Physical Therapy Aide Certification

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Physical Therapy Aide Certification

Abbreviation of Certification: PTAC

Fee charged for the exam: $109.00 (Study Material Included)

Description and purpose of test

Physical Therapy Aides work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses regain movement and manage pain. Physical Therapy assistants are involved in the direct care of patients. Physical therapist aides often do tasks that are indirectly related to patient care, such as cleaning and setting up the treatment area, moving patients, and performing clerical duties.

Physical Therapy aides typically do the following:

  • Clean treatment areas and set up therapy equipment
  • Wash linens
  • Help patients move to or from a therapy area
  • Do clerical tasks, such as answering phones and scheduling patients
  • Gait training
  • Prepare patient transport

The test is comprised of 100 questions:

The breakdown is as follows: Patient care/administrative, Law & Ethics, Patient prep/positioning, anatomy and physiology, safety/infection control and therapeutic modalities

Allotted time for examinees is 2 hours.

Resources

AMCA Information Packet


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