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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Physical Therapist Assistant Job Summary

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PTAs perform their services beneath the supervision and instruction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely primarily on their PT assistants, therefore it is important that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy activities. PTAs apply lots of physical therapy techniques when caring for clients. Certain methods incorporate deep massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities like ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.

Furthermore PTAs often aid their clients to prevent losing mobility by developing wellness and fitness routines to facilitate more active life styles. When a Physical therapy assistant examines a patient initially, they help the physical therapist analyze the individual and develop a treatment plan promoting recovered functionality, the ability to move, preventing impairment and reducing suffering. Then, as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and individual all work with each other to make certain the goals of the health program is attained, calculating the patient's progress, response, and safety while making modifications as required.

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