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 Description

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PTAs carry out their functions under the supervising and instruction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely a great deal on their Physical therapy assistants, so it's necessary that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. PT assistants employ numerous physical therapy techniques when looking after people. Some methods consist of deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.

Additionally Physical therapist assistants commonly aid their clients to prevent losing movement by applying health and fitness routines to enable more active life styles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant sees a patient first, they help the physical therapist study the person and develop a treatment plan encouraging restored functionality, the ability to move, avoiding disability and pain reduction. Then, together, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and individual each work together to make sure the purpose of the therapy program is attained, measuring client progress, healing, and well-being even while making adjustments as required.

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