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 therapist assistants conduct their functions beneath the supervising and instruction of a licensed PT. PTs rely primarily on their Physical therapist assistants, so it is necessary that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. Physical therapist assistants apply many physical therapy methods when looking after clients. Some techniques consist of physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy particularly ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.

In addition PTAs often aid their patients to prevent losing mobility by establishing health and physical fitness workouts to facilitate more active lifestyles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant examines an individual initially, they help the physical therapist analyze the person and create a treatment plan promoting recovered functionality, the ability to move, avoiding disability and reducing pain. Then, together, the physical therapist, PTA, and individual all work collectively to ensure the purpose of the therapy program is attained, measuring client progression, healing, and safety while making adjustments as required.

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