Essential Functions in the Psychomotor Domain
Possess sufficient mental and physical stamina, postural and neuromuscular control, and eye-hand coordination for extended periods of time in order to perform patient care tasks in a manner that does not compromise patient or therapist safety.
Safely, reliably, and efficiently perform required physical therapy examination and intervention procedures to evaluate and treat the functional skills & limitations and gross motor system of patients across the lifespan. These include but are not limited to:
- Cognitive, mental, emotional status
- Cardiopulmonary status
- Segmental length, girth, volume
- Skin integrity & wound care
- Joint mobility, motion and play
- Muscle tone and reflexes
- Coordination & balance
- Development skills & movement patterns
- Functional abilities
- Posture & gait
- Therapeutic exercises
- Prosthetics & orthotics
- Adaptive devices & assistive technology
- Demonstrate the ability to perform CPR and emergency first aid.
- Safely and reliably read meters, dials, printouts, and goniometers.
- Demonstrate the ability to manipulate and operate physical therapy equipment and monitoring devices.
- React safely and appropriately in a timely manner to sudden or unexpected situations involving persons and or equipment.