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 functions underneath the supervising and direction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely a great deal on their PT assistants, so it's necessary that a PTA can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy techniques. PTAs employ numerous physical therapy methods while caring for patients. Certain techniques consist of deep massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as for instance ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

Furthermore PTAs regularly assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by establishing wellness and fitness routines to enable more active healthy life styles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant examines a patient first, the PTA helps the physical therapist examine the person and develop a treatment plan promoting recovered usability, the ability to move, preventing disability and reducing discomfort. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and patient all work collectively to make certain the purpose of the therapy program is attained, calculating the patient's progress, healing, and safety while making modifications as needed.

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