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 carry out their services underneath the supervision and direction of a certified PT. PTs rely heavily on their PTAs, so it's crucial that a PTA can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. PT assistants apply numerous physical therapy techniques while taking care of clients. A few methods include deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities particularly ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.

Additionally Physical therapist assistants frequently aid their clients to avoid losing mobility by applying wellness and physical fitness programs for more active healthier life styles. When a PTA examines a client for the first time, they help the physical therapist examine the individual and develop a therapy plan supporting restored functionality, the ability to move, preventing impairment and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and client all work collectively to make certain the objective of the therapy program is attained, calculating patient progression, reaction, and well-being while making modifications as needed.

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