Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

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  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Injury Prevention
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Sports Injuries
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  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Healthcare
  • Outpatient Orthopedics
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Wellness
  • Dry Needling
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Acute Care
  • Fitness
  • Hospitals
  • Strength Training
  • Pain Management

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Resume Skills: Techniques

  • Manual Therapy
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Paediatric Physical Therapy
  • Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Wound Care Therapy
  • Neurological Physical Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Kinesiology Taping
  • Dry Needling
  • Electrotherapy
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Laser Therapy
  • Ultrasonic Therapy
  • Heat and Cold Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Neuro-Developmental Treatment
  • Sensory Integration
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Myofascial Release
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Resume Skills: Equipment

  • Exercise Balls
  • Resistance Bands
  • Balance and Stability Equipment
  • Mobility Aids
  • Treadmill
  • Walker
  • Elliptical
  • TENS Units
  • Ultrasound Machines
  • Balance Boards
  • Treadmills
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Resume Skills: Fitness Assessment & Coaching

Resume Skills: Language Proficiency

Resume Skills: Technology

Resume Skills: Physical Assessments

Resume Skills: Fitness Training

Resume Skills: Pediatric Physical Therapy

  • Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Therapy
  • Pediatric Aquatics Therapy
  • Pediatric Sports Physical Therapy
  • Functional Mobility
  • Pediatric Gait Training
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Therapy
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Resume Skills: Tools

