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 carry out their services under the guidance and direction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely heavily on their PTAs, therefore it is crucial that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy techniques. PTAs apply numerous physical therapy techniques while helping patients. Some methods consist of physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy like ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.

In addition Physical therapist assistants usually assist their patients to prevent losing movement by implementing health and physical fitness plans to facilitate more active healthier life styles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant examines a client first, the PTA helps the physical therapist study the person and create a therapy plan promoting repaired functionality, the ability to move, preventing disability and reducing suffering. Then, together, the physical therapist, PTA, and client each work collectively to ensure the goal of the health plan is reached, measuring the patient's progression, healing, and safety while making adjustments as needed.

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