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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PTAs conduct their functions underneath the supervising and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. PTs rely primarily on their Physical therapist assistants, so it is essential that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy practices. PTAs employ many physical therapy techniques when taking care of people. A few techniques include deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities like ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.

Furthermore Physical therapist assistants often assist their patients to avoid losing mobility by employing wellness and fitness routines to ensure more active healthier lifestyles. Whenever a PTA sees a patient initially, they help the physical therapist examine the individual and create a treatment program supporting restored functions, the ability to move, avoiding disability and pain reduction. Then, together, the PT, PTA, and client all work collectively to make certain the purpose of the therapy program is attained, measuring patient progress, response, and well-being while making adjustments as required.

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