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 assistants carry out their functions under the supervision and direction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely a great deal on their Physical therapist assistants, so it's essential that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy techniques. PTAs employ many physical therapy methods while helping clients. Several techniques consist of physical modalities, deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise particularly ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.

In addition Physical therapy assistants commonly aid their clients to avoid losing movement by implementing wellness and physical fitness programs to facilitate more active healthy life styles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant sees an individual for the 1st time, they help the PT analyze the individual and develop a therapy plan promoting repaired functions, the ability to move, protecting against disability and pain reduction. Then, together, the PT, PTA, and individual each work with each other to ensure the objective of the therapy program is attained, calculating client progression, response, and safety while making modifications as needed.

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