Resume Skills: Specialized Training

Resume Skills: Software Proficiency

Resume Skills: Communication

Resume Skills: Therapeutic Exercises

Resume Skills: Assessment and Evaluation

Resume Skills: Modalities

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Your Name
Physical Therapist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded August 2019 - Present
Senior Physical Therapist
Established a new wellness program incorporating dry needling, boosting patient recovery rates by 25%
Led a team of 5 therapists and provided comprehensive rehabilitation plans for over 250 patients, achieving a 30% improvement in treatment times
Incorporated strength training and exercise prescription methods resulting in 20% reduction in sports injury recurrence for athletes
Pioneered a new aquatic therapy program, improving therapy effectiveness by 35% for patients with musculoskeletal disorders
Developed manual therapy techniques for geriatric patients reducing pain management medication use by 15%
Health Plus Hospitals February 2015 - July 2019
Lead Physical Therapist
Headed outpatient orthopedic treatment for over 100 patients resulting in 10% faster recovery times
Spearheaded injury prevention workshops for local community sports teams reducing their injury rates by 15%
Implemented new CPR protocols and trained team of 10 therapists enhancing emergency response times by 20%
FitNow Fitness December 2011 - January 2015
Physical Therapist
Performed over 200 accurate vestibular rehabilitation assessments annually with patient satisfaction scores improving by 30%
Prepared personalized acute care plans aiding in faster recovery for hospital patients by 20%
Instituted a new cardiac rehabilitation program that increased wellness participation by 12%
Resume Worded Institute August 2011
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Earned an award for demonstrating exceptional dedication during clinical rotations
Resume Worded University May 2008
Bachelor of Science in Physiology
Specialized coursework: Exercise Physiology, Neuroanatomy, Kinesiology
Physical Therapy Specialties: Manual Therapy, Geriatric Rehabilitation, Paediatric Physical Therapy, Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Wound Care Therapy, Neurological Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Tools & Techniques: Laser Therapy, Ultrasonic Therapy, Heat and Cold Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Electrotherapy
Fitness Assessment & Coaching: Strength and Stability Testing, Cardiovascular Endurance Training, Flexibility Evaluation, Bio-mechanical Analysis, Injury Prevention Methods
Language Proficiency: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), Portuguese (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), American Heart Association BLS Certification
Professional Development: Completed Advanced Course on Manual Therapy Techniques (2020), Participated in Annual Neurology in Physical Therapy Symposium (2019)
Volunteering: Offered free community workshops on injury prevention and home exercises to promote health and wellness
Projects: Led a cross-functional project team to develop a new exercise regime for the elderly population focusing on enhancing mobility and physical endurance
Your Name
Sports Physical Therapist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE June 2018 - Present
Head Sports Physical Therapist
Designed and administered over 50 personalized injury prevention programs focused on sports medicine, resulting in a 15% decrease in sports injuries among athletes
Conducted regular sports-specific training and boot camps, reducing injury risks and downtime by 25%
Oversaw a team of 6 therapists and served over 100 professional athletes leading to 20% performance increase on the field
Implemented new physiotherapy measures, reducing pain management medication use among athletes by 18%
Introduced comprehensive rehabilitation programs that expedited recovery times by 40%
SportPro Clinics April 2013 - May 2018
Senior Sports Physical Therapist
Handled over 200 sports injuries cases annually, contributing to a 10% increase in athlete recovery rates
Established a specialized fitness centre which increased client retention by 22%
Introduced the use of dry needling techniques, reducing recovery time by 30% for muscular injuries
FastTrack Athletics November 2009 - March 2013
Sports Physical Therapist
Managed comprehensive athletic care plans for over 60 professional athletes leading to a 15% decrease in injury-induced retirements
Spearheaded weekly wellness program resulting in 15% boost in client engagement
Conducted sports-specific manual therapy sessions which improved performance outputs by 20%
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2013
Master of Science in Physical Therapy
Thesis: 'Implementing Performance Tracking in Sports Therapy'
Resume Worded University July 2009
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Specialized in Human Movement Science
Dean's List 2007-2008
Therapy Techniques: Aquatic Therapy, Manual Therapy, Kinesiology Taping, Dry Needling, Electrotherapy, Cupping Therapy
Technology: Physiotec software, Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite, Video analysis software
Physical Assessments: Muscle testing, Range of motion assessments, Gait analysis, Functional movement screening, Posture Assessment
Fitness Training: Strength Training, Cardiovascular Conditioning, Flexibility Exercises, Injury Prevention, Sports-specific training programs
Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) (2019), Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) (2017)
Conferences & Events: Attended Annual World Confederation for Physical Therapy Symposium(2014-2019)
Volunteering: Provided physical therapy support for local Half-Marathon (2016-2018)
Publications: Co-authored 'Guide to Rehabilitation for ACL Injuries', published in Physical Therapy Times(2019)
Your Name
Pediatric Physical Therapist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded October 2017 - Present
