PTA Job Description. What Do Physical Therapist Assistants Do?

PTAs or physical therapist assistant are trained healthcare professionals who under direct supervision of physical therapists. PTAs work in all kinds of facilities like hospitals, schools, clinics and help patients of all ages with health-related problems that limit their functional activities or ability to move. Sometimes, physical therapist assistants are also responsible for tracking progress of therapy provided and patient’s performance, as a result.

PTA’s job duties can include (but are not limited to) massage of soft tissues, ultrasound and electrical therapy and stimulation, training like helping patient to use walkers and other activities planned by physical therapist.