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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Physical therapy assistants conduct their functions underneath the supervising and direction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely heavily on their PT assistants, therefore it is necessary that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy workouts. PTAs employ numerous physical therapy techniques when taking care of people. Some methods incorporate deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for instance ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.

Furthermore PT assistants commonly aid their patients to avoid losing movement by employing health and fitness plans to ensure more active healthy lifestyles. When a PTA examines a client initially, they help the physical therapist study the individual and create a treatment program supporting recovered usability, being able to move, avoiding impairment and reducing pain. Then, together as a team, the PT, PTA, and individual all work together to ensure the goals of the health plan is reached, calculating client progression, response, and safety even while making adjustments as necessary.

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