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Physical Therapist Assistant Career

Physical therapist assistants help patients improve mobility, relieve pain, or rehab from injuries or illness. Find out how you can enter this rewarding career field.

Entering the physical therapist assistant career field can be an extremely rewarding job in which you can help individuals to improve their quality of live. The health care industry needs physical therapist assistants to help relieve patients from pain and improve their mobility. A physical therapy assistant reports to the physical therapist and help patients with issues from injuries, disabilities, and illnesses; conditions include back pain, skeletal and muscular injuries, fractures, and head injuries.

Duties consist of:
  • Preparing for patient visit by gathering equipment and patient in-take
  • Under the direction of the physical therapist, you can provide exercise, electrical stimulation, transport, ultrasound, and record treatment and outcome
  • Provide administrative support such as inventory and supply management, reporting, complete forms, and answer phones
Training Requirements

In order to enter a physical therapist assistant career, at minimum, most states require an associate's degree from an accredited physical therapy program in addition to passing the National Physical Therapy Exam. Some states require physical therapy assistants to pass a state exam and/or complete continuing education credits to maintain licensure. Course requirements include ethics for physical therapist, therapeutic techniques, First Aid and CPR training, and in some states completion of internship hours.

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