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 services under the supervising and instruction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely a great deal on their Physical therapist assistants, therefore it is important that a PTA can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy exercises. PTAs apply numerous physical therapy methods while caring for people. Some methods consist of deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.

Furthermore Physical therapy assistants commonly assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by implementing health and fitness workouts to ensure more active healthy lifestyles. Anytime a PTA sees a patient first, the PTA helps the physical therapist study the individual and create a care program encouraging recovered usability, being able to move, avoiding impairment and reducing pain. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and patient each work together to ensure the goals of the therapy program is attained, measuring patient progress, reaction, and well-being while making modifications as necessary.

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