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 therapy assistants carry out their services underneath the guidance and direction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely a great deal on their PTAs, so it is essential that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy workouts. Physical therapist assistants employ numerous physical therapy methods when taking care of patients. A few methods consist of physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as for instance ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.

Additionally PT assistants commonly aid their clients to prevent losing mobility by creating wellness and fitness workouts to enable more active healthier lifestyles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant sees an individual first, the PTA helps the physical therapist examine the individual and develop a therapy program promoting repaired functions, the ability to move, avoiding disability and reducing suffering. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and patient all work collectively to ensure the objective of the therapy program is attained, calculating the patient's progress, healing, and well-being even while making adjustments as necessary.

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