Chief Pediatric Physical Therapist
Directed a team of 8 therapists, providing therapy services to over 300 pediatric patients with musculoskeletal disorders
Developed an innovative therapy program using aquatic exercises, resulting in a 25% improvement in therapy effectiveness
Implemented gaming and interactive exercises which increased pediatric engagement by 50% in therapy sessions
Formed a research-based rehabilitation program for special needs children, increasing their day-to-day functionality by 40%
Boosted patient and parent satisfaction scores by 30% through personalized treatment plans and continuous feedback mechanisms
ChildCare Hospitals June 2012 - September 2017
Senior Pediatric Physical Therapist
Conceptualized special wellness campaigns within the hospital that increased awareness of pediatric healthcare by 35%
Assisted in acute care management for 100+ children on a monthly basis, reducing hospital readmission rates by 10%
Introduced vestibular rehabilitation exercises suitable to younger patients, improving balance and gait in 75% of patients
KiddyCare Rehabilitation July 2008 - May 2012
Pediatric Physical Therapist
Conducted physical evaluations for 500+ pediatric patients helping create personalized therapy plans
Empowered 50+ children through strength training techniques improving their motor skills by 25%
Liaised with physicians and healthcare professionals to ensure coordinated service delivery, improving patient care efficiency by 15%
Resume Worded University May 2008
Master of Science - Pediatric Physical Therapy
Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Top 3% of class
Resume Worded Institute June 2006
Bachelor of Science - Health Sciences
Minor in Child Psychology
Awards: Resume Worded Scholar 2004-2006 (Top 10%)
Pediatric Physical Therapy: Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Therapy, Pediatric Aquatics Therapy, Pediatric Sports Physical Therapy, Functional Mobility, Pediatric Gait Training, Pediatric Orthopedic Therapy
Techniques: Neuro-Developmental Treatment, Sensory Integration, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Soft Tissue Mobilization, Manual Therapy, Myofascial Release
Tools: Biodex, GAITRite, Kinovea, Q angle, Plumb line (posture assessment), Strength testing (Handheld dynamometer)
Certifications: Board Certification in Pediatric Physical Therapy (ABPTS), Certified Pediatric Obesity Specialist, Certified in Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation
Awards: Pediatric Therapist of the Year, ChildCare Hospitals, 2015
Volunteering: Project Walk Spinal Cord Therapy Center - Pediatric Physical Therapist for special needs children;
Continuing Education: Advanced Course in Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Pediatric Aquatic Therapy Certification
Your Name
Rehabilitation Assistant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Cleveland Clinic June 2021 - Present
Rehabilitation Assistant
Spearheaded a series of custom exercise programs, improving patient recovery by 30%
Devised and executed patient-specific occupational therapy strategies resulting in a 25% increase in patient independent functionality
Led a multi-disciplinary team in physical therapy, resulting in meaningful rehabilitation for over 200 patients
Implemented Basic Life Support (BLS) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in emergency patient scenarios
Adhered to stringent patient safety guidelines, resulting in zero serious incidents during tenure
Mount Sinai Health System September 2019 - May 2021
Physical Therapy Aide
Delivered and guided targeted physical therapy exercises which increased patient mobility by 40%
Adopted fitness and wellness initiatives, resulting in 35% improvement in patient overall health
Assisted in direct patient care, serving upwards of 50 patients weekly
Resume Worded Institute May 2019
Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Certification
Clinical Internship: Gained practical experience treating diverse patient populations
Resume Worded University May 2017
Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology
Awards: Distinguished Student Award for Excellence in Biomechanics
Participated in peer-based Kinesiology study groups enhancing knowledge transfer and retention
Therapy Techniques: Manual Therapy, Myofascial Release, Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Neuromuscular Techniques, Cardiovascular Rehabilitation, Geriatric Physical Therapy
Assessment & Tracking: Functional Capacity Evaluation, Gait Analysis, Progress Note Documentation, ROM Testing, Therapeutic Exercise Programming
Medical Software: Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Physiotec, Intelligent Medical Software, WebPT, Practice Fusion, Cedaron Connect
Certifications: CPR and First Aid Certified by the American Red Cross
Volunteering: Volunteer, Annual Run for Physical Fitness Marathon
Professional Affiliations: Active Member, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Continuing Education: Attended ‘Advanced Rehabilitation Techniques’ seminar by Physiotherapy Excellence
Your Name
Physical Therapy Aide
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded May 2018 - Present
Physical Therapy Aide
Administered patient-specific physical therapy, increasing patient satisfaction by 50%
Pioneered an effective Exercise Physiology program, ameliorating patient health by 45%
Streamlined rehabilitation practices, reducing patient recovery time by 20%
Reduced patient complaints by 30% by implementing improved patient care strategies
Interacted professionally with patients, leveraging robust medical terminology knowledge
Equinox Fitness February 2016 - April 2018
Personal Trainer
Provided tailored exercise prescription leading to an increase in client base by 40%
Aided clients in achieving fitness goals, improving client health metrics by 25%
Applied kinesiology principles to design wellness plans, leading to enriched client fitness regime
