Education Level: Graduate of a physical therapy assistant curriculum approved by the American Physical
Certification/Licensure: Licensed in the State of Illinois
Experience Requirements: One year of experience in a health care setting is required to provide home
Other Requirements: Must be able to complete computer work. Driving and reliable transportation is a
necessity for Home Health Care and Early Intervention visits.
AH Physical Therapy
The physical therapy assistant is responsible for providing safe and effective delivery of
patient care through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient and family needs within
the parameters of the Illinois Physical Therapy Practice Act in order to deliver care promoting optimal
recovery and rehabilitation. The physical therapy assistant promotes safe and effective care to all age
groups from infants to geriatrics, coordinating care with the physician and any others involved in the
patient's care. The physical therapy assistant will provide care throughout the continuum and rotate through
the various therapy sites as needed.