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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PT assistants carry out their tasks beneath the guidance and instruction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely primarily on their Physical therapist assistants, so it's important that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. PT assistants apply numerous physical therapy methods when caring for people. Several methods include deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities particularly ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.

In addition PTAs regularly assist their patients to avoid losing mobility by developing health and physical fitness programs for more active life styles. When a Physical therapist assistant sees a client initially, they help the PT analyze the person and develop a care program encouraging restored usability, being able to move, avoiding impairment and pain reduction. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and individual all work together to make sure the goal of the health program is achieved, measuring patient progress, reaction, and safety even while making modifications as required.