physical therapist resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Enthusiastic Physical Therapist offering exemplary patient-sensitivity and 10 years of experience in a Home health care setting. Knowledgeable in a wide breadth of therapies and exercises. Known for keeping patients motivated and dedicated to treatment plans both in and out of therapy sessions.

  • Skilled in patient relations
  • Home health care expertise
  • Patient-focused therapy
  • Pediatrics knowledge
  • Charting and clinical documentation
  • Patient privacy
  • Patient management
  • Direct patient care
  • Adaptive to changing environments
  • EMR / EHR
10/2018 to Current Physical Therapist Fairview Health Services | Chisago Lakes, MN,
  • Performed modalities such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, matrix, myofascial release and spot massages to improve patient movement and functions.
  • Collected and documented patient vital signs and monitored telemetry.
  • Reviewed patient medical history and referral notes from other medical practitioners to understand health problems and suggest appropriate physiotherapy regimes to facilitate movement for daily activities.
  • Tracked and evaluated patient progress with respect to treatment goals.
  • Applied modalities such as manual, massage and exercise therapy to meet specific patient needs.
  • Evaluated effectiveness of treatment plans to modify plans accordingly.
  • Organized physical exercise sessions for patients.
  • Counseled patients on treatments and strategies for improving long-term well-being through targeted exercises.
  • Aided patients in handling pain caused by physical problems, disabilities and illnesses.
  • Updated and maintained charts to reflect on patient progress and treatments using Devero.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans for patients dealing with injuries, chronic conditions and disabilities.
  • Assisted patients in recovering from injury, illness, and accidents.
  • Taught chronic pain management techniques to assist patients in managing pain, including exercise, stretching and manual therapy techniques.
  • Conferred with staff to discuss and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying and coordinating treatment.
  • Demonstrated proper form and monitored patients during exercises.
  • Developed and implemented personalized fitness and therapeutic programs.
10/2017 to Current Physical Therapist Fairview Health Services | Columbia Heights, MN,
  • Designed therapeutic children's programs and educated parents.
  • Designed physical therapy programs individualized to meet children's specific needs.
  • Worked one-on-one with children.
  • Provided education to parents about at-home exercises to do with children.
  • Completed all medical documentation for provided pediatric physical therapy.
  • Completed evaluations and assessments of children.
  • Followed patient confidentiality laws at all times.
  • Assessed children's developmental progress, specializing in perceptual/sensory motor skills, fine motor skills and activities of daily living.
  • Worked with patients diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Mental Retardation and Articulation and Phonological Processing Disorders.
08/2019 to 04/2020 Physical Therapist Fairview Health Services | Vadnais Heights, MN,
  • Evaluated and assessed patients to establish measurable goals to promote restoration of functional abilities.
  • Counseled and made recommendations to patients, caregivers and families about communicative strategies and devices.
  • Directed patients in prescribed range of motion exercises and proper usage of braces or artificial limbs.
  • Performed and documented initial exams and determined appropriate diagnoses.
  • Maintained organized documentation and patient files.
  • Performed SOCs and Evaluation as weekend therapist.
  • Adhered to healthcare documentation protocol in charting patients' progress and updating departmental records using Home care home base.
  • Prescribed and demonstrated in-home exercises and therapies to ensure that patients maintained progress and physical health.
01/2010 to 11/2018 Physical Therapist Fairview Health Services | Minneapolis, MN,
  • Demonstrated clear written and oral communications skills when working with health care professionals, patients and caregiver.
  • Evaluated and treated wide range of conditions, including chronic and acute pain, disc prolapse, whiplash, dislocations, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, stroke and neuropathy's.
  • Planned and administered range of treatments and therapeutic exercise programs involving active and passive ranges of motion and muscle reeducation.
  • Exhibited courtesy, compassion and respect to patients, families, caregivers, visitors, physicians, administrators and co-workers.
  • Observed and recorded patients' responses to therapies and exercises to report to practitioners and recommend adjustments to treatment plans.
  • Used Kinnser, Devero,Home care home base, Axxess, Synergy to chart patients' progress and update departmental records with data according to healthcare documentation regulation.
  • Interpreted results and proposed intervention plans, including short and long-range goals, frequency and duration.
  • Taught patients how to live within limits of capabilities and celebrated successes.
  • Inspected physician referrals and determined appropriate evaluation procedures.
  • Accurately completed insurance and Medicaid billing and OASIS documentations in timely manner.
  • Conducted precise assessments of patient condition and functional abilities.
  • Communicated effectively with other care providers (physicians, nurses, business office, and medical records) to provide for continuity of patient care.
  • Tested and measured patients' strength, motor development and function, sensory perception, functional capacity and respiratory and circulatory efficiency.
  • Delivered home care physical therapy to home - bound patients.
  • Planned individually-designed treatment programs to restore, maintain and improve physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent disability.
  • Diligently observed patient safety, risk management and infection control policies and procedures at all times.
  • Educated patients and family members regarding diagnosis, injury prevention and therapeutic treatments.
Education and Training
Expected in 2012 to to Doctor of Physical Therapy | Physical Therapy Utica College, Utica, NY GPA:
Expected in 2009 to to Master of Science | Exercise Science and Sports Science Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, GPA:
Expected in 2007 to to Bachelor of Physical Therapy | Physical Therapy Vikas College of Physiotherapy, Mangalore, GPA:
Activities and Honors
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Member CERTIFICATIONS
  • Licensed RPT, State of Michigan
  • CPR certified through American Heart Association
  • BLS
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    • Utica College
    • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    • Vikas College of Physiotherapy

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