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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PTAs perform their functions underneath the guidance and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely greatly on their Physical therapy assistants, therefore it is necessary that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy workouts. Physical therapist assistants apply many physical therapy methods when looking after patients. A few techniques consist of physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy like ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.

Additionally PTAs usually aid their patients to prevent losing movement by developing health and fitness programs for more active life styles. Whenever a PTA examines a patient first, they help the physical therapist analyze the individual and develop a care program promoting restored usability, being able to move, preventing impairment and reducing pain. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and patient each work with each other to make sure the purpose of the health plan is reached, measuring the patient's progression, reaction, and safety even while making modifications as necessary.

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