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 under the supervision and direction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely heavily on their PT assistants, therefore it is necessary that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. PTAs employ lots of physical therapy techniques while looking after people. Some methods incorporate deep massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities particularly ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.

Furthermore PT assistants often assist their patients to prevent losing movement by implementing wellness and physical fitness workouts for more active lifestyles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant sees an individual first, they help the PT study the person and develop a treatment plan supporting repaired functions, the ability to move, protecting against disability and pain reduction. Then, together, the PT, PTA, and client all work together to ensure the goal of the health program is attained, calculating client progression, response, and safety even while making adjustments as required.

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