physical therapist assistant

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phys·i·cal ther·a·pist as·sis·tant

(PTA) (fiz'i-kăl thār'ă-pist ă-sis'tănt)
A paraprofessional who works under the direction of a physical therapist and assists in the application of physical therapy interventions.

physical therapist assistant



A graduate of an accredited physical therapist assistant education program. The physical therapist assistant is a paraprofessional who assists the physical therapist, providing selected interventions under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of physical therapist assistants to increase by 46 percent.
The sample for this study was obtained from records of an established and accredited physical therapist assistant program.
Kristi LeBlanc has joined Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy at Crescent Village as a physical therapist assistant and licensed massage thera pist.
The undergraduate textbook explains the role of the physical therapist assistant in patient care, what the student will be learning along the education path, and how the physical therapy field continues to grow and change.
Documentation for physical therapist assistants, 4th ed.
The graduates of the Bishop State Community College Physical Therapist Assistant Program are finding rewarding careers, physical therapists are finding the trained professionals they need to assist them, and southwest Alabama residents will have the help they need for rehabilitation when an injury or illness occurs--making this career and technical education (CTE) program a winning proposition for everyone.
We need to expect that the PhD in physical therapy or a closely related field, the DPT/PhD option, or the DPT/EdD option will be sought by 10% of our students if we are to meet the demand for faculty to teach in physical therapist and physical therapist assistant programs.
and Canada contribute 34 chapters to a text providing physical therapist assistant students and clinicians with clear, concise recommendations for evidence-based physical therapy interventions for patients with any physical therapy diagnosis.
A typical starting salary for a physical therapist assistant, she said, is about $25,000.
The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) curriculum is a two-year program of study that prepares a physical therapist assistant to perform interventions under the supervision of physical therapists (PTs) in an ethical, legal, safe, and effective manner.
Children may also see a physical therapist assistant (PTA), who works under a PT's direct supervision, following the treatment plan developed by the PT.
The goal was to identify, through the use of the Tennessee Self Concept Scale (TSCS), self-concept levels of non-traditional physical therapist assistant (PTA) students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) and the effect that completion of the PTA program had on their self-concept level.

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