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 carry out their jobs under the supervision and direction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely a great deal on their Physical therapy assistants, therefore it is essential that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy exercises. PTAs employ numerous physical therapy methods while taking care of clients. Some techniques incorporate deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.

Additionally PT assistants commonly aid their clients to avoid losing movement by developing wellness and physical fitness programs for more active lifestyles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant examines an individual for the first time, the PTA helps the physical therapist examine the person and develop a treatment program encouraging recovered usability, the ability to move, avoiding disability and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and individual all work collectively to ensure the objective of the therapy plan is achieved, calculating patient progression, response, and well-being even while making adjustments as required.

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