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 assistants perform their services under the supervising and instruction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely a great deal on their Physical therapy assistants, so it is crucial that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy techniques. PT assistants employ many physical therapy techniques when looking after patients. Some methods incorporate deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.

Additionally Physical therapy assistants often assist their clients to avoid losing mobility by creating health and fitness workouts to enable more active life styles. When a PTA sees an individual first, they help the PT study the individual and develop a therapy plan encouraging repaired functions, the ability to move, preventing impairment and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and client each work collectively to make sure the goals of the therapy program is attained, calculating patient progression, response, and well-being while making modifications as needed.

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