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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PT assistants conduct their functions beneath the supervision and instruction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely heavily on their Physical therapy assistants, so it is essential that a PTA can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy techniques. Physical therapy assistants employ lots of physical therapy techniques when taking care of patients. Several methods incorporate physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise particularly ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.

Additionally Physical therapist assistants regularly assist their patients to prevent losing mobility by creating wellness and fitness routines to facilitate more active healthy life styles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant examines a patient initially, the PTA helps the physical therapist analyze the person and develop a therapy program encouraging recovered functions, the ability to move, avoiding disability and reducing discomfort. Then, as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and individual each work with each other to make sure the goal of the therapy plan is attained, measuring client progress, healing, and well-being even while making modifications as required.

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