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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PTA Jobs in Michigan (MI)

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Physical Therapist Job Description

PT assistants conduct their services underneath the guidance and direction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely heavily on their PTAs, so it's important that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy techniques. Physical therapist assistants employ lots of physical therapy methods while caring for people. Some techniques consist of physical modalities, deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise like ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.

In addition Physical therapy assistants usually aid their patients to avoid losing mobility by applying wellness and fitness programs for more active healthier lifestyles. When a Physical therapist assistant examines a patient for the first time, they help the physical therapist study the person and develop a treatment program encouraging restored functions, being able to move, preventing impairment and reducing suffering. Then, as a team, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and individual each work together to make certain the objective of the health program is achieved, calculating client progress, reaction, and well-being even while making modifications as needed.

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