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 conduct their services under the supervision and direction of a licensed physical therapist. PTs rely a great deal on their PTAs, so it is important that a PTA can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy workouts. Physical therapist assistants employ many physical therapy methods when caring for clients. A few methods consist of physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise particularly ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

Furthermore PTAs commonly aid their patients to avoid losing movement by developing health and physical fitness programs to ensure more active lifestyles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant examines an individual initially, the PTA helps the physical therapist analyze the person and create a therapy program promoting restored usability, the ability to move, preventing disability and reducing pain. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and client each work collectively to make certain the goals of the therapy plan is reached, measuring client progression, response, and well-being while making adjustments as necessary.

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