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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Physical therapist assistants conduct their functions beneath the supervising and instruction of a licensed PT. PTs rely greatly on their PTAs, so it is necessary that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy workouts. PTAs employ many physical therapy methods while caring for people. A few methods consist of physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.

Additionally Physical therapist assistants frequently assist their patients to prevent losing mobility by employing health and fitness workouts to facilitate more active healthier lifestyles. Anytime a PTA examines a client for the 1st time, the PTA helps the physical therapist examine the individual and develop a care program encouraging restored functions, the ability to move, preventing disability and reducing suffering. Then, together, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and patient each work together to make sure the objective of the health plan is attained, measuring client progression, healing, and safety while making modifications as needed.

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