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 assistants conduct their jobs underneath the supervising and instruction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely a great deal on their Physical therapy assistants, so it's essential that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy activities. PT assistants apply numerous physical therapy techniques when taking care of patients. A few techniques incorporate physical modalities, deep tissue massage, exercise therapy such as ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.

In addition PT assistants usually aid their patients to prevent losing movement by applying health and fitness workouts to facilitate more active healthier life styles. Whenever a Physical therapy assistant examines a patient initially, the PTA helps the physical therapist analyze the individual and create a care program promoting restored functions, the ability to move, preventing impairment and reducing discomfort. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and patient each work together to make certain the goals of the therapy plan is attained, measuring patient progression, reaction, and safety even while making adjustments as needed.

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