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 conduct their jobs underneath the supervising and instruction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely a great deal on their Physical therapy assistants, therefore it is important that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy exercises. PT assistants apply many physical therapy methods when taking care of clients. Several methods include physical modalities, deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise particularly ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.

Furthermore Physical therapy assistants frequently assist their patients to avoid losing movement by employing wellness and physical fitness programs to enable more active life styles. When a PTA examines a client first, the PTA helps the physical therapist study the person and create a treatment plan encouraging recovered functionality, being able to move, protecting against disability and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and patient all work collectively to ensure the purpose of the therapy program is achieved, calculating client progress, healing, and safety even while making adjustments as needed.

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