Vinson .W. Jaye
Report of Information
1, December 2012
Are These Issues Fixable Ones
P.T.A (Physical Therapist Assistant) is a skilled technical health worker who, under the supervision of a Registered PT (Physical Therapist), assists with the patient’s treatment program (University of West Alabama Physical Therapist Assitant). A planned patient care program is carried out by the assistant following set procedures. Duties of the Physical Therapist Assistant change but include rehabilitation of orthopedic, neurological, pediatric, and sports related problems. Persons interested in pursuing this program should be comfortable working with people of all age groups in close one-to-one relationships; they should enjoy physical activities and be able to be patient and empathetic when working with others (Physical Therapist Assisstant). Care provided by a physical therapist assistant may include teaching patients exercise for mobility, strength and coordination, training for activities such as walking with crutches, canes, or walkers, massage, and the use of physical agents and electrotherapy such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation. To work in the world as a physical therapist assistant, an individual must graduate with an associate degree (two years, usually becomes five semesters) from an accredited physical therapist assistant program at a technical or community college, or university. A national licensing examination is given by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (Physical Therapist Assisstant). Forty-eight states and the District of Columbia require physical therapy assistants to be licensed, registered, or certified, states requiring licensure stipulate specific educational and examination criteria (Who Are Physical Theraphy Assistants?). The goal of this program is to provide knowledge, skill and attitudes that will cumulate in successful employment of the graduate as a licensed physical therapist. Physical...
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