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 functions underneath the supervising and instruction of a certified PT. PTs rely primarily on their Physical therapy assistants, so it is necessary that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy workouts. Physical therapist assistants apply numerous physical therapy methods when helping people. Several methods incorporate deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for instance ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.

Additionally Physical therapist assistants regularly assist their patients to prevent losing movement by creating wellness and physical fitness programs to facilitate more active healthy lifestyles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant examines a patient for the first time, they help the physical therapist study the person and develop a therapy program promoting restored usability, the ability to move, protecting against impairment and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, PTA, and patient each work collectively to make sure the objective of the health program is reached, calculating the patient's progress, healing, and well-being while making modifications as needed.

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