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 assistants carry out their services underneath the supervising and instruction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely primarily on their PT assistants, so it's necessary that a PTA can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy techniques. Physical therapist assistants employ many physical therapy methods while caring for patients. A few techniques include physical modalities, deep tissue massage, exercise therapy such as for instance ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

Additionally Physical therapy assistants frequently aid their clients to prevent losing mobility by applying health and physical fitness programs for more active healthier lifestyles. When a PTA sees an individual first, the PTA helps the PT examine the individual and create a treatment plan supporting restored usability, the ability to move, preventing disability and pain reduction. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and client all work together to make sure the objective of the health plan is reached, calculating patient progress, response, and safety even while making adjustments as required.

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