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 carry out their jobs under the supervision and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely primarily on their PT assistants, therefore it is important that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy workouts. Physical therapist assistants apply numerous physical therapy methods while taking care of clients. Certain methods consist of deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities particularly ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

Furthermore Physical therapy assistants often assist their clients to avoid losing movement by creating wellness and physical fitness workouts to create more active healthy lifestyles. Anytime a PTA examines an individual for the 1st time, the PTA helps the physical therapist study the person and develop a care program encouraging restored functionality, the ability to move, preventing disability and reducing discomfort. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, PTA, and client all work with each other to make certain the purpose of the therapy plan is reached, measuring patient progression, response, and safety even while making modifications as necessary.

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