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 therapy assistants conduct their functions beneath the supervision and direction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely greatly on their PT assistants, so it's essential that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. Physical therapy assistants apply lots of physical therapy methods while caring for clients. Some methods consist of physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy such as ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.

Additionally Physical therapy assistants usually aid their clients to avoid losing movement by establishing health and physical fitness workouts to ensure more active healthy life styles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant examines a client for the first time, they help the physical therapist analyze the person and develop a treatment plan encouraging recovered functions, being able to move, avoiding disability and reducing suffering. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and patient all work collectively to make sure the objective of the therapy program is reached, calculating client progress, response, and well-being while making adjustments as needed.

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