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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PTAs perform their jobs beneath the supervising and instruction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely heavily on their PT assistants, so it is necessary that a PTA can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy exercises. PTAs employ lots of physical therapy methods when taking care of people. A few techniques include physical modalities, deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise particularly ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.

Additionally PT assistants frequently assist their clients to avoid losing mobility by establishing wellness and physical fitness routines for more active life styles. Anytime a PTA sees a patient initially, they help the PT examine the individual and create a care plan supporting restored usability, being able to move, preventing disability and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and patient all work together to make sure the objective of the health program is achieved, measuring client progression, healing, and well-being even while making adjustments as required.

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