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 perform their functions underneath the supervising and direction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely a great deal on their Physical therapy assistants, so it's essential that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. Physical therapist assistants employ lots of physical therapy techniques when taking care of clients. A few techniques include physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as for instance ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.

In addition Physical therapist assistants commonly assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by applying health and fitness plans to facilitate more active healthier life styles. When a Physical therapist assistant sees a patient initially, they help the PT analyze the individual and create a treatment plan supporting recovered usability, the ability to move, preventing impairment and reducing pain. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, PTA, and patient each work with each other to make sure the goals of the health program is attained, calculating the patient's progression, reaction, and safety while making adjustments as needed.

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