physical therapy student resume example with 2+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
Professional Summary

Enthusiastic patient-centered Doctor of Physical Therapy, with both outpatient and inpatient clinical experience and a strong passion for working with the geriatric population to optimize their level of function to improve both the patient and caregiver lives. I emphasize fun interprofessional relationships to advocate for excellent patient and family member care.

  • Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Discharge Planning
  • Patient-focused therapy
  • Problem resolution
  • Organization
  • Critical Thinker
  • Patient advocate
  • Geriatric Care
  • Group therapy facilitation
  • Patient and caregiver education skills
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Communications
  • Team building
  • Relationship development
  • Passionate provider
  • Patient education and counseling
  • Documentation requirements
  • BLS training/First Aid/CPR
Work History
07/2018 to 08/2020
Physical Therapy Student Compass Physical Therapy City, STATE,
  • Conferred with staff to discuss and evaluate patient information for planning, modifying and coordinating treatment.
  • Taught chronic pain management techniques to assist patients in managing pain, including exercise, stretching and manual therapy techniques.
  • Coordinated daily activities of patients to support them in their individual care programs.
  • Provided treatment to patients suffering from sports-related injuries such as tennis elbow, sprained ankles, lumbar disc herniation's, and rotator cuff tear to prevent loss of mobility and return to functional activity.
  • Performed modalities such as electrical stimulation, myofascial release and spot massages to improve patient movement and functions.
  • Reviewed patient medical history and referral notes from other medical practitioners to understand health problems and suggest appropriate physiotherapy regimen to facilitate movement for daily activities.
  • Offered expert mobility assistance with physical support, wheelchairs and other strategies.
  • Updated and maintained charts to reflect on patient progress and treatment goals using WebPT.
  • Enforced safety procedures with all patients.
  • Evaluated effectiveness of treatment plans and implemented modifications.
  • Completed passive and active manual therapy techniques to help patients manage pain and related symptoms.
01/2020 to 03/2020
Physical Therapy Student Advanced Health Care City, STATE,
  • Provided direct physical therapy services in SNF settings.
  • Implemented treatment interventions to support individual objectives in daily living, self care tasks and vocational areas.
  • Administered standardized tests to assess nature of disabilities and limits of function and personal capacities.
  • Helped determine realistic treatment goals and adjusted steps based on patient progress and discharge planning.
  • Educated patients and families on conditions, treatments and home exercises.
  • Documented patient care in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Developed team communications for interprofessional patient centered care.
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
08/2019 to 11/2019
Physical Therapy Student North Canyon Medical Center City, STATE,
  • Contributed to rehabilitation of patients dealing with complex issues such as [Issue], [Issue] and [Issue].
  • Completed rounds with healthcare staff and made treatment/discharge recommendations.
  • Helped patients improve functional mobility by prescribing appropriate interventions.
  • Reviewed home environments prior to discharge and recommended improvements to meet specific needs.
  • Taught patients how to live within limits of capabilities and celebrated successes.
  • Observed and recorded patients' responses to therapies and exercises to report to practitioners and recommend adjustments to treatment plans.
  • Interpreted imaging results and proposed intervention plans, including short and long-range goals, frequency and duration.
  • Aided patients in adjusting to use of assistive devices such as walkers and crutches by performing demonstrations, administering manual exercise and providing motivation.
  • Demonstrated clear written and oral communications skills when working with health care professionals, patients and caregivers.
  • Planned and administered range of treatments and therapeutic exercise programs involving active and passive ranges of motion and muscle reeducation.
  • Evaluated and treated wide range of conditions, including chronic and acute pain, disc herniation, whiplash injury, TKR, THA, arthritis, Parkinson's, stroke and neuropathies.
Expected in 05/2020 to to
Doctor of Physical Therapy: Physical Therapy
Utica College - Utica, NY,
  • Elected to class president for Utica College DPT class of 2020 (2017-2020)
  • Member of Utica College Physical Therapy Society (2017-2020)
  • Member of APTA (2018-Current)
  • NYPTA Student Conclave Committee Member (2018-2019)
  • Everyone Can Play 5K Volunteer Committee Member (2018-2020)
  • Pool Pals Volunteer - The Kelberman Center for Autism (2019)
  • Intergenerational Volunteer Fall Clean up (2017-2019)
  • PT Day of Service Volunteer (2017 & 2018)
  • Hope House Holiday Easter & Thanksgiving Basket volunteer coordinator (2017-2019)
Expected in 05/2017 to to
Bachelor of Science: Psychology
Washington State University - Pullman, WA,
  • Emphasis in Kinesiology
  • Dean's List Fall & Spring semester from 2013-2017
  • Anatomy Teaching Assistant

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School Attended

  • Utica College
  • Washington State University

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  • Physical Therapy Student
  • Physical Therapy Student
  • Physical Therapy Student


  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science

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