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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PT assistants carry out their tasks beneath the supervision and direction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely greatly on their Physical therapist assistants, so it is important that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy techniques. PT assistants apply many physical therapy techniques when helping patients. Certain methods consist of physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise particularly ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.

Additionally Physical therapy assistants regularly aid their clients to avoid losing mobility by employing health and fitness plans for more active lifestyles. When a Physical therapist assistant sees a client initially, the PTA helps the PT study the individual and develop a therapy plan supporting recovered functions, the ability to move, preventing disability and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and individual each work with each other to ensure the goal of the therapy program is attained, measuring the patient's progress, healing, and safety while making adjustments as necessary.

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