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 jobs beneath the guidance and direction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely greatly on their Physical therapist assistants, so it is essential that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. PT assistants apply numerous physical therapy methods when caring for people. Certain techniques consist of physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.

Furthermore Physical therapy assistants often assist their patients to avoid losing movement by applying health and physical fitness workouts to create more active healthy lifestyles. When a Physical therapy assistant sees a client first, they help the physical therapist examine the individual and develop a therapy program encouraging recovered functions, the ability to move, preventing impairment and reducing discomfort. Then, together, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and patient each work collectively to make certain the goal of the therapy plan is attained, calculating patient progress, response, and safety while making adjustments as required.

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