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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PTAs perform their services under the guidance and instruction of a certified PT. PTs rely greatly on their Physical therapist assistants, so it is important that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. PT assistants employ many physical therapy techniques when caring for clients. Some methods consist of physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as for example ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.

In addition PT assistants commonly assist their clients to avoid losing movement by applying wellness and physical fitness workouts to create more active life styles. Whenever a Physical therapy assistant examines a client for the 1st time, they help the physical therapist analyze the individual and create a therapy program encouraging restored functionality, being able to move, protecting against disability and reducing suffering. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and patient each work collectively to make sure the purpose of the therapy program is achieved, calculating patient progress, response, and safety while making adjustments as required.

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