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 Introduction

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PT assistants conduct their tasks underneath the guidance and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. PTs rely heavily on their Physical therapist assistants, therefore it is essential that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy exercises. Physical therapy assistants employ many physical therapy techniques when caring for clients. A few techniques incorporate deep massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities like ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.

In addition PT assistants usually aid their patients to avoid losing movement by applying wellness and fitness routines to ensure more active healthier lifestyles. Anytime a PTA sees a client first, the PTA helps the PT examine the individual and develop a care program encouraging restored functions, being able to move, preventing impairment and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and individual each work together to make certain the goals of the health program is attained, measuring patient progression, reaction, and safety while making adjustments as required.

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