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 Assistant Career Introduction

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PT assistants conduct their jobs underneath the supervising and instruction of a licensed PT. PTs rely primarily on their PT assistants, so it's important that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. Physical therapist assistants employ many physical therapy techniques while caring for clients. Certain methods consist of physical modalities, deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise particularly ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.

Additionally PTAs usually assist their patients to prevent losing mobility by implementing health and fitness programs to create more active healthier lifestyles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant examines a client first, the PTA helps the physical therapist study the person and create a care program supporting restored usability, the ability to move, avoiding impairment and reducing suffering. Then, together, the physical therapist, PTA, and client all work collectively to make certain the goal of the health program is reached, measuring patient progression, response, and well-being while making adjustments as needed.

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