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 Outline

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Physical therapy assistants carry out their jobs underneath the guidance and instruction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely heavily on their PTAs, therefore it is necessary that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. Physical therapist assistants employ lots of physical therapy techniques while looking after clients. Several techniques include physical modalities, deep tissue massage, exercise therapy such as for example ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.

Additionally Physical therapist assistants commonly aid their clients to prevent losing mobility by developing wellness and fitness routines to ensure more active healthy life styles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant sees a patient for the first time, the PTA helps the physical therapist study the person and create a treatment program supporting restored usability, the ability to move, avoiding disability and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and individual all work with each other to make sure the objective of the health plan is achieved, calculating patient progression, reaction, and safety even while making adjustments as necessary.

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