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 functions underneath the supervision and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. PTs rely a great deal on their Physical therapist assistants, so it is necessary that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy activities. Physical therapist assistants apply lots of physical therapy techniques when helping patients. Some techniques include deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for example ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.

In addition PT assistants usually aid their patients to avoid losing movement by establishing wellness and fitness workouts for more active healthier life styles. Whenever a Physical therapy assistant sees a patient for the 1st time, the PTA helps the physical therapist examine the individual and create a treatment plan supporting restored functionality, the ability to move, protecting against impairment and reducing pain. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and individual each work collectively to make certain the goals of the therapy program is achieved, calculating the patient's progress, healing, and well-being while making adjustments as required.

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