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 conduct their services under the supervision and instruction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely greatly on their PT assistants, so it is necessary that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy practices. Physical therapy assistants apply numerous physical therapy methods while looking after people. Certain techniques incorporate deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as for instance ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.

Additionally PT assistants regularly aid their patients to avoid losing mobility by employing health and fitness plans to enable more active healthy lifestyles. Whenever a Physical therapy assistant examines an individual initially, they help the PT examine the person and develop a care program supporting recovered usability, the ability to move, protecting against impairment and reducing suffering. Then, as a team, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and individual all work together to make certain the purpose of the therapy program is reached, measuring client progression, response, and safety even while making adjustments as necessary.

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