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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PT assistants perform their jobs under the supervising and instruction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely greatly on their Physical therapist assistants, therefore it is crucial that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy techniques. PT assistants employ many physical therapy techniques when helping patients. Some techniques incorporate deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for instance ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

Additionally Physical therapist assistants frequently assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by implementing health and physical fitness programs to enable more active life styles. Whenever a PTA examines a patient for the 1st time, they help the physical therapist analyze the person and create a therapy plan promoting restored functions, the ability to move, preventing impairment and reducing pain. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and client all work collectively to ensure the objective of the health program is attained, calculating the patient's progress, reaction, and safety while making adjustments as required.

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