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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PTAs perform their jobs underneath the supervising and instruction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely a great deal on their PTAs, so it's necessary that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. PTAs employ many physical therapy techniques when taking care of clients. Some techniques incorporate deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for example ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.

In addition PTAs usually assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by establishing health and fitness plans to facilitate more active life styles. When a Physical therapist assistant sees an individual first, they help the PT study the individual and create a care plan promoting repaired functionality, being able to move, preventing disability and pain reduction. Then, together, the physical therapist, PTA, and patient each work with each other to make certain the goals of the health plan is achieved, calculating the patient's progress, healing, and safety even while making modifications as required.

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