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 licensed PT. Physical therapists rely greatly on their Physical therapy assistants, so it's important that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. Physical therapy assistants employ lots of physical therapy methods when taking care of clients. A few methods consist of deep soft tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for instance ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.

Furthermore PT assistants regularly assist their patients to avoid losing movement by applying wellness and fitness routines to enable more active life styles. When a Physical therapy assistant sees an individual initially, they help the physical therapist examine the individual and develop a care program promoting restored functions, the ability to move, preventing impairment and reducing discomfort. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and client all work collectively to make certain the goal of the therapy program is attained, measuring the patient's progress, healing, and safety even while making modifications as needed.

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