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Physical Therapist Assistant

Chicago, Illinois, United States
September 10, 2018

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Melissa Vazquez

Chicago, IL ***** 773-***-****


Competent and caring Physical Therapist Assistant with 2+ years dedicated career experience providing quality patient care in rehabilitative and home health settings. Exhibits a calm and reassuring personality and employs strong communication abilities. Proven proficiency in rehabilitation skills with additional experience in a range of physical therapy patient conditions. Seeking opportunity which will effectively utilize acquired knowledge and skills in a thriving health organization.


Fox College – PTA Program 8/2015

Associates in Applied Science Tinley Park, IL

European Massage Therapy School 12/2008

Licensed Massage Therapist Skokie, IL


Altera Services, Inc. (Home Health) 02/2018 – Present

Physical Therapist Assistant Chicago, IL

Perform in home therapeutic services to patients pertaining to plan of care

Support in coordinating the balance and strength to keep safety and protection of patient with assistive devices

Observing own proper body mechanics when assiting patients with transferes

Maintain cordial terms with patients within the home

Gurnee Chiropractic 12/2015 – Present

Physical Therapist Assistant Gurnee, IL

Implement skilled treatment in accordance with PT Plan of Care

Progress/regress therapy based on patient presentation

Communication with supervising PT with any pertinent information about the patient’s condition

Perform STM to help alleviate pain/increase ROM

Aperion Care International 7/2015-8/2015

Interning Physical Therapist Assistant Chicago, IL

Assist the Physical Therapist with other modalities including electrical stimulation and ultrasound

Responsible for managing a full caseload as senior student

Overseeing patient exercises and joint mobilizations

Answered patient questions and provided education and instruction when necessary

Concentra 3/2015 – 4/2015

Interning Physical Therapist Assistant Bridgeport, IL

Assist the physical therapist while performing functional capacity evaluations

Managed caeload of over 20 patients a day

Utilize modalities necessary to help patient reach their PT goals

Assisted in patient treatment through prescribed exercise regimens and strength training programs

Summit Rehabilitation 02/2009 – 01/2014

Licensed Massage Therapist Chicago, IL

Perform medical/ therapeutic massage on designated areas as prescribed by the doctor to increase

circulation, soft tissue pliability, and ROM to treat varying degrees of chronic pathological disorders

Explain the benefits of massage to clients and answer any questions regarding modalities being applied

Impart knowledge to customers on the importance of proper body mechanics

Quill Office Supplies 10/2002 – 09/2009

Vendor Service Manager Chicago, IL

Answered phones and processed paperwork forwarded by office reps to be resolved.

Responsible for managing orders for 22 vendors

Interacted with customers and vendors to resolve any and all issues with both processed and future order

Maintained a professional and pleasant tone while assisting customers, carriers, inter office personnel and vendors


State of Illinois 10/2015

Physical Therapist Assistant Chicago, IL

State of Illinois 03/2009

Massage Therapist Chicago, IL

National CPR Foundation 02/2018

CPR/AED Certified Chicago, IL


Medical Massage

Time Management

Rapport Building

Kasamba EMR System

Therapeutic Techniques

Patient Care

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