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 carry out their jobs underneath the supervision and instruction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely heavily on their PT assistants, so it is important that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy activities. PTAs employ many physical therapy techniques while taking care of patients. Several techniques incorporate physical modalities, deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as for instance ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.

In addition PTAs commonly aid their clients to prevent losing mobility by creating health and fitness workouts to facilitate more active healthy lifestyles. When a Physical therapy assistant sees a patient initially, they help the PT study the person and develop a care program supporting restored functionality, being able to move, protecting against impairment and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and patient all work with each other to ensure the goals of the health plan is achieved, calculating the patient's progression, response, and well-being even while making adjustments as required.

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