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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PT assistants conduct their functions underneath the supervision and direction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely heavily on their Physical therapist assistants, so it's essential that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. PT assistants employ numerous physical therapy techniques while looking after people. A few techniques consist of physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy like ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.

In addition PTAs commonly assist their patients to prevent losing movement by applying health and fitness routines to enable more active healthy life styles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant sees a client first, they help the PT study the individual and create a therapy plan promoting recovered functionality, the ability to move, protecting against impairment and reducing discomfort. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and patient each work together to ensure the purpose of the therapy program is attained, calculating patient progress, healing, and well-being while making adjustments as needed.

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