Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

Job Title – Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

Qualifications – To work as a PTA, an individual must graduate with an associate degree from an accredited PTA program at a technical or community college, college, or university. Graduates must pass the national examination for licensing/certification/regulation in most states to be eligible to work. PTAs work under the direction of a physical therapist (PT).

Reports to – Case Managing Physical Therapist

Duties –

Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist. PTAs help people of all ages who have medical problems, or other health-related conditions that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.

Performing routine treatment procedures in accordance with the Plan of Care.

The PTAs’ duties can include assisting in instructing patients in exercises and activities of daily living (including physical modalities), using special equipment, collecting data on the patient’s progress, and documenting and reporting on the patient’s response.

PTAs may also measure changes in the patient’s performance as a result of the physical therapy provided.

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