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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PT assistants carry out their jobs beneath the supervising and instruction of a licensed PT. PTs rely a great deal on their PTAs, so it is crucial that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy exercises. Physical therapist assistants apply numerous physical therapy techniques while looking after patients. Some methods consist of deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as for instance ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

Furthermore PT assistants commonly assist their patients to prevent losing movement by implementing health and fitness workouts to enable more active healthier lifestyles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant examines an individual initially, they help the physical therapist analyze the individual and create a care program encouraging repaired usability, being able to move, protecting against impairment and reducing discomfort. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, PTA, and patient all work collectively to make certain the goals of the therapy program is achieved, measuring client progress, reaction, and safety while making adjustments as needed.

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