Physical Therapy Assistant Guide

Welcome to the PTA Guide, a physical therapy assistant education & career resource. We have everything you need to become a licensed PTA in your state. A few of the helpful things that you'll find here are information resources by state such as tools and info on PTA Schools, PTA license requirements, PTA Jobs, PTA salary data for states & major cities.
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PTAs perform their services beneath the guidance and direction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely a great deal on their Physical therapist assistants, so it's important that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy workouts. PT assistants employ many physical therapy techniques while caring for people. Several techniques incorporate physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy like ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

Additionally Physical therapy assistants commonly aid their clients to prevent losing mobility by employing health and physical fitness workouts for more active healthier life styles. Whenever a PTA sees a client initially, the PTA helps the physical therapist study the individual and develop a treatment plan encouraging recovered functionality, the ability to move, protecting against impairment and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and patient each work with each other to make sure the goals of the health plan is achieved, measuring the patient's progression, reaction, and safety even while making modifications as needed.

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