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 carry out their functions underneath the guidance and instruction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely a great deal on their Physical therapist assistants, so it's crucial that a PTA can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy exercises. PTAs employ lots of physical therapy methods when caring for patients. A few methods include deep massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities particularly ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.

Additionally Physical therapy assistants commonly aid their clients to avoid losing movement by developing health and physical fitness programs to create more active healthy life styles. When a Physical therapy assistant examines a client for the first time, they help the PT analyze the person and create a treatment program supporting repaired functions, being able to move, protecting against disability and reducing discomfort. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and individual all work collectively to make certain the objective of the therapy plan is reached, measuring patient progression, response, and safety while making modifications as needed.

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