Patient Care Techniques: Manual Therapy, Therapeutic Exercise, Range of Motion Tests, Gait Training, Body Mechanics
Therapy Software: WebPT, Encore, TheraOffice, Clinicient, Raintree Systems
Fitness and Conditioning: Strength Training, Cardiovascular Conditioning, Flexibility Training, Circuit Training, Fitness Assessments, Nutritional Guidance
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Bilingual)
Certifications: CPR and AED Certified (American Red Cross, 2022), First Aid Certified (American Safety Training Institute, 2019)
Volunteering: Special Olympics (Volunteer Physical Therapist Aide, 2019-Present)
Professional Affiliations: Member, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Continuing Education: Attended ‘Integrating Yoga and Meditation With Physical Therapy’ Workshop (2021), Pursued 'Exercise for Older Adults' edX Course (2020)
Your Name
Occupational Therapy Assistant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2015 - Present
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Devised unique occupational therapy procedures, enhancing patient self-reliance by 25%
Provided patient safety by strictly adhering to hospital safety measures, reducing incidents by 40%
Created custom Individual Rehabilitation Plans (IRPs), boosting recovery rates by 30%
Delivered direct patient care, effectively managing a caseload of 120+ patients
Implemented robust medical terminology in patient interactions, enhancing clarity and understanding
Visiting Nurse Service of New York December 2013 - February 2015
Home Health Aide
Delivered patient-focused care, reducing readmissions by 21%
Facilitated rehabilitation exercises resulting in increased comfort and mobility for 500+ patients
Skillfully handled emergency situations, maintaining 100% patient safety record
Resume Worded University May 2013
Bachelor of Science - Occupational Therapy
Participated in professional development seminars related to patient assessment and treatment.
Specialized in geriatric care and home health.
Resume Worded Institute November 2013
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)
Completed the certification while working as a part time Home Health Aide.
Learned fundamentals of occupational therapy including physical rehabilitation and occupational performance techniques.
Occupational Therapy Skills: Manual Therapy, Physical Rehabilitation, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Home Health Care, Geriatric Therapy, Patient Assessment.
Software and Record Management: Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Clinical Quality Measures (CQM), Medicare/Medicaid, Microsoft Office trio (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
Medical Equipment and Techniques: Wheelchair Assessment, Assistive Technology, Adaptive Equipment, Gait Training, Balance Exercises, Therapeutic Exercise.
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Pediatric Special Needs Certification, First Aid CPR AED Certification
Volunteering: Children's Health Center - Assisted occupational therapists in providing therapy to children with special needs.
Awards: Employee of the Year 2018 -
Professional Associations: Member of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Your Name
Physical Therapy Technician
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE January 2022 - Present
Physical Therapy Technician
Directed personalized exercise programs for over 200 patients, contributing to a 95% success rate in achieving rehabilitation goals
Implemented fitness and wellness initiatives that resulted in a 30% improvement in patient recovery times
Administered Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in emergency situations, ensuring optimal patient safety.
Enhanced patient care procedure, reducing recovery time by 15%.
Leveraged knowledge in Kinesiology to devise effective treatment plans.
Fitness Club X September 2019 - December 2021
Fitness Instructor
Led strength training sessions for groups of 20 members, increasing club membership by 25%
Designed personalized training and nutrition plans which boosted client satisfaction by 60%
Applied knowledge of Exercise Physiology to enhance client fitness levels and goal achievement
Resume Worded March 2017 - August 2019
Personal Trainer
Developed exercise prescriptions for over 150 clients leading to an increased retention rate of 80%
Used advanced training in sports medicine to prevent and treat injuries, reducing injury rates by 40%
Resume Worded University May 2016
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
Graduated with Honors, Dean's List 2014-2016
Certified in Advanced Therapeutic Exercise Techniques
Resume Worded Institute July 2017
Certified Fitness Trainer
Member of the PEARS (Physical Endurance And Resistance Standards) program
Physical Therapy Tools: TheraBand, Handheld Dynamometer, Goniometer, Exercise Ball, Bosu Ball, Ultrasound Therapy Machine, Electrical Stimulation Machine
Fitness Instruction: Strength Training, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Pilates, Yoga, Aerobics, Zumba, Cycling, Multi-Equipment Exercises
Software Proficiency: PT Management Software (WebPT, OptimisPT), MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Google Suite
Certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), American Red Cross CPR/AED Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: Fitness Workshop Organizer, Fitness Club X; Volunteered physical therapy services at local elderly home
Projects: Developed and implemented a new group fitness class targeting postpartum mothers at Fitness Club X
Your Name
Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE February 2022 - Present
Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant
Administered direct patient care which led to a notable improvement in patient satisfaction by 90%
Conducted patient assessments, contributing to a 20% rise in successful treatment plans.
Applied expertise in rehabilitation therapy to aid over 150 patients in achieving mobility goals.
Utilized knowledge of athletic training in formulating patient exercises, increasing injury recovery rate by 35%.
