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 Description

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Physical therapy assistants conduct their tasks underneath the supervising and instruction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely heavily on their Physical therapy assistants, so it's essential that a PTA can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. Physical therapist assistants employ lots of physical therapy methods while helping people. Several methods consist of physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy such as ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

Additionally Physical therapy assistants usually aid their clients to prevent losing mobility by creating health and physical fitness workouts to ensure more active healthier life styles. When a PTA examines a patient for the first time, the PTA helps the PT study the person and develop a therapy plan encouraging recovered functions, being able to move, preventing impairment and reducing pain. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and individual all work together to ensure the goal of the health plan is achieved, measuring patient progression, response, and well-being even while making modifications as required.

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