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 conduct their functions under the supervising and direction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely greatly on their Physical therapist assistants, so it is necessary that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy practices. PT assistants apply many physical therapy methods when looking after clients. Several techniques incorporate physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy such as ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

Additionally Physical therapist assistants usually aid their clients to avoid losing mobility by developing health and fitness programs for more active healthier lifestyles. Whenever a PTA examines a client first, they help the PT study the individual and develop a therapy plan supporting restored usability, the ability to move, protecting against disability and pain reduction. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and client all work collectively to make certain the purpose of the health program is achieved, measuring patient progression, reaction, and safety while making adjustments as needed.

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