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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PTAs perform their jobs beneath the supervision and direction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely a great deal on their Physical therapist assistants, so it is necessary that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy techniques. PT assistants apply numerous physical therapy techniques when helping patients. A few techniques include physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy particularly ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.

In addition Physical therapy assistants often aid their patients to avoid losing mobility by employing wellness and fitness programs to create more active life styles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant examines a client for the first time, they help the physical therapist study the person and create a care program encouraging restored functionality, the ability to move, preventing disability and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and individual all work collectively to make certain the goals of the therapy plan is attained, calculating the patient's progress, reaction, and well-being even while making adjustments as necessary.

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