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 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

What Is the Human Movement System & the APTA’s Vision

Physical Therapy is all about movement. To some people it almost seems too simple. But the reality is, the way we move our bodies in our daily lives, over and over again, will greatly impact how we feel over time. Just as injuries are derived from unnatural or improper movements, they can be corrected and tissue can heal through exercising proper movements. That is what physical therapy is all ... READ MORE

The Top Personality Traits for a Physical Therapist Assistant

We talk a lot about a career as a physical therapy assistant. We talk a lot about how to get a degree, a license, and a job. We even talk a lot about what PTAs do at their jobs. BUT we thought in this post we would share a little about the PTA themselves, about their character and personalities. So, if you've been wondering what the most important personality traits for a physical therapist ... READ MORE