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 therapy assistants perform their services underneath the supervision and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. PTs rely a great deal on their PTAs, so it's essential that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy workouts. Physical therapist assistants apply numerous physical therapy methods while caring for clients. Some techniques consist of deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as for example ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

Furthermore Physical therapy assistants often aid their clients to prevent losing movement by creating health and fitness programs to enable more active healthy life styles. Whenever a Physical therapy assistant sees an individual initially, they help the physical therapist analyze the individual and create a treatment plan encouraging restored functionality, being able to move, protecting against impairment and pain reduction. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and patient all work with each other to make certain the objective of the health plan is reached, calculating client progress, healing, and safety even while making modifications as needed.

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