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 therapy assistants perform their tasks underneath the supervising and direction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely greatly on their Physical therapy assistants, therefore it is necessary that a PTA can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. PTAs employ numerous physical therapy techniques while caring for clients. A few techniques incorporate deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as for instance ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.

Additionally Physical therapy assistants frequently assist their clients to avoid losing movement by applying health and physical fitness programs to ensure more active healthier lifestyles. When a Physical therapist assistant sees a client for the first time, the PTA helps the PT examine the individual and create a care plan encouraging repaired functionality, the ability to move, avoiding impairment and reducing pain. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and individual each work collectively to make sure the objective of the therapy plan is attained, measuring client progression, response, and safety while making modifications as needed.

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