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 Career Description

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PTAs perform their tasks underneath the supervision and instruction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely a great deal on their Physical therapist assistants, therefore it is crucial that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. Physical therapy assistants employ numerous physical therapy techniques when taking care of clients. Certain techniques incorporate deep massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities like ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.

Furthermore PTAs commonly assist their clients to prevent losing movement by applying wellness and physical fitness workouts for more active healthy life styles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant sees a patient initially, they help the PT analyze the person and create a therapy program supporting restored functions, being able to move, preventing disability and pain reduction. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and individual each work collectively to make sure the goal of the therapy plan is reached, calculating patient progression, response, and well-being while making modifications as necessary.

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