By employing only licensed physical therapists to provide our physical therapy care, our patients experience:
- Higher quality of service
- Continuum of care – patients are not “handed off” to less educated staff
- Immediate and constant program modification to meet goals
- More effective and efficient appointments
- Ultimately, less visits
Today’s physical therapist is required to complete a graduate degree – either a masters or clinical doctorate – from an accredited education program before taking the national licensure exam that allows them to practice. By comparison, there are no educational guidelines for physical therapy techs. A tech can be an individual with a basic certification or a high school student aspiring to be a physical therapist.
A tech is an aide who helps the physical therapist. Many facilities use techs to perform the “mundane” routine aspects of patient care – setting up equipment, removing modalities, or taking a patient through the exercise program set by the physical therapist.
By only employing licensed physical therapists, our patients report only to their physical therapist, ensuring proper communication at all times. Our patients’ entire plan of care is monitored constantly and adjusted in real-time to address current conditions and needs. Only a licensed physical therapist, not a tech, has this ability. Our patients can rest assured their needs are addressed at EVERY session.