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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PT assistants conduct their tasks under the guidance and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely greatly on their PT assistants, so it is important that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. PTAs employ numerous physical therapy methods when taking care of patients. Several methods incorporate physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as for example ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

In addition Physical therapy assistants commonly assist their clients to prevent losing movement by implementing health and physical fitness plans for more active healthier life styles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant sees a client initially, they help the physical therapist study the individual and create a treatment program encouraging recovered usability, being able to move, protecting against disability and reducing pain. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and client each work with each other to ensure the objective of the health program is attained, calculating client progression, healing, and safety even while making adjustments as necessary.

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