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 assistants conduct their functions underneath the supervising and instruction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely heavily on their PTAs, therefore it is essential that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy techniques. PTAs apply lots of physical therapy methods while looking after clients. Some methods incorporate physical modalities, deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as for instance ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.

In addition PT assistants regularly assist their patients to prevent losing mobility by applying health and physical fitness plans to create more active life styles. When a Physical therapist assistant examines a patient initially, the PTA helps the PT study the individual and develop a therapy plan supporting restored functionality, being able to move, avoiding disability and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and patient all work with each other to ensure the goals of the health plan is achieved, calculating client progress, reaction, and safety while making adjustments as needed.

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