Technical Standards and Essential Functions

Conceptual / Intellectual / Analytical Abilities

Ability to clinically reason and make decisions in a timely manner using the skills of  measurement, calculation, analysis and  integration.  The following are examples of conceptual/intellectual/analytical abilities required of physical therapy practice:

  • Assimilate, learn, and apply large volumes of complex, technically detailed information

  • Comprehend three-dimensional and spatial relationships between structures 

  • Recognize cause and effect relationships in the significant findings from history, examination and laboratory data

  • Effectively and efficiently formulate evaluative and therapeutic judgments based on the ability to collect, process, prioritize and correctly interpret information from multiple sources

  • Respond  calmly to emergency situations

  • Self-evaluate and acknowledge limitations in knowledge and/or skills, including the need to refer the patient to another healthcare professional to assure safe, effective care

  • Participate in the process of scientific inquiry

  • Recognize the psychosocial impact of dysfunction and disability and integrate the needs of the patient/family into the plan of care

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