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 perform their jobs beneath the guidance and direction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely heavily on their Physical therapist assistants, therefore it is important that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. PTAs employ many physical therapy methods when helping people. Several techniques consist of deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities like ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.

Additionally Physical therapist assistants commonly assist their patients to prevent losing movement by applying health and physical fitness programs for more active healthy lifestyles. When a Physical therapy assistant sees a patient first, they help the physical therapist analyze the person and create a treatment program supporting restored functions, being able to move, preventing impairment and reducing pain. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, PTA, and individual all work collectively to make sure the goals of the health plan is attained, calculating patient progress, reaction, and safety while making adjustments as required.

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