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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Stroke Patients Without Funding Receive Free Therapy from PT Students, a Win-Win in PT

It is common for people who experience a stroke to go through physical therapy afterwards to regain functions that may have been lost or damaged during the stroke. A new program in New Orleans at the LSU Health Sciences Center is designed to help stroke victims who can't pay for physical therapy get physical therapy for free. The program works by pairing stroke victims with physical therapy ... READ MORE

What Is the Human Movement System & the APTA’s Vision

Physical Therapy is all about movement. To some people it almost seems too simple. But the reality is, the way we move our bodies in our daily lives, over and over again, will greatly impact how we feel over time. Just as injuries are derived from unnatural or improper movements, they can be corrected and tissue can heal through exercising proper movements. That is what physical therapy is all ... READ MORE

Physical Therapy Job Opportunities Continue to Increase

Regardless of what's occurring with the economy, physical therapy job opportunities are growing. Not only are physical therapy jobs NOT diminishing, they are increasing. And quickly. The Bureau of Labor Statistics data on projected job growth shows that this is true for both physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. In this post we take a look at data from the BLS, along with ... READ MORE

The Top Personality Traits for a Physical Therapist Assistant

We talk a lot about a career as a physical therapy assistant. We talk a lot about how to get a degree, a license, and a job. We even talk a lot about what PTAs do at their jobs. BUT we thought in this post we would share a little about the PTA themselves, about their character and personalities. So, if you've been wondering what the most important personality traits for a physical therapist ... READ MORE