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 carry out their jobs underneath the guidance and direction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely heavily on their PTAs, so it is necessary that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. PT assistants employ lots of physical therapy methods while helping people. Several methods incorporate deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities particularly ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.

Additionally Physical therapy assistants often aid their patients to avoid losing movement by establishing health and fitness programs to facilitate more active lifestyles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant examines an individual first, they help the PT analyze the person and create a treatment plan encouraging repaired functionality, being able to move, avoiding impairment and reducing discomfort. Then, as a team, the PT, PTA, and client each work collectively to make sure the purpose of the therapy program is attained, calculating patient progression, reaction, and safety even while making modifications as required.

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