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 Job Description

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Physical therapist assistants perform their services under the guidance and direction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely heavily on their PTAs, so it is essential that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. PTAs employ numerous physical therapy methods when looking after patients. A few techniques include deep soft tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.

In addition PTAs usually aid their patients to avoid losing movement by employing wellness and physical fitness workouts to enable more active healthy lifestyles. Whenever a Physical therapy assistant examines a patient for the first time, they help the PT examine the person and create a care program supporting repaired usability, being able to move, preventing disability and reducing pain. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and patient all work collectively to ensure the objective of the health plan is achieved, measuring client progression, reaction, and safety while making adjustments as required.

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