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 carry out their functions under the guidance and direction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely primarily on their Physical therapist assistants, so it is essential that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. PT assistants apply lots of physical therapy techniques while helping clients. Certain techniques consist of deep massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities like ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.

Furthermore PTAs frequently aid their clients to avoid losing mobility by implementing wellness and physical fitness workouts for more active healthy life styles. When a Physical therapist assistant examines a patient initially, they help the physical therapist study the person and create a therapy plan promoting repaired usability, being able to move, avoiding disability and reducing suffering. Then, as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and patient all work together to ensure the goals of the therapy plan is achieved, calculating the patient's progression, healing, and well-being while making modifications as needed.

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