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 therapy assistants perform their jobs beneath the supervision and direction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely greatly on their PT assistants, therefore it is necessary that a PTA can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. PT assistants employ lots of physical therapy methods when helping people. A few techniques include deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as for instance ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.

In addition Physical therapist assistants regularly assist their clients to prevent losing movement by creating wellness and physical fitness routines to ensure more active healthier lifestyles. Anytime a PTA examines an individual first, the PTA helps the physical therapist examine the person and develop a care plan supporting restored functionality, the ability to move, preventing disability and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the PT, PTA, and patient all work with each other to ensure the objective of the therapy program is attained, calculating the patient's progression, healing, and well-being even while making adjustments as required.

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