Begin Your Exciting New Career As A Physical Therapy Technician
Unitech supplies the training necessary to become a physical therapy technician. Technicians in this field perform some non-clinical tasks while also assisting the patient with movement, keeping treatment areas organized and clean, assisting patients with light exercises, and documenting progress for the therapist. They also provide patients with the necessary therapy equipment (walkers, crutches, wheelchairs, etc.).
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What makes a career for me as a Physical Therapy Technician great?
Physical therapy technician is a great career for those who want to help people. Because the patient is typically experiencing pain, it is great if the tech is empathetic and will be able to relate to their desire to get better through therapy. The position would also be ideal for someone who wishes to work in multiple areas of their clinic or facility, which is credited to the combination of clerical, medical, and interpersonal skills developed as a result of training.
What sort of places can I work as a Physical Therapy Technician?
Demand for physical therapy techs is expected to grow by 30% from 2016 to 2026. The majority of physical therapy techs work wherever a physical therapist needs aide. Some places a physical therapist might employ a tech: private clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, home care, rehabilitation centers, and orthopedic clinics.
What campuses is this program offered at?
The Physical Therapy Technician program is available at our Alexandria, Lafayette, Lake Charles and West Monroe campuses.
What are some of the specific things you learn in the program?
At Unitech, our students learn to perform many of the following as they go through the program:
- Hands-on training at clinical sites, in the classroom, and in Unitech laboratories
- Assisting the physical therapist with any non-clinical tasks while also monitoring the patient
- An understanding of therapeutic exercise, anatomy, physiology and kinesiology
What Our Students Say
“Unitech has been very beneficial in helping me to determine what I want to do with my future. I loved my Physical Therapy Technician courses and believe that I will use my education as a stepping stone to become a therapist or therapist’s assistant in the future.”
– Destiny Guidry
We think it’s fantastic that you are considering a new career in the allied health profession!
We also realize becoming a student at Unitech Training Academy is not your only way of getting there. That is why we want to highlight what sets our institution apart from the others. To begin our classes start every Monday. This means you never have to wait for your future to begin!
Our experienced instructors have a minimum of four years working in their respective fields with the majority having a substantial bit more. Each program is required to have a field trip and/or a guest speaker every month. This is to ensure that each student gets a real depiction of what their work life will be like after training at Unitech. This is coupled with our continuous hands-on training in the labs students visit every day. Unitech Training Academy offers and supplies the funds for every student to obtain two certifications. In addition, we provide dedicated exam prep classes to assure passing grades. Our administration and instructors are provided with quarterly training to ensure they are always kept up to date with new information, learning, techniques, and communication skills.