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 perform their functions under the guidance and direction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely greatly on their PTAs, so it's important that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. PT assistants employ many physical therapy techniques while helping people. Several techniques incorporate deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

Additionally Physical therapy assistants often assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by developing health and fitness workouts to ensure more active healthier lifestyles. Anytime a PTA examines an individual first, the PTA helps the physical therapist examine the person and develop a treatment plan encouraging restored functionality, being able to move, preventing disability and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and individual all work collectively to make sure the goal of the therapy plan is attained, measuring patient progression, reaction, and well-being while making modifications as needed.

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