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 conduct their services underneath the supervision and direction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely greatly on their PTAs, therefore it is essential that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy activities. Physical therapist assistants apply numerous physical therapy techniques while caring for clients. A few techniques include deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities particularly ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

Furthermore Physical therapist assistants frequently aid their clients to prevent losing mobility by establishing wellness and physical fitness routines to enable more active healthy lifestyles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant sees an individual initially, they help the PT analyze the individual and develop a care program supporting repaired usability, the ability to move, protecting against impairment and pain reduction. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and client each work with each other to make sure the purpose of the therapy program is achieved, measuring patient progression, response, and well-being even while making modifications as necessary.

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