Physical Therapy Assistant

A Physical Therapy Assistant is a degreed professional. A PTA must be licensed in the state of Texas and have completed a degree in PTA from an accredited school. A permanent or temporary Texas license (new graduates) is required at VPT. A PTA supports the Physical Therapist in helping patients recover from injury, surgery or following illness. A PTA works under the direct supervision of the PT.

Physical Therapy Assistant duties and responsibilities 

Physical Therapy Assistants work closely with Physical Therapists and other PTAs to provide rehabilitative care to patients. In most physical therapy clinics the duties and responsibilities of a Physical Therapy Assistant may include the following:

  • Educate patients and families.
  • Observe patients exercising in the clinic before, during and after therapy sessions and report to the PT.
  • Assign specific exercises for the patient and progress patients within the plan of care set by the PT, assuring correct performance of exercises.
  • Utilize devices and equipment with patients.
  • Use a variety of techniques to treat patients such as massage, gait training, balance training, fall prevention, stretching and functional training.
  • Documentation is an extremely important skill for PTA.
  • Instruct, motivate, teach, and participate in all aspects of running an outpatient PT clinic.
  • Record patients progress and report results to the physical therapist.

Please Note: The company (owners) reserve the right to add or change duties at any time. Also, note VPT official office manager is the owners.

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