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 assistants conduct their services beneath the supervision and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. PTs rely a great deal on their PTAs, therefore it is essential that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy practices. Physical therapist assistants employ many physical therapy techniques when looking after clients. Several methods consist of deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities particularly ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.

Additionally Physical therapy assistants often aid their patients to prevent losing movement by creating wellness and fitness plans to ensure more active life styles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant sees a client for the first time, they help the physical therapist analyze the person and develop a treatment program encouraging recovered functionality, being able to move, protecting against impairment and reducing discomfort. Then, together as a team, the PT, PTA, and individual all work with each other to make sure the objective of the health plan is reached, measuring the patient's progress, response, and safety even while making adjustments as required.

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