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Physical Therapist Assistant Program

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The Physical Therapist Assistant works under the direction of a licensed Physical Therapist. They provide services to improve strength, flexibility, relieve pain, promote fitness, and quality of life of people suffering from injuries or disease. Physical Therapist Assistants perform a wide variety of tasks involving exercise, massage, electrical stimulation, heat/cold treatment, ultrasound, traction, and hydrotherapy. They provide training to improve ambulation, body mechanics, posture, and athletic performance.

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CAPTE

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at CCRI is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245 ; email: [email protected] ; website: http://www.capteonline.org . If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 401-851-1684 or email [email protected].

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