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 carry out their tasks underneath the supervising and direction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely primarily on their PT assistants, so it is crucial that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy workouts. Physical therapist assistants apply numerous physical therapy techniques while helping clients. A few methods include physical modalities, deep tissue massage, exercise therapy particularly ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

Furthermore Physical therapist assistants regularly aid their patients to prevent losing mobility by creating health and physical fitness plans to ensure more active healthy lifestyles. Whenever a PTA examines an individual initially, they help the physical therapist analyze the individual and develop a therapy program encouraging recovered functions, being able to move, preventing disability and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and individual each work collectively to ensure the purpose of the therapy plan is reached, calculating the patient's progress, healing, and well-being while making modifications as necessary.

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