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 Therapy Assistant Career Summary

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Physical therapy assistants perform their functions underneath the guidance and instruction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely a great deal on their Physical therapist assistants, so it's necessary that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy exercises. Physical therapy assistants apply lots of physical therapy methods when taking care of people. A few techniques include deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities like ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.

Additionally Physical therapy assistants often aid their clients to prevent losing mobility by employing wellness and physical fitness workouts to enable more active healthier life styles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant examines a patient for the first time, the PTA helps the physical therapist examine the person and develop a treatment plan supporting repaired functionality, being able to move, protecting against disability and pain reduction. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and client all work with each other to ensure the objective of the health program is reached, calculating patient progression, response, and well-being while making modifications as necessary.

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