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 perform their jobs beneath the guidance and instruction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely a great deal on their Physical therapy assistants, so it is crucial that a PTA can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. Physical therapist assistants employ lots of physical therapy techniques when helping clients. Certain techniques include deep massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities particularly ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.

Additionally Physical therapy assistants usually aid their clients to prevent losing mobility by implementing health and physical fitness routines to ensure more active healthy lifestyles. Whenever a PTA examines a client initially, they help the physical therapist study the individual and develop a therapy plan encouraging repaired usability, being able to move, preventing disability and reducing suffering. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and patient all work with each other to ensure the goal of the therapy program is attained, measuring patient progress, reaction, and well-being while making adjustments as necessary.

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