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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How to Find a Physical Therapist for Your Needs

Physical therapy is used to treat many conditions and injuries. There are PT treatments for rotator cuff tears, low back pain, arthritis, tennis elbow, and many many more conditions and injuries but no two PT treatments are the same. In fact, there are so many different PT treatments that you should find specialists who are physical therapists that focus only on your specific condition(s) ... READ MORE

The Future of Physical Therapy: Brain Stimulation & Computer Modeled PT Regimens

It has been said that the future of physical therapy is here and that it requires strong therapist/patient relationships and great communication. Although this is true, there are also technological advances in physical therapy that further support the notion that the future is here. We've talked about physical therapy for stroke patients before. According the the Center for Disease Control ... READ MORE

THE Definitive Guide to Rotator Cuff Tears

We use our shoulders more than we realize. In fact, we constantly should be engaging our shoulders slightly in order to hold a good healthy posture. Studies have shown that hunching can actually contribute to rotator cuff injuries and other shoulder injuries over time. Because our shoulders are engaged constantly and used frequently, shoulder pain is not something you want to live with, it will ... READ MORE

Physical therapist assistant treats Parkinson’s patients with boxing program

Photo by Keith Ellwood Muhammad Ali was no doubt a great man. His fights inside the ring, and outside the ring battling civil rights, were truly inspiring. His fight with Parkinson's disease was also inspiring, and it did not go unnoticed. Today, over 90 facilities across the United States are treating Parkinson's patients with a boxing physical therapy program called "Rock Steady ... READ MORE