Also referred to as: Certified Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Physical Therapy Assistant, PTA
Requirements and Responsibilities

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant assists Physical Therapist in evaluating and providing treatment for patients to ease their pain and help increase their mobility. Prepares patients and equipment for therapy and implements treatment plans as instructed, including exercises, stretching maneuvers, hands-on therapy, and equipment. Being a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant records patient's reaction to treatment and provides status reports at the end of each treatment. Requires an associate degree or graduation from an accredited physical therapist assistant program. Additionally, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant typically reports to a physical therapist. Requires a state physical therapist assistant license. Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.

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