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You might hire a personal therapy assistant to:

  • Serve as a vital member of the staff in assisting with physical therapy procedures
  • Implement physical therapy treatment plans as directed by the managing therapist

  • Document data on patients’ progress and communicate findings to the supervising therapist

  • Guide and teach at-home exercises in a manner that prepares patients to succeed

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Physical therapist assistant (PTA) license
Degree from an accredited PTA program
One year of PTA experience
Physical strength and stamina
Excellent interpersonal skills Good organizational skills and attention to detail