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 Assistant Career Description

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PTAs perform their tasks beneath the guidance and instruction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely greatly on their Physical therapy assistants, therefore it is important that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy techniques. Physical therapist assistants apply lots of physical therapy techniques when caring for people. Some methods incorporate deep soft tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for example ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.

Additionally Physical therapist assistants frequently assist their patients to prevent losing mobility by establishing health and fitness workouts to enable more active life styles. Anytime a PTA examines a patient first, the PTA helps the PT analyze the individual and develop a care plan supporting repaired functionality, being able to move, protecting against impairment and reducing pain. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, PTA, and individual each work collectively to make sure the objective of the therapy program is attained, calculating the patient's progression, healing, and well-being while making adjustments as necessary.

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