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 tasks underneath the supervising and instruction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely primarily on their PT assistants, so it's necessary that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy exercises. Physical therapist assistants apply lots of physical therapy methods while helping patients. Some methods consist of deep massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.

In addition PT assistants often assist their clients to prevent losing movement by employing wellness and fitness programs to facilitate more active lifestyles. Anytime a PTA sees a client for the 1st time, the PTA helps the physical therapist study the individual and create a treatment program promoting recovered functionality, the ability to move, avoiding disability and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and patient each work together to make sure the goals of the health plan is reached, measuring the patient's progression, healing, and well-being while making modifications as necessary.

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