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Six Traits of a Great Physical Therapist Assistant

Posted on Fri, Mar 20, 2020

A Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) provides hands-on care to patients with a wide range of conditions. As a PTA, you will lead a patient through a plan of care set by a licensed Physical Therapist, delivering the personalized treatment a patient requires after an injury or illness in order to return to the maximum level of physical function.

The work is challenging and rewarding. It takes a unique individual who has the ability and dedication to keep a patient on what may often be a painful regimen of exercise in order to achieve desired goals. Seeing a patient three times a week creates a personal partnership with the PTA. It’s the kind of relationship that when difficult therapy results in physical progress, the PTA and the patient share the joy of achievement.

We at Nebraska Methodist College recognize six traits that are key to a great PTA. Our Physical Therapist Assistant program is designed to nurture each of these traits through education, experience and mentoring.

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Topics: allied health career, lists, physical therapist assistant

Stay in the Game with a Physical Therapist Assistant Degree

Posted on Mon, Sep 26, 2016

A physical therapist assistant degree is the perfect fit for student athletes.

Very few people will have the opportunity to play professional sports. For most, that means the world of athletics ends at the high school or collegiate level.

A PTA Associate’s degree, however, enables you to remain a part of that world for decades to come. You regularly interact with people of all shapes and sizes, even fellow athletes, to help them recover from whatever injuries they’ve sustained.

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Topics: healthcare education, health professions, physical therapist assistant

PTA Versus Physical Therapist: What’s the Difference?

Posted on Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Physical therapists play a critical role in the lives of their clients, but the effect that physical therapist assistants have is no less critical. In fact, PTAs enjoy rich, rewarding careers filled with opportunities to have a significant impact on countless individuals.

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Topics: allied health career, health professions, physical therapist assistant

What Does a Physical Therapist Assistant Do?

Posted on Wed, May 18, 2016

Allied health is filled with careers centered around all aspects of care, but none provides the level of interaction quite like that of a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA).

Today, we’re pulling back the curtain on what it means to be a PTA, showing you what to expect from this career and highlighting the many benefits that come with the ability to change lives on a regular basis.

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Topics: allied health career, health professions, physical therapy assistant

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