Practice physical therapy according to the guidelines established by the Board of Physical Therapy Examiners of Maryland. Practice physical therapy means to practice the health specialty concerned with the prevention of disability in patients and the physical rehabilitation of patients with a congenital or acquired disability.
The Physical Therapist performs and interprets tests and measurements of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal functions to aid treatment and planning treatment programs that are based on test findings.
Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age, culture, ethnicity, and specific individual diagnostic needs of the patients served in his/her department. He/she must be able to assess and interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s specific needs and provide the care needed by the patient group (pediatric, adolescents and/or geriatric patient group, culture and diagnostic specific).
Consistently expresses and demonstrates compassion and courtesy for patients. Extends courtesy and support to patient's families/visitors.