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 perform their services underneath the supervising and instruction of a certified PT. PTs rely greatly on their Physical therapy assistants, so it is essential that a PTA can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy workouts. Physical therapy assistants apply many physical therapy techniques when caring for patients. Certain methods include physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy such as for example ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

Furthermore Physical therapy assistants commonly assist their patients to prevent losing movement by establishing wellness and physical fitness workouts for more active lifestyles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant examines an individual initially, they help the physical therapist study the person and develop a treatment plan promoting repaired functionality, being able to move, protecting against impairment and pain reduction. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and individual all work with each other to ensure the goals of the health plan is attained, measuring client progress, response, and safety even while making modifications as necessary.

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