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 assistants conduct their functions beneath the supervision and direction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely greatly on their PT assistants, therefore it is important that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy techniques. PT assistants employ numerous physical therapy methods when looking after patients. Some methods include physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as for instance ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.

Furthermore Physical therapy assistants usually assist their clients to prevent losing movement by implementing wellness and physical fitness workouts to enable more active healthier lifestyles. When a PTA sees a client for the 1st time, the PTA helps the PT analyze the person and develop a therapy program promoting repaired functionality, being able to move, avoiding disability and reducing suffering. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and patient each work with each other to ensure the objective of the health program is achieved, calculating client progression, healing, and safety while making adjustments as required.

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