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 perform their functions under the supervision and direction of a licensed physical therapist. PTs rely heavily on their Physical therapist assistants, therefore it is necessary that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy practices. Physical therapy assistants apply many physical therapy techniques when helping patients. A few methods consist of physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy like ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.

Additionally Physical therapist assistants frequently assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by creating health and physical fitness programs to create more active healthier life styles. Anytime a PTA sees a patient initially, the PTA helps the physical therapist analyze the person and develop a therapy plan promoting repaired functions, the ability to move, protecting against disability and pain reduction. Then, together, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and individual each work with each other to ensure the goal of the health plan is reached, measuring patient progression, response, and safety even while making modifications as required.

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