Initiated patient education sessions, resulting in a 50% increase in home therapy adherence.
Hospital Y June 2019 - January 2022
Physical Therapy Technician
Managed patient scheduling which led to a 40% increase in clinic efficiency
Performed patient evaluations using exercise instruction, leading to a 30% improvement in patient progress.
Assisted in the development of healthcare plans, resulting in a 15% rise in patient wellness scores
Resume Worded January 2016 - May 2019
Fitness Instructor
Introduced new exercise regimes, leading to a 20% increase in class attendance
Advised on nutritional needs, driving a 10% increase in client wellness levels
Resume Worded University May 2019
Master's Degree in Physical Therapy
Focused on Therapeutic Exercises and Clinical Physiology
Recipient of the RWU Physical Therapy Excellence Scholarship, Top 5% of the class
Resume Worded University May 2017
Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology
Emphasized on Biomechanics and Active Health Practices
Awards: Dean's List 2015 - 2017 (Top 10%)
Therapy Tools: Thera-Bands, Pilates Reformers, Fitness Balls, Aquatic Therapy Equipment, TENS machines, Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
Physical Therapy Techniques: Manual Therapy, Exercise Mobilization, Gait Training, Neurological Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Therapy, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
Therapist Software & Platforms: Therabill, WebPT, Clinicient, Physiotec, HEXFIT
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Intermediate), Sign Language (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACE, June 2019), Certified Physical Rehabilitation Trainer (CSEP, February 2022)
Volunteering: Free Movement Community Clinic, Physical Therapy Volunteer (Provided free physiotherapy sessions for low-income communities)
Professional Associations: Member, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Member, National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Seminars & Workshops: Continuing Education Course: Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Exercises (June 2021), Workshop: Innovative Therapeutic Approaches in Stroke Rehabilitation (July 2022)
Your Name
Physical Therapy Aide
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2022 - Present
Physical Therapy Aide
Conducted over 300 patient screenings, leading to more efficacious treatment plans
Optimized clinic workflow, reducing patient wait times by 25%
Applied knowledge of proper exercise techniques, effectively reducing patient pain levels by 30%
Utilized skills in kinesiology to improve patient progress charts, leading to a 20% increase in treatment efficiency
Introduced innovative wellness programs, leading to a 50% increase in patient adherence to home exercises.
Medical Center Z August 2019 - February 2022
Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant
Implemented beneficial wellness programs, leading to a 15% hike in patient recovery rates
Proactively assisted with patient care, leading to a 20% improvement in patient feedback scores
Led educational sessions on exercise and nutrition, resulting in better home healthcare adherence. January 2016 - July 2019
Personal Trainer
Provided personalized training plans for over 100 clients, increasing member retention by 70%
Integrated sports medicine techniques, resulting in a 30% decrease in client injuries
Resume Worded Institute February 2022
Certified Rehabilitation Assistant - Physical Therapy
Certification included extensive hands-on training and advanced courses on biomechanics and physical therapy techniques
Resume Worded University December 2015
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Specialization in human movement science and health wellness
Award: Dean's Honors List in 2014 - 2015 (Top 10% of the class)
Physical Therapy Techniques: Gait and Balance Training, Stretching Techniques, Manual Therapy, Pain Management, Hydrotherapy, Resistance Training
Software & Tools: MS Office (Proficient), HealthPro Rehab Software (Advanced), Epic EMR System (Advanced), Biomechanical Analysis Tools (Intermediate)
Specialized Knowledge: Anatomy and Physiology, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Injury Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Neurological Disorders
Certifications: Basic Life Support (BLS) Certified, CPR/AED Certified
Volunteering: Volunteer PT Aide at Local Nursing Home (2016 - 2018), Volunteer Co-facilitator for Movement Classes for Parkinson's Patients (2019 - Present)
Professional Development: Attendee at Annual Conference for Physical Therapy (2019 - Present), Completed 20+ hours of professional development in injury prevention and rehabilitation
Your Name
Rehabilitation Therapist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2017 - Present
Senior Rehabilitation Therapist
Evolved departmental rehabilitation protocols integrating the latest evidence-based approaches resulting in a 40% improvement in patient recovery times
Devised a unique program specifically concentrating on lymphedema management by employing deep tissue massage, cutting hospitalization rates by 30%
Championed the use of advanced physical therapy techniques to ensure well-rounded rehabilitation for patients, reducing repeat treatments by 50%
Introduced group therapy sessions to enhance mental health counseling, leading to a 20% increase in patient wellness scores
Leveraged crisis intervention skills in dealing with patients undergoing severe emotional distress, reducing hospital readmission rates by 15%
Genesis Rehab Services January 2015 - May 2017
Rehabilitation Therapist
Coordinated occupational therapy sessions resulting in a 25% enhancement in patient skills and capabilities
Implemented case management strategies to streamline patient progress with an increased efficiency of 30%
Expanded the department's repertoire by introducing new kinesiology-based rehabilitation techniques
Administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation during emergent situations and contributed to a 100% survival rate during severe crisis May 2012 - December 2014
Assistant Rehabilitation Therapist
Assisted in the development and implementation of personalized fitness regimens for patients, contributing to an overall recovery rate improvement of 20%
Contributed to the healthcare team by providing daily updates and progress reports on patients
Effectively collaborated in social services protocols for discharged patients, ensuring their smooth transition into daily life
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2012
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Concentration in Rehabilitation Sciences
Resume Worded University June 2010
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Minor in Physical Therapy
Dean's List 2008-2010
Neurological Rehabilitation Techniques: Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT), Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), Mirror Therapy, Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Vestibular Rehabilitation
Tools: Functional Independence Measurement (FIM) Tool, Manual Muscle Testing (MMT), Goniometer, Dynamometer
Therapeutic Modalities: Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), Ultrasound Therapy, Cryotherapy, Hydrotherapy, Heat Therapy
Certifications: Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Certified NeuroRehab Specialist (NRS)
Courses: Advanced Kinesiology - Coursera (2022), Physical Therapy Techniques - Khan Academy
Volunteering: Pro Bono Physical Rehabilitation for War Veterans Project, Volunteer Physical Therapist - Genesis Rehab Services Community Outreach Program
Your Name
Occupational Therapist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded October 2018 - Present
Senior Occupational Therapist
Formulated and implemented wellness programs resulting in a 35% increase in patient satisfaction scores
Spearheaded a comprehensive mental health counseling initiative, reducing medication dependency among patients by 25%
Optimized occupational therapy unit’s efficiency by streamlining workflow processes, reducing therapy appointment wait time by 40%
Adapted fresh psychotherapy techniques into existing rehabilitation programs, enhancing overall wellness quotient by 20%
Stabilized patients during their mental health crises through timely intervention, limiting emergency department visits by 30%
Kindred Healthcare July 2015 - September 2018
Occupational Therapist
Devised patient-specific rehab strategies, culminating in a 20% increase in overall effectiveness of treatment
Mastered various physical therapy techniques, sustaining consistent improvement in patient's motor functions by 30%
Employed crisis intervention strategies in critical scenarios, ensuring 100% safety and well-being of patients and staff January 2012 - June 2015
Junior Occupational Therapist
Collaborated in the formation of leaner case management protocols, enhancing patient turnover by 15%
Assisted in executing deep tissue massage techniques, resulting in a 10% improvement in patient comfort
Co-facilitated group therapy sessions, leading to a noticeable improvement in the community spirit among patients
Resume Worded University July 2018
Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy
Part-time learning during initial tenure at Resume Worded
Resume Worded Institute December 2011
Bachelor's Degree in Anatomy and Physiology
Minor in Neuropsychology
Member of the Honor Society
Therapeutic Methodologies: Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT), Manual Handling, Sensory Integration, Functional Re-Education
Advanced assessments: Mobility Assessment, Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA), Aids and Equipment assessment, ABCD2 Scoring system, Berg Balance Scale, Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living
Documentation & Software Proficiency: Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR), TrackActive Pro, Clinicient, OptimisPT, NoteSwift, TherapyNotes, WebPT
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified in Sensory Integration – University of Southern California (2015), Certified in Manual Handling - American Physical Therapy Association (2013), Certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment – International Certification Board of Therapists (2014)
Awards: Occupational Therapist of the Year – Resume Worded (2020), Rising Star Award - (2014)
Continuing Education: Participated in annual Occupational Therapy seminars and workshops for skills update and renewal
Leadership & Volunteering: Local School District Volunteer - Provided free occupational therapy screening and recommendations to children from low-income families, Mentor - Mentored junior occupational therapists at Kindred Healthcare
Your Name
Physical Therapist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2019 - Present
Lead Physical Therapist
Pioneered the integration of modern kinesiology principles into existing therapy routines, boosting recovery rates by 35%
Cultivated a deep understanding of lymphedema, enriching the treatment scope and cutting healing periods by 30%
Played a key role in leveraging CSR techniques, maintaining a perfect survival record during high-risk situations
Allocated resources optimally and managed a versatile team, ensuring a 95% rate of patient satisfaction
Revamped physical therapy procedures to build a healthy lifestyle resulting in a 25% improvement in wellness of patients
RehabCare March 2015 - January 2019
Physical Therapist
Implemented innovative fitness routines catered to individual patient needs, and saw a consistent increase in patient recovery rates by up to 20%
Participated actively in mental health counseling, contributing to a holistic approach towards rehabilitation
Structured efficient case management strategies, improving patient handling capabilities by 15% December 2013 - February 2015
Physical Therapist Intern
