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 Assistant Job Description

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Physical therapy assistants carry out their tasks under the supervising and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. PTs rely greatly on their Physical therapist assistants, so it is important that a PTA can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy workouts. PTAs apply numerous physical therapy methods when taking care of people. Several methods consist of physical modalities, deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise like ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.

Furthermore PTAs usually assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by applying health and physical fitness workouts for more active healthy lifestyles. When a Physical therapy assistant sees a client for the first time, the PTA helps the physical therapist examine the individual and create a therapy plan promoting restored functionality, being able to move, avoiding disability and reducing suffering. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and patient each work together to make sure the goal of the health plan is reached, calculating patient progression, reaction, and well-being while making modifications as necessary.

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