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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PTAs carry out their jobs under the supervision and instruction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely heavily on their Physical therapy assistants, so it's crucial that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy techniques. Physical therapist assistants apply lots of physical therapy methods when helping clients. Several techniques include physical modalities, deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise like ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.

In addition PTAs usually aid their patients to avoid losing mobility by implementing health and fitness workouts for more active healthy lifestyles. When a Physical therapist assistant examines a client initially, the PTA helps the PT analyze the individual and create a therapy program supporting recovered functions, being able to move, preventing impairment and reducing pain. Then, together, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and client all work together to ensure the goal of the health plan is attained, calculating client progression, reaction, and safety even while making modifications as necessary.

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