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 Assistant Career Introduction

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Physical therapist assistants perform their jobs under the supervision and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. PTs rely primarily on their Physical therapy assistants, so it's necessary that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. PTAs apply lots of physical therapy techniques when taking care of patients. A few methods include physical modalities, deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as for instance ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.

Additionally PTAs commonly assist their patients to prevent losing movement by employing health and physical fitness workouts to enable more active lifestyles. When a PTA examines a client initially, they help the PT study the person and develop a treatment plan supporting recovered functions, being able to move, protecting against impairment and pain reduction. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and individual all work collectively to make certain the goals of the therapy plan is achieved, measuring the patient's progression, response, and well-being even while making modifications as required.

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