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 Description

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Physical therapy assistants carry out their functions beneath the supervising and direction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely greatly on their Physical therapy assistants, so it is essential that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. PT assistants employ many physical therapy methods while caring for clients. Certain methods include physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy such as ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.

Additionally PTAs commonly assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by employing health and physical fitness routines to ensure more active healthy lifestyles. When a Physical therapist assistant examines a client for the first time, the PTA helps the PT analyze the individual and develop a care plan encouraging recovered usability, being able to move, protecting against impairment and reducing suffering. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and individual all work together to make certain the goals of the therapy program is achieved, measuring patient progress, reaction, and safety while making adjustments as necessary.

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