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 perform their jobs under the guidance and instruction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely greatly on their PT assistants, so it is important that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy techniques. PTAs employ many physical therapy techniques when helping patients. Certain methods include physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise particularly ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.

In addition Physical therapy assistants often assist their patients to avoid losing movement by developing health and physical fitness plans for more active life styles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant sees a patient for the 1st time, the PTA helps the physical therapist study the person and create a therapy plan supporting restored functions, being able to move, preventing disability and pain reduction. Then, together, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and client each work collectively to make certain the objective of the therapy program is attained, calculating the patient's progression, response, and well-being even while making adjustments as required.

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