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 jobs underneath the supervision and instruction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely primarily on their PTAs, so it's important that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy exercises. Physical therapy assistants employ many physical therapy methods while taking care of patients. Some methods consist of deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities particularly ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.

Additionally Physical therapy assistants commonly assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by creating wellness and fitness routines to facilitate more active healthy lifestyles. Anytime a PTA examines a client first, they help the physical therapist analyze the individual and create a therapy plan promoting repaired functions, being able to move, avoiding impairment and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, PTA, and individual each work together to make certain the purpose of the therapy program is reached, calculating patient progression, reaction, and well-being while making adjustments as required.

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