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 conduct their jobs beneath the guidance and instruction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely a great deal on their PT assistants, so it is essential that a PTA can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy workouts. Physical therapist assistants apply lots of physical therapy techniques while caring for people. A few methods incorporate physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise particularly ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.

In addition PT assistants regularly assist their clients to avoid losing mobility by establishing wellness and physical fitness programs to enable more active healthier lifestyles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant examines an individual for the 1st time, the PTA helps the physical therapist examine the individual and create a care program supporting repaired functions, being able to move, preventing impairment and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, PTA, and client each work with each other to make certain the goal of the health plan is achieved, measuring client progress, reaction, and safety while making modifications as required.

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