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 assistants carry out their tasks under the supervision and instruction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely primarily on their PT assistants, therefore it is necessary that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. PTAs apply lots of physical therapy techniques while helping patients. Several techniques incorporate deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities like ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.

In addition Physical therapist assistants regularly aid their patients to prevent losing mobility by applying wellness and fitness workouts to create more active healthy life styles. When a Physical therapist assistant sees an individual for the 1st time, the PTA helps the physical therapist study the individual and create a therapy program supporting restored functionality, being able to move, preventing disability and reducing discomfort. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and patient all work with each other to make sure the objective of the therapy program is attained, measuring the patient's progress, reaction, and well-being even while making adjustments as necessary.

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