South-West Medical Academy

Physical Therapy Technician

Physical therapy technicians assist physical therapists with tasks that are indirectly related to patient care, including performing administrative and clerical tasks, cleaning equipment, and preparing treatment areas.

Role of a Physical Therapist

We are looking for a compassionate, detail-oriented individual to join our team as a physical therapy technician. The responsibilities of the physical therapy technician include helping patients move around, organizing and cleaning treatment areas, recording patient progress for the physical therapist, and ordering and arranging supplies.

To be successful as a physical therapy technician you should have a compassionate, courteous, and friendly personality. Ultimately, a top-notch physical therapy technician enjoys helping people and is detail-oriented with great manual dexterity.

Field of Responsibility

  • Assisting patients with light exercises during physical therapy sessions.
  • Helping patients to move from room to room.
  • Cleaning and preparing treatment areas and equipment before and after each session.
  • Changing and washing patients’ linens and pillows.
  • Recording patients’ progress for the Physical Therapist.
  • Performing clerical tasks, such as answering phones and scheduling appointments.
  • Handling the necessary paperwork, such as filling out insurance forms.
  • Ordering and arranging supplies

Work Environment

Physical therapy technicians work in hospitals or therapists' offices.

Career Opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median yearly income for physical therapist aides was $28,450 in May 2020 ( The highest-paid workers earned $40,580 or more in 2020, while the lowest-paid workers earned $20,500 annually or less. From 2019 to 2029, the BLS predicts that employment opportunities for physical therapy aides will increase by 21%, which is much faster than the national average.

Why SW Medical Academy?

Our program focuses solely on the skills needed as a Physical Therapy Technician, making it one of the most affordable programs in the area, and is designed to be valuable, accessible, and flexible for all students. With online learning mixed with in-person simulation coursework and rotations, this type of learning environment allows for a better fit with your schedule and aspirations.

Tuition Fee: $750

Physical Therapy Technician Program at SW Medical Academy

Physical Therapy (Online self-pace, NO LIVE INSTRUCTOR)

Duration: 4-Weeks Program
Registration Fee: $200
Time: All clinical times will be 8:30am-4:30pm
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