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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Physical therapist assistants carry out their functions under the supervising and instruction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely primarily on their Physical therapy assistants, therefore it is important that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy workouts. PT assistants employ numerous physical therapy methods while looking after patients. A few methods include deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities like ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.

Additionally Physical therapy assistants regularly assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by creating wellness and fitness programs to facilitate more active life styles. When a PTA sees a client for the 1st time, the PTA helps the physical therapist examine the person and develop a care plan supporting recovered functionality, the ability to move, preventing impairment and reducing discomfort. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and patient each work with each other to ensure the goals of the therapy plan is attained, calculating client progress, response, and well-being even while making adjustments as needed.

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