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 conduct their tasks beneath the guidance and direction of a licensed physical therapist. PTs rely primarily on their Physical therapy assistants, so it is essential that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy techniques. Physical therapist assistants apply numerous physical therapy techniques when looking after patients. Certain methods consist of physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy such as for example ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

In addition PT assistants regularly aid their clients to prevent losing mobility by implementing health and fitness workouts to create more active life styles. When a Physical therapist assistant sees a patient initially, the PTA helps the PT study the individual and create a therapy plan encouraging repaired functionality, the ability to move, protecting against impairment and pain reduction. Then, together, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and client each work together to make certain the goals of the therapy plan is achieved, measuring the patient's progression, reaction, and well-being while making adjustments as needed.

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