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 jobs under the supervising and instruction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely primarily on their PTAs, therefore it is essential that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy activities. Physical therapist assistants apply many physical therapy techniques while helping patients. Certain techniques include deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as for example ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.

Additionally Physical therapy assistants frequently aid their patients to avoid losing mobility by developing health and physical fitness workouts for more active healthy life styles. Whenever a Physical therapy assistant sees an individual for the 1st time, they help the PT analyze the individual and create a treatment program supporting restored functions, being able to move, avoiding impairment and pain reduction. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and patient each work collectively to make sure the purpose of the therapy plan is reached, measuring patient progress, healing, and safety even while making adjustments as required.

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