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 carry out their tasks beneath the supervision and direction of a licensed PT. PTs rely primarily on their Physical therapy assistants, so it is crucial that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy exercises. PTAs employ lots of physical therapy methods while taking care of clients. Certain techniques include deep massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for instance ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.

Additionally Physical therapist assistants frequently assist their clients to avoid losing movement by employing wellness and physical fitness programs to enable more active life styles. Whenever a PTA examines a client for the 1st time, they help the physical therapist examine the individual and create a care plan promoting recovered functionality, being able to move, protecting against impairment and reducing pain. Then, as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and patient each work collectively to make certain the objective of the therapy program is attained, calculating patient progression, healing, and well-being while making adjustments as necessary.

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