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 Job Summary

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Physical therapist assistants carry out their tasks underneath the supervising and instruction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely greatly on their Physical therapist assistants, so it's essential that a PTA can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy activities. Physical therapist assistants employ numerous physical therapy methods when taking care of people. Certain techniques incorporate deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities particularly ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

Additionally Physical therapist assistants often assist their patients to avoid losing movement by developing wellness and physical fitness programs to ensure more active life styles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant examines a patient first, they help the PT analyze the person and create a therapy plan supporting recovered functionality, being able to move, avoiding impairment and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the PT, PTA, and client all work with each other to make certain the goal of the health program is achieved, calculating client progression, response, and well-being while making adjustments as needed.

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