
|1. Examination 2. Treatment 3. Health Promotion and Wellness 4. Administration, Education, and Research
|What are some different practice settings of physical therapy?
|IP, OP, SNF, Ortho, Neuro, Pulmo, Acute, Peds
|What disease prompted the need for rehabilitation specialists?
|In which year was the APTA formed? What was the APA and when was it formed?
|Late 1940's (American Physical Therapy Association) Late 1930s (American Physiotherapy Association)
|What is the role of the FSBPT?
|To protect the public by providing service and leadership that promote safe and competent physical therapy practice. Licensing and Board Exam organization
|What happened in 1992 that improved the representation of PTAs in the APTA?
|1992 - PTAS hold office
|What is the name of the long term vision of the APTA?
|Vision 2020 and Beyond
|What is the role of the PTA?
|Certified/Licensed to assist the PT in selected components of the physical therapy treatment intervention.
|Job duties of PTAs
|Intervention implementation Training pts. in excercises and ADLs Data collection/documentation Reporting to PT on patient responses Discharge planning Equipement & supply prep/maintenance Attend patient conferences
|What are the core values of the APTA?
|Accountability, Altruism, Compassion/Caring, Excellence, Integrity, Professional Duty, Social Responsibility