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 What A PTA Does

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 A Solid Foundation and Future

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​Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist. PTAs help people of all ages who have medical problems, or other health-related conditions that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. PTAs work in a variety of settings including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health, nursing homes, schools, sports facilities, and more.​​​​

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 Where PT Assistants Work

COS PTA students graduate prepared to work at acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, inpatient rehabilitation centers, school based health care services.

Outpatient

Patient care focused on therapeutic exercises/ functional activities as well as manual techniques for treatment, utilization of appropriate modalities, and patient education to promote a successful home exercise program.

Hospital

A unique workplace with diverse opportunities. An opportunity to collaborate with others in a patients' care that demands the ability to communicate well and the flexibility to work with patients of all ages.

Rehabilitation / Skilled Nursing​

Administering patient care programs in an inpatient acute level setting, focused on restoring​ function, prevent disability, and help patients reach their maximum level of independence.​