Assisted in critical social services planning for patients post-discharge, smoothing their integration into regular life
Supported in the execution of wellness and rehabilitation programs, helping patients recover faster and more effectively
Aided in documenting detailed patient reports, improving record keeping efficiency by 10%
Resume Worded University June 2013
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Specialization in Sports Medicine
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2010
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Minors in Nutritional Science and Aging Studies
Dean's List 2010
Therapeutic Exercises: PNF Techniques, Isokinetic Exercises, Aerobic Conditioning, Balance Training, Stretching Techniques, Strength Training
Rehabilitation Equipment: TENS Units, Ultrasound Machines, Exercise Balls, Balance Boards, Resistance Bands, Treadmills
Assessment and Evaluation: Manual Muscle Testing, Gait Analysis, Postural Assessment, Range of Motion Measurement, Neurological Screening, Functional Assessment
Modalities: Heat and Cold Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Electronic Muscle Stimulation, Cryotherapy, Ultrasound Therapy, Light Therapy
Certifications: Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) - American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
Professional Development: Continuing Education Courses: Sports Therapy - Advanced Techniques (2020), Manual Therapy (2018)
Volunteering: Local Marathons: Provided Pre and Post-race Physical Therapy to Participants
Memberships: Active Member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Your Name
Director Of Physical Therapy
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE January 2021 - Present
Director of Physical Therapy
Led an outpatient orthopedics team of 12 therapists yielding a $500K increase in revenue in 2021, by enhancing specialist training in sports injuries and musculoskeletal system disorders.
Instituted a new rehabilitation protocol, reducing recovery time by 15% for over 2000 patients annually, by incorporating a holistic, phased approach to manual therapy and exercise prescription.
Spearheaded the creation and implementation of a unique injury prevention educational outreach initiative resulting in 20% decline in the recurrence of sports injuries in local schools.
Launched an interdisciplinary fitness and wellness program integrating strength training and exercise physiology knowledge, promoting overall health and propelling clinic’s recognition as a leading community health resource.
Systematically tracked and analyzed clinical research trends and translated these insights into innovative therapeutic strategies, subsequently improving patient outcomes by 30%.
Resume Worded June 2016 - December 2020
Senior Physical Therapist
Led rehabilitation services for professional athletes with sports injuries, enhancing recovery speed by 25% and strengthening performance via strength training and fitness programs.
Prioritized evidence-based exercise physiology in treatment plans, ensuring a 95% success rate in short-term patient recovery.
Promoted appropriate use of manual therapy techniques for spine conditions, successfully reducing chronic pain in 90% of cases.
Kaiser Permanente January 2013 - May 2016
Physical Therapist
Provided crucial rehabilitation to 500+ post-operative patients using various techniques, leading to early discharge and reduced healthcare burdens.
Executed effective pain management techniques, reducing medication usage by 20%.
Resume Worded University December 2012
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
GPA: 3.75/4.0, Dean's List 2012
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2009
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Minors in Biology and Psychology
Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Physiotherapy Software: Physiotools, BioEx, WebPT, Therabill, DrChrono EHR
Techniques: Manual Therapy, Gait Training, Kinesiology Taping, Electrical Stimulation, Hydrotherapy, Pain Management
Equipment: Therapeutic Exercise Equipment, Mobility Aids, Rehabilitation Equipment, TENS Machines, Ultrasounds, Inclinometers
Certifications: Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), Board-Certified Specialist in Physical Therapy (2020)
Publications & Presentations: Co-authored research paper on 'Impact of Exercise on Chronic Pain' published in the Journal of Physiotherapy (2019)
Volunteer Experience: Weekly volunteer therapist at the Community Health and Sports Rehabilitation Center (2015-Present)
Professional Associations: Member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Active participant in annual conferences and workshops
Your Name
Head of Physical Therapy Department
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2019 - Present
Head of Physical Therapy Department
Organized and spearheaded a sports medicine seminar series, educating over 400 professionals annually on innovative treatment and preventative strategies.
Pioneered a fall prevention initiative for the geriatric population, decreasing fall-related injuries by 35% over 2 years.
Coordinated interdisciplinary healthcare teams providing seamless care, reducing recovery time by 25%.
Implemented a mentoring program for new therapists, which enhanced their practical skills and achieved a 20% increase in patient satisfaction.
Increased clinic’s rehabilitation success rate by 30% through the strategic employment of evidenced-based therapies and emerging clinical research. October 2014 - February 2019
Senior Physical Therapist
Successfully implemented and managed a new outreach program focused on injury prevention, reaching over 300 local schools.
Enhanced patient recovery and satisfaction by integrating updated manual therapy techniques and individualized exercise prescription.
Progressed 80% of chronic pain patients to sustainable self-management plans, drastically reducing pharmaceutical dependency.
New York Presbyterian Hospital July 2011 - September 2014
Physical Therapist
