Welcome to the PTA website!
Physical Therapy is a health care profession which involves evaluation and treatment of individuals whose function is impaired or threatened by disease, disability or injury. Treatment interventions may include the use of exercise, electricity, heat or cold, massage, balance retraining, and gait training.
As a PT Assistant, you are a member of a health care team working under
the supervision and direction of a physical therapist. You may administer
different kinds of treatment to decrease pain, including hot packs,
ultrasound and electrical stimulation. Physical therapist assistants help
patients perform exercises to increase strength and motion. They teach
patients how to ambulate with assistive devices like crutches and canes, and
instruct in walking with braces and artificial limbs. Excellent clinical
skills and communication/interpersonal skills are essential for this career.
Department of Accreditation
Phone: 703/706-3245 or email: email@example.com
More information on careers in physical therapy can be found at
www.apta.org. For information on Missouri
Western's PTA Program, call the department at 816-271-4251, or email