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 carry out their tasks underneath the supervision and direction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely greatly on their PTAs, so it's essential that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. PT assistants employ lots of physical therapy techniques when taking care of clients. Several methods consist of physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as for instance ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.

In addition PTAs commonly assist their clients to avoid losing mobility by implementing health and physical fitness programs to create more active healthier life styles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant sees a patient first, they help the physical therapist analyze the individual and develop a therapy plan promoting repaired functions, being able to move, protecting against impairment and reducing pain. Then, together, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and patient each work collectively to make sure the purpose of the health program is achieved, calculating patient progress, healing, and safety while making modifications as needed.

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