Streamlined outpatient orthopedics protocols, resulting in a 10% improvement in treatment consistency and patient recovery outcomes.
Succeeded in raising patient retention rates by 15% through a personalized approach in lifestyle and fitness counseling.
Resume Worded University June 2011
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2008
Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology
Minors in Biology and Psychology
Award: Dean's List 2007 (Top 10%)
Therapy Techniques: Manual Therapy, Electrotherapy, Kinesiology Taping, Hydrotherapy, Cryotherapy, Heat Therapy, Ultrasound Therapy
Workout Programs: Sport-Specific Conditioning, Post-Injury Rehabilitation, Older Adult Fitness Programs, Individualized Exercise Plans
Specialization: Neuromuscular, Geriatric, Pediatric, Orthopedic, Sports Physical Therapy, Women's Health
Proficiencies: Physical Therapist Professional Evaluation (WebPT), Patient Assistance and Scheduling Softwares (Vericle), Electronic Medical Record (eClinicalWorks)
Certifications: Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), Certified Manual Physical Therapist (COMPT), 2015
Professional Affiliations: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Member, Physical Therapy Committee Chair at
Awards: Resume Worded Innovation Award for Implementation of Innovative Therapeutic Methods
Volunteer Experiences: PT Day of Service Event Organizer, New York Presbyterian Hospital Annual Marathon Trainer
Your Name
Director of Rehabilitation Services
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE September 2018 - Present
Director of Rehabilitation Services
Overhauled clinic’s cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training, achieving a 100% certification rate among staff.
Managed a team of 15 therapists, achieving a 15% team productivity increase through improving collaboration and professional development.
Introduced a holistic pain management technique incorporating both physical therapy and cognitive-behavioral components, resulting in 20% reduction in chronic pain patient medication dependence.
Reformed the outpatient orthopedic approach to include preemptive measures resulting in a 10% decrease in patient return rates for the same complaint.
Acted on current clinical research to improve treatment strategies, resulting in a significant improvement in orthopedic rehabilitation success by 35%.
Kaiser Permanente April 2013 - August 2018
Senior Physical Therapist
Initiated an integrated wellness and exercise routine for rehabilitation patients, augmenting long-term recovery by 25%.
Introduced innovative manual therapy techniques, resulting in a 35% reduction in treatment complications.
Boosted patient attendance rates by 15% through engaging home exercise programs.
Providence St. Joseph Health January 2010 - March 2013
Physical Therapist
Successfully treated 90% of sports injury cases, excelling in musculoskeletal system recovery and reducing therapy time.
Researched clinic’s existing rehabilitation methods, leading to performance enhancement through recognizing and filling skill gaps.
Resume Worded University July 2012
Master of Health Administration (MHA)
Focused on healthcare operations management and modern healthcare systems
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2009
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
Specialized in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Magna Cum laude
Therapeutic Techniques: Stretching, Strengthening, Soft tissue Mobilization, Electrotherapy, Hydrotherapy
Tools: Handheld Weights, Resistance Bands, Foam Rolls, Balance Discs, Medicine Balls, Goniometers
Scientific/Research: Kinesiology, Pathology, Neuromuscular Facilitation, Biomechanics, Motor Development
Management Tools: Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Healthcare Commons (HC), Case Management Software (CMS)
Certifications: Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist (OCS)
Professional Development: Attended Continuing Education Course for Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation Techniques, Advanced Course on Geriatric Neurology
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor for new Healthcare Administrators at, Volunteer therapist at local nursing home
Awards: Healthcare Manager of the Year -, Distinguished Service Award - Kaiser Permanente

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Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Physical Therapist posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Musculoskeletal System, Sports Medicine and Injury Prevention are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Manual Therapy and Physical Therapy.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation and Sports Injuries - into your resume if they're relevant.

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Incorporate skills - like Exercise Prescription, Fitness and Acute Care - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

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What hard skills should you include on a Physical Therapist resume?

Some effective Physical Therapist skills you can add to your resume include:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Injury Prevention
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Sports Injuries
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation

What are the differences in resume skills between a Pediatric Physical Therapist and a Physical Therapist Assistant?

If you are writing a Pediatric Physical Therapist resume, try to emphasize skills like Physical Therapy, Pediatrics, Rehabilitation, Early Intervention, Manual Therapy, Musculoskeletal System, Healthcare and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

Similarly, if you are writing a Physical Therapist Assistant resume, emphasize skills like Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Geriatric Rehabilitation, Outpatient Orthopedics, Strength Training, Fitness and Patient Safety.

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