Physical Therapy Aide

Physical Therapy Aides assist Physical Therapists in providing services that help improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Physical Therapy Aides work on health care teams with Doctors, Nurses, Occupational and Physical Therapists in offices, schools for the physically challenged, home health care settings and more. In addition to learning the necessary Physical Therapy Aide modalities for a successful career, students in this program with have the extraordinary opportunity to be trained in basic and advanced massage techniques. Physical Therapy Aide does not require a license; therefore a certificate is required to work in a Physical Therapy office under a licensed physician as a physical therapist aide Physical Therapy Aide is one of the fastest growing fields in the country today. Alternative healthcare is becoming increasingly popular for stress reduction, soft tissue relaxation and restoration as well as injury-recovery therapy. Career choices include: working in conjunction with personal trainers or Doctors, Rehab/Occupational centers, Senior Centers, Sport facilities, Chiropractors, Psychologists, and Physical Therapists offices.

300 Hours, 15 weeks


  • Anatomy (including Medical Terminology)
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Orthopedic Assessment
  • Rehabilitative Exercise
  • Physiotherapy
  • Neuromuscular therapy
  • Heat/Cold Therapy
  • Pre/post injury complications
  • Swedish
  • Hydrotherapy: Aromatherapy,
  • Herbology, paraffin, Herbal wraps,
  • Body scrubs
  • Deep Tissue I and II and
  • Sports therapy
  • Shiatsu, Acupressure, Trigger Point
  • Hand, Foot & Ear Reflexology

Hours of Instruction:

Times are subject to change, please call LAVI for current hours