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 Therapy Assistant Career Introduction

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Physical therapist assistants perform their jobs beneath the supervision and instruction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely primarily on their PTAs, so it's important that a PTA can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. PTAs apply many physical therapy methods while taking care of people. Some methods consist of physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as for example ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.

Furthermore Physical therapist assistants regularly assist their patients to avoid losing movement by employing health and physical fitness programs to create more active life styles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant sees an individual for the first time, the PTA helps the PT analyze the person and develop a treatment program promoting recovered usability, the ability to move, preventing impairment and pain reduction. Then, together, the PT, PTA, and patient all work collectively to make sure the goals of the health plan is reached, measuring patient progression, reaction, and well-being even while making modifications as needed.

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