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 carry out their functions under the supervision and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely greatly on their PTAs, therefore it is necessary that a PTA can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. PTAs employ lots of physical therapy methods when caring for patients. Certain methods incorporate deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for instance ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.

Furthermore Physical therapist assistants regularly assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by applying wellness and physical fitness plans to enable more active healthy life styles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant examines an individual for the first time, the PTA helps the PT analyze the individual and develop a care plan supporting repaired functionality, being able to move, avoiding disability and reducing suffering. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and patient all work together to make certain the goal of the health program is achieved, calculating client progress, healing, and well-being while making modifications as needed.

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