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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 one or more Physical Therapists in evaluating and providing treatment to help patients recover from injury, disease, surgery, or other ailments. 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. May require graduation from an accredited physical therapist assistant program. Additionally, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant requires an associate degree. Requires a state physical therapist assistant license. Typically reports to a physical therapist. 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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