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 therapist assistants perform their jobs underneath the guidance and instruction of a licensed PT. PTs rely primarily on their PT assistants, therefore it is necessary that a PTA can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. PTAs employ numerous physical therapy techniques when caring for patients. Several methods consist of physical modalities, deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as for instance ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.

Furthermore Physical therapist assistants usually aid their clients to prevent losing mobility by developing wellness and fitness workouts to ensure more active life styles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant sees a patient initially, the PTA helps the physical therapist study the person and develop a treatment plan encouraging restored functions, being able to move, avoiding impairment and reducing suffering. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and patient each work with each other to make certain the goals of the therapy program is achieved, measuring patient progression, healing, and well-being even while making adjustments as required.

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