Physical Therapy Assistant

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Physical Therapy Assistant

What They Do:

Physical Therapy Assistants work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists to assist with treating patients through exercise, message, walk and balance training, and other therapeutic interventions. They record patient progress and report the results of each treatment to the physical therapist. Generally requires formal training.

Also Known As:

Certified Physical Therapist Assistant (CPTA), Home Care Physical Therapy Assistant, Home Health Physical Therapist Assistant, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA), Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, Outpatient Physical Therapist Assistant, Per Diem Physical Therapist Assistant (Per Diem PTA), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Associates Degree: 2 years

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