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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PT assistants carry out their jobs underneath the guidance and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely greatly on their Physical therapist assistants, therefore it is important that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. Physical therapist assistants apply numerous physical therapy methods when helping patients. A few techniques include physical modalities, deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise like ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.

Additionally Physical therapist assistants frequently aid their clients to avoid losing movement by applying health and physical fitness programs for more active healthy lifestyles. When a Physical therapy assistant examines a patient for the first time, they help the PT study the individual and create a therapy program encouraging recovered functionality, being able to move, preventing impairment and reducing suffering. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and individual each work collectively to ensure the purpose of the health program is achieved, calculating client progression, reaction, and safety while making adjustments as needed.

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