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 perform their jobs beneath the supervision and direction of a licensed PT. PTs rely greatly on their Physical therapy assistants, so it is important that a PTA can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy practices. Physical therapist assistants apply numerous physical therapy techniques when helping clients. Certain methods incorporate physical modalities, deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise like ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.

In addition Physical therapy assistants often assist their patients to prevent losing mobility by implementing health and fitness workouts for more active healthy lifestyles. When a PTA sees a client first, they help the PT study the individual and develop a treatment program promoting repaired functions, being able to move, preventing impairment and reducing suffering. Then, together, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and patient all work together to make certain the goals of the therapy program is reached, measuring patient progress, response, and safety while making adjustments as required.

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