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 jobs under the supervising and instruction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely greatly on their PT assistants, so it is important that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy activities. PT assistants apply lots of physical therapy techniques when taking care of clients. Certain techniques incorporate physical modalities, deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as for instance ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.

In addition Physical therapist assistants regularly aid their clients to prevent losing movement by applying wellness and fitness workouts for more active healthier lifestyles. When a Physical therapist assistant sees a patient for the first time, the PTA helps the PT analyze the person and develop a care plan encouraging restored functions, being able to move, avoiding disability and reducing pain. Then, as a team, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and patient each work collectively to make sure the goal of the therapy plan is attained, calculating client progress, response, and safety even while making adjustments as required.

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