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 jobs beneath the supervision and instruction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely a great deal on their Physical therapy assistants, so it's essential that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. Physical therapist assistants apply many physical therapy techniques when helping patients. Some methods consist of deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities like ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.

Additionally PT assistants regularly assist their clients to avoid losing mobility by employing wellness and fitness routines to facilitate more active healthy life styles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant sees an individual initially, they help the PT analyze the person and develop a care plan promoting repaired functionality, the ability to move, protecting against impairment and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, PTA, and client all work collectively to ensure the purpose of the health plan is attained, calculating patient progression, reaction, and safety even while making modifications as needed.

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