The Role of the Physical Therapist Assistant: Regulations and Responsibilities

2nd Edition

Be prepared for your new role as a PTA. This is the perfect introduction to the history of the Physical Therapist Assistant and their responsibilities today. The 2nd Edition of this groundbreaking work delves into the ever-expanding role of the PTA in the clinical setting, as well as the regulations that govern the PTA’s scope of work.


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Key Features
  • Explores the PTA’s role as the preferred extender of PT care and the importance of building strong relationships with PTs.
  • Addresses the transition from clinical to the real-world of professional practice in the chapter, Beginning your Career, Post-Graduation Advanced Learning and Skill Development, perfect for capstone courses.
  • Emphasizes American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) policies and positions as well as the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) model.
  • Addresses issues of role delineation, teamwork, professionalism and leadership development.
  • Offers “Reflection Bullets” throughout each chapter and “Review and Application” sections at the end.
  • Features a workbook-like design with perforated, tear-out pages.
Table of Contents
  1. The History of Physical Therapy and the Physical Therapist Assistant
  2. Physical Therapist Practice Settings
  3. The Preferred Physical Therapist/Physical Therapist Assistant Relationship
  4. Regulatory Requirements for Direction and Supervision of the Physical Therapist Assistant
  5. Ethics and Ethical Behavior in Physical Therapy
  6. The Patient–Physical Therapist Assistant Relationship
  7. The Impact of Culture and Spirituality on Delivery of Physical Therapy Interventions
  8. Introduction to Documentation for the Physical Therapist Assistant
  9. The Physical Therapist Assistant and the American Physical Therapy Association
  10. Laws Impacting Physical Therapist Practice
  11. Payment for Physical Therapy Services
  12. Leadership Development for Physical Therapist Assistants
  13. Evidence-Based Practice and Research Review Fundamentals
  14. Beginning your Career, Post-Graduation Advanced Learning and Skill Development

The Role of the Physical Therapist Assistant: Regulations and Responsibilities, 2E (Print)
ISBN: 978-0-8036-5816-5
Author: Holly M. Clynch
© 2017
Page Count: 304
Binding: Softcover

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