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 Therapist Assistant Job Overview

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PTAs carry out their jobs under the guidance and instruction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely heavily on their PTAs, therefore it is necessary that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. PTAs apply numerous physical therapy methods when looking after people. Some methods consist of physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as for instance ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.

In addition PTAs commonly aid their clients to prevent losing mobility by applying wellness and fitness plans to create more active lifestyles. When a Physical therapist assistant sees an individual initially, they help the physical therapist examine the person and create a treatment plan encouraging recovered usability, being able to move, avoiding impairment and pain reduction. Then, together, the physical therapist, PTA, and patient each work with each other to make certain the goals of the therapy plan is achieved, measuring patient progression, healing, and safety while making modifications as necessary.

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