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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PTAs conduct their services under the supervision and instruction of a certified PT. PTs rely greatly on their PT assistants, so it's important that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy workouts. Physical therapy assistants employ lots of physical therapy methods while looking after people. Certain techniques incorporate physical modalities, deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as for example ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.

Furthermore PT assistants commonly aid their patients to prevent losing mobility by implementing wellness and fitness programs for more active healthy life styles. When a Physical therapist assistant sees a client for the first time, they help the PT analyze the person and develop a therapy plan encouraging restored functions, the ability to move, avoiding disability and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the PT, PTA, and patient all work collectively to make sure the goals of the health program is achieved, calculating client progression, reaction, and well-being even while making adjustments as required.

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