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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PT assistants conduct their functions beneath the supervision and direction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely primarily on their PT assistants, so it's essential that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy workouts. PT assistants employ lots of physical therapy methods while helping clients. Several techniques consist of deep soft tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for instance ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.

Furthermore Physical therapist assistants regularly aid their clients to avoid losing mobility by applying wellness and fitness programs to enable more active healthy life styles. Anytime a PTA examines an individual first, the PTA helps the PT study the person and develop a therapy program encouraging restored functionality, the ability to move, preventing impairment and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and individual each work together to make certain the purpose of the health program is achieved, calculating the patient's progress, response, and safety even while making modifications as needed.

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