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 tasks underneath the guidance and direction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely heavily on their Physical therapist assistants, so it's crucial that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy exercises. PTAs employ numerous physical therapy techniques while looking after people. Certain methods incorporate physical modalities, deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise like ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

In addition PTAs frequently aid their patients to prevent losing movement by applying health and physical fitness workouts for more active healthy life styles. When a Physical therapist assistant sees a client first, the PTA helps the physical therapist study the person and create a treatment plan promoting recovered functionality, the ability to move, avoiding disability and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, PTA, and client all work collectively to ensure the goals of the health program is reached, calculating client progress, reaction, and well-being while making adjustments as needed.

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