Physical Therapist III evaluates and treats patients recovering from injury, disease, surgery, or other ailments. Establishes treatment plans and treats patients using a variety of methods, including exercises, stretching maneuvers, hands-on therapy, and equipment to ease patients' pain and help them recover. Being a Physical Therapist III works cooperatively with physicians, case managers, and insurance adjusters. Documents and reports on patients' progress. Additionally, Physical Therapist III may supervise physical therapy assistants, aides, and athletic trainers. Requires a doctorate degree in physical therapy. Requires state license to practice physical therapy. Typically reports to a manager. The Physical Therapist III work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. To be a Physical Therapist III typically requires 4 -7 years of related experience.
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