Typically, you see anywhere from 1-5 patients at a time. The hardest part of the job was working with 3-5 patients at a time and knowing you weren't giving quality care.
I learned a lot about the spine and the importance of a strong core, but that only took about 1 month to learn. Once you learn the basic exercises, you spend most of your time learning how to multi-task.
There is no critical thinking involved in this job since the series of exercises are taught to you and you just have to know which ones are appropriate based on the diagnosis.
Management was typical of a small practice. Integrity was questionable at times.
The standards of the place are hypocritical. I was told multiple times to decrease the chit-chat with patients and co-workers but then would see the exact same people doing the exact same thing minutes later.
The job had very little growth potential.
The benefits are awful, low pay, no 401k option.
While I think this is a great place to go for physical therapy, I would never suggest it as a place to work for a physical therapist assistant since you use very few skills that you went to school for.