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 jobs underneath the supervision and direction of a licensed physical therapist. PTs rely a great deal on their PT assistants, therefore it is necessary that a PTA can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy workouts. PT assistants employ many physical therapy techniques while looking after people. Some techniques incorporate deep massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities like ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.

Furthermore PTAs regularly aid their patients to prevent losing mobility by implementing health and physical fitness plans to create more active life styles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant sees a patient first, they help the physical therapist examine the individual and develop a treatment plan encouraging restored functions, the ability to move, avoiding disability and reducing discomfort. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and client each work with each other to make certain the purpose of the health plan is attained, calculating patient progression, healing, and well-being while making modifications as necessary.

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