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 Assistant Career Introduction

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Physical therapy assistants carry out their functions under the guidance and instruction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely heavily on their PT assistants, therefore it is necessary that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. PTAs apply numerous physical therapy methods when caring for patients. Some methods consist of deep soft tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for example ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

In addition Physical therapy assistants frequently assist their patients to prevent losing mobility by establishing health and physical fitness programs to create more active healthier lifestyles. When a Physical therapy assistant sees a patient for the first time, the PTA helps the PT examine the individual and create a care plan encouraging restored usability, the ability to move, avoiding disability and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and patient all work together to make sure the objective of the health program is achieved, calculating client progress, reaction, and well-being even while making modifications as necessary.

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