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 carry out their functions under the guidance and direction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely greatly on their PTAs, so it is crucial that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy exercises. Physical therapist assistants employ lots of physical therapy methods when helping patients. Some methods incorporate deep massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for example ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.

In addition Physical therapy assistants commonly aid their clients to prevent losing movement by applying wellness and physical fitness plans to create more active healthier life styles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant examines a patient first, the PTA helps the PT analyze the person and develop a treatment program promoting repaired functions, the ability to move, protecting against impairment and reducing pain. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and individual all work collectively to make certain the objective of the health plan is achieved, measuring the patient's progress, response, and well-being while making adjustments as required.

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