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Exercise Specialist / Kinesiologist

Department: Clinic Support Staff
Location: North Providence, RI

Reports To: Clinic Director

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

The Exercise Specialist is a non-licensed caregiver who works under the direction of a Physical Therapist and or Assistant to aide in the provision of patient care. Specifics of this position will vary depending on experience and competencies demonstrated.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for the condition and cleanliness of treatment rooms and gym area and washing and folding laundry
  • Assist clinical staff with patient intervention following plan of care as directed by the PT or PTA. Level of assistance will depend on aides competencies and payers guidelines. Treatment may include; exercise instruction, manual therapy techniques, aquatic therapy, modalities, and education on posture, ergonomics, ADLís and body mechanics
  • Document exercise on patient flow sheet
  • Communicate with physical therapist or assistant patients response to intervention
  • Communicates with potential referral sources to expand existing business and cultivate new business
  • Assist administrative staff as directed by clinic director

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology or related field; one to two years related experience and/or training.

For full time employees Performance offers benefits that include health, dental and vision insurance as well as a 401K plan through John Hancock with a 4% match after 1 year, and voluntary disability and life insurance options.

About us: Performance Physical Therapy is a state-of the-art, physical therapist-owned practice offering a variety of innovative services that help patients of all ages achieve optimal physical function Ė fitness, wellness and rehabilitation. We specialize in sports injuries, spinal, orthopedic and post-surgical conditions, and create a variety of strength, fitness and wellness strategies to help patients heal fully and quickly. Such strategies include womenís health, a runners program, pediatrics, oncology, dry needling, occupational health, hand therapy, athletic training, arthritis, balance disorders, Pilates, aquatics, fitness, sports performance and prevention programs.With the largest number of board-certified physical therapists in the state of Rhode Island, Performance is a leader in the health care community throughout Rhode Island and SE Massachusetts.

Performance PT is known for our customer care, our friendly staff and dedication to providing the latest solutions to our patients. For instance, we have nine therapists certified in dry needling, a relatively new procedure aimed at treating muscle pain. Recently, we broke ground on a 9,000 square-foot facility which will allow us to better serve our patients with complex medical histories and/or those who need on-going, long-term guidance and exercises. Our new location will feature our second Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill, a larger treatment area, gym, therapy pool and enable us to offer additional group exercise and wellness classes. Performance currently has 14 locations in Rhode Island and Southeast, MA. 

Performance has clinics located in the following cities:

East Greenwich                                            
East Providence
North Providence
Attleboro, MA

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Performance Physical Therapy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status.

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