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 perform their jobs beneath the supervising and direction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely a great deal on their Physical therapy assistants, so it is necessary that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. PT assistants employ numerous physical therapy techniques while taking care of clients. Several techniques consist of physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as for instance ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.

Additionally Physical therapy assistants usually assist their clients to avoid losing movement by creating wellness and physical fitness plans to facilitate more active healthy life styles. Whenever a Physical therapy assistant sees a client for the first time, they help the PT examine the person and develop a therapy plan promoting restored functionality, being able to move, avoiding disability and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and individual all work together to make sure the goal of the therapy program is achieved, calculating client progress, healing, and well-being while making modifications as necessary.

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