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 carry out their jobs under the supervision and direction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely a great deal on their PT assistants, so it's important that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy exercises. PTAs employ lots of physical therapy techniques while caring for patients. Certain methods consist of physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy such as for example ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.

In addition Physical therapist assistants usually assist their clients to avoid losing movement by establishing health and physical fitness routines to ensure more active lifestyles. Whenever a Physical therapy assistant examines a patient initially, the PTA helps the PT analyze the person and develop a therapy plan encouraging recovered functionality, being able to move, preventing impairment and reducing discomfort. Then, together, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and patient each work with each other to make sure the goal of the health program is reached, measuring patient progression, response, and safety even while making adjustments as required.

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