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 functions beneath the supervision and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. PTs rely greatly on their PTAs, therefore it is important that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy workouts. Physical therapy assistants apply many physical therapy techniques when taking care of clients. Certain methods include physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

In addition PTAs frequently assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by establishing health and fitness workouts for more active lifestyles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant examines a client for the first time, the PTA helps the physical therapist analyze the individual and create a therapy program supporting repaired functions, being able to move, avoiding disability and pain reduction. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and client each work with each other to ensure the goals of the health plan is attained, measuring patient progress, reaction, and well-being even while making adjustments as necessary.

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