Career Description

Physical therapist assistants assist the physical therapist in treating patients. They may help them exercise, apply hot or cold packs, or perform special ultrasound or electrical treatments. They may help patients increase their strength and assist in developing treatment plans or keep track of the patient’s progress.

Academic Requirements

A physical therapist career typically entails formal education and state licensure. Most states require an associate’s degree in physical therapy assisting and a license or certification.

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