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Physical Therapy Assistant

Highland Park, Illinois, 60035, United States
May 24, 2018

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Rich Wu

**** ******** ******* ~ H ighland Park, IL 60035

773-***-**** ~ r

Professional Summary

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant whose strengths include a broad range of programming, treatments and modalities for restoring function and mitigating disability. Professional Experience

NorthShore University HealthSystem Home Health Oct 2015 - May 2018 Home Health Physical Therapy Assistant (Home Health)

● Expertly provided in-home hands-on physical therapy to patients with a range of disabilities including:

- Therapeutic exercise consisting of ROM, aerobic capacity, flexibility, and strengthening.

- Body mechanics, postural stabilization and gait training.

- Manual techniques including: soft tissue mobilization and lymphatic drainage.

- Neuromuscular re-education including: balance, proprioception and coordination.

● Designed patient home exercise programs and progressed as needed.

● Collaborated with entire medical treatment team for care plans.

● Worked with post-surgical and post-hospitalization patients.

● Provided one-on-one care to help restore function and reduce pain.

● Completed all chart documentation.

● Received m ultiple Service Value Awards for recognition by patients and peers of exceptional patient care. Vital Rehabilitation Nov 2014 - Oct 2015

Physical Therapy Assistant (Outpatient)

● Pr ovided treatment to achieve goals set by the Physical Therapist f or individual patients by means of Therapeutic Exercise, Manual Techniques (myofascial release, cross-friction massage, and Muscle Energy Technique, Neuromuscular Re-education, Physical Agents and Modalities.

● Cu stomized conventional physical therapy techniques to meet the specific needs of individual patients.

● Facilitated ADL’s and assisted patients with functional mobility to increase comfort and quality of life.

● Documented services and billing accurately, in a timely manner, according to company and regulatory requirements.

Center of Balance Jan 2010 – Nov 2014

Physical Therapy Assistant (Outpatient)

● Created individual home exercise programs for outpatient therapy clients to improve health and wellness.

● Regularly evaluated effects of treatment and adjusted to achieve maximum benefit.

● Implemented Plan of Care (POC) as directed by Physical Therapists. 1

Rich Wu

1951 Westgate Terrace ~ H ighland Park, IL 60035

773-***-**** ~ r

AthletiCo Mar 2003 - Feb 2011

Physical Therapy Aide (Outpatient)

● Assisted Physical Therapists and Occupational therapist with patient therapeutic exercises and modalities.

● Mentored and trained new-hire Physical Therapy Aides.

● Oversaw Physical Therapy Aides’ scheduling on a monthly basis. The Wealshire & The Ponds Mar 2002 - Mar 2003

Recreational Therapy Aide (Skilled Nursing Facility)

● Implemented and coordinated individualized recreation therapy programs working with A lzheimer's and dementia residents with multiple co-morbidities.

● Maintained patience and sympathy for the residents' conditions of Alzheimer’s and dementia while engaging with them in daily recreational therapy activities.


● Focus on pain management techniques

● Implementing stress management techniques

● Ability to multi-task

● Gentle and skilled with therapy procedures

● Empathetic, patient and observant

● Outpatient and home health therapy background

Licenses and Certifications

● Illinois Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant

● CPR certified


Oakton Community College Graduated 2009

● Associate of Applied Science: Physical Therapy Assistant 2

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