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Standard Occupational Classification
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31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants
Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with State laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist. Generally requires formal training.
Illustrative examples: Physiotherapy Assistant,
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant
Broad Occupation: 31-2020 Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides
Minor Group: 31-2000 Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides
Major Group: 31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010