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 Overview

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Physical therapy assistants carry out their tasks beneath the supervising and direction of a licensed PT. PTs rely primarily on their PTAs, so it is important that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy workouts. PTAs employ numerous physical therapy techniques while looking after people. Several techniques consist of deep soft tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities like ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

Furthermore PTAs commonly assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by applying health and physical fitness routines to enable more active lifestyles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant examines a client first, they help the physical therapist analyze the individual and create a therapy plan supporting recovered usability, being able to move, preventing disability and pain reduction. Then, together, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and patient each work collectively to ensure the purpose of the health plan is reached, measuring the patient's progression, reaction, and well-being even while making modifications as required.

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