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 Assistant Job Description

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Physical therapy assistants carry out their jobs beneath the supervising and direction of a certified PT. PTs rely a great deal on their PT assistants, so it's important that a PTA can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. PT assistants employ lots of physical therapy techniques when looking after people. Certain techniques include physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise like ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

Furthermore PTAs frequently assist their patients to prevent losing movement by implementing wellness and fitness routines to ensure more active healthier life styles. Whenever a Physical therapy assistant examines a patient initially, the PTA helps the physical therapist analyze the individual and create a therapy plan supporting restored usability, being able to move, protecting against disability and reducing suffering. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and client all work collectively to make certain the goals of the health program is attained, calculating the patient's progress, response, and well-being even while making modifications as needed.

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