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Physcial Therapy Aide School FAQ's


What does a Physical Therapy Aide do?
Are Physical Therapy Aides and Physical Therapy assistants the same?
Do I need clinicals?
Does this meet my state’s requirements?


Q. What does a Physical Therapy Aide do?
A. Physical Therapy Aides work primarily administratively and are trained in up-keeping patient records, communication with patients, and equipment cleaning. They may work within a Physical Therapist’s office, or the PT section of a larger facility.
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Q. Are Physical Therapy Aides and Physical Therapy assistants the same?
A. A Physical Therapy Aide is not the same as a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA). Physical Therapy Assistants have the ability to assist in training sessions, with the accompaniment of a licensed Physical Therapists, and typically need an Associate’s Degree, hands-on-training, and a license depending on the state and local requirements.
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Q. Do I need clinicals?
A. Employers may choose to provide hands-on training to new hires, but many physical therapy aides will seek employment without prior experience.
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Q. Does this meet my state’s requirements?
A. A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state.
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