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 conduct their functions beneath the supervising and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely heavily on their PT assistants, so it is crucial that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy practices. PT assistants apply numerous physical therapy techniques when looking after people. Several techniques include deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as for instance ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.

Additionally PT assistants commonly aid their patients to avoid losing movement by developing wellness and fitness programs to enable more active healthier lifestyles. Whenever a PTA examines an individual initially, the PTA helps the physical therapist examine the individual and develop a treatment program supporting repaired functions, the ability to move, avoiding impairment and reducing pain. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, PTA, and individual each work collectively to ensure the goal of the therapy program is attained, calculating patient progress, reaction, and well-being even while making adjustments as needed.

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