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Physical Therapist Assistant

Miami, FL
October 04, 2018

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Rody A. Blanco, PTA

**** ** *** *******. ***** Lakes, FL 33018



Well-versed in sub-acute, in-patients, out-patients and home health settings. Experience in neurological, orthopedic, sport injuries, geriatric and pediatric populations. Great motivator and well organized who provide top-notch customer service while assessing patient needs. Demonstrate empathy and compassion, communication and interpersonal skills. Proficiency in relevant computer documentation system.

Organized and detail-oriented

Gentle and skilled with therapy procedures

Patient safety and education fist

Capable to adjust POC according patient progression

Multi-Cultural Sensitivity

English and Spanish Languages

Implementing Physical Therapy Programs

Pain management techniques

Electronic Documentation Experience

Monitoring Vital Signs

CPR training

Excellent Time Management

Clinical Experience

2018 to Present Palmetto Subacute and Rehab Miami, FL

Implementing treatment and exercise programs according to individual patient conditions and POC goals.

Providing various therapeutic procedures, instructions and exercises to the patients.

Monitoring patient progress throughout treatments and evaluating strengths and weaknesses,

Documenting daily and progress treatment notes.

Follows treatment programs to restore and prevent loss of function following disease, injury or disability, adhering to Best Practice guidelines and communicating with all healthcare professionals for the best plan of care for the patient.

Ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into the existing Physical Therapy Services.

Observed patients with symptoms of low energy and pain during treatment.

Supported and stabilized clients and patients for the duration of treatments, tests, and evaluations. 2016 to 2018 Plantation Key Nursing and Rehab Center Tavernier, FL

Assisted PT to perform patients’ tests, measurements, and evaluations.

Discussed patient cases with the doctor and physical therapists, social workers, nurses, and psychologists.

Instructed clients and their families about exercises to be continued at home.

Educated and motivated patients in mechanized exercises.

Monitored the effects of different types of treatments and conferred with the physical therapist to attain maximum benefits.

Administered manual therapeutic exercises to advance and maintain muscle function.

Secured clients in or on therapy equipment.

Assisted in deep and surface massage techniques.

Oversaw the work of Physical Therapy Aides and students internees.

Recorded patients’ treatments, response times and development. 2014 to Present Alternative Medical Home Health-Care Services Miami FL

Implementing HEP programs for pediatric population with functional limitations and impairments as result of conditions as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Down syndrome, Developmental delays or TBI.

Providing home treatment to geriatric population with disabilities product of Neurological diseases or conditions (CVA, TBI, strokes) or orthopedic patients recovering from injuries in Hip, Knee, Ankle, Shoulder, Elbow or Bones fractures.

Supporting, instructing and educating family/caregiver members in phases of recovery.

Writing daily notes and submitting the progress summaries based on POC goals

Evaluating home environment in order to decrease patients risk falls and increment safety awareness.

Training patient in transfers and use of assistive devices to reduce caregiver dependency. 2013 to 2015 American Pro Health Rehabilitation Outpatient Center Miami FL

Providing treatment to ambulatory patients with Shoulder, Knee, Foot and Ankle injuries recovery patients like arthritis, fractures, shoulder, neck and back pain, knee or ankle strain or sprains, tendinitis, frozen shoulder, bursitis.

Performing Stretching: ballistic, dynamic, static, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)

Manual Therapy: Mobilization, manipulation and massage to decrease restriction in the joint and improve in ROM, reduce pain and relax or facilitate the muscle, improve circulation, or assist in lymphatic drainage.

Gait and Balance training and postural evaluation to improve dynamic and static stability and correct gait patterns.

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy to reduce vertigo and dizziness, gaze instability, and/or imbalance and falls. Gaze Stabilization exercises, Balance Training exercises. Canalith Repositioning Procedure (EPLEY MANEUVER) for BPPV Patients Education

2014 The Praxis Institute A.S. In Physical Therapy Miami Fl Certifications

2002 F.I.U. MCSE: Microsoft Certification Server Engineering Miami Fl 2016 Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, State of Florida.

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