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 perform their services under the guidance and direction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely primarily on their PTAs, so it's essential that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy exercises. Physical therapist assistants apply many physical therapy methods when helping patients. Certain methods consist of physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.

Additionally Physical therapy assistants usually assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by establishing wellness and physical fitness programs for more active healthier life styles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant examines a client first, the PTA helps the physical therapist examine the person and create a therapy plan promoting recovered functions, the ability to move, preventing disability and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and patient all work together to ensure the goals of the therapy plan is attained, measuring patient progression, healing, and safety while making modifications as required.

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