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 Assistant Career Introduction

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PTAs carry out their tasks underneath the supervising and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely primarily on their Physical therapy assistants, so it's necessary that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy workouts. PTAs apply lots of physical therapy methods while taking care of clients. Certain techniques incorporate physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy like ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

Additionally PT assistants usually assist their clients to avoid losing mobility by employing wellness and physical fitness workouts to create more active healthy lifestyles. When a Physical therapy assistant sees a patient for the 1st time, the PTA helps the physical therapist examine the person and develop a therapy plan encouraging restored functionality, being able to move, protecting against disability and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and client all work collectively to make sure the goal of the therapy plan is attained, measuring the patient's progress, healing, and well-being even while making adjustments as required.

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