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Mike Tala

Updated 3 hours ago

No Accreditation in Canada? - 207 Replies

Our school offers anatomy review packages and cadaver lab sessions with reasonable prices. If you would like to freshen up your anatomy knowledge and...


Updated 1 day ago

PTA Laws & Regs Jurisprudence Exam for Florida - 440 Replies

[QUOTE who="Jeremiah in Macclenny, Florida"]Sure can, what's your email address?[/QUOTE] Hi Jeremiah. Can you please email me the study guide....


Updated 1 day ago

Physical Therapist Assistant- is it a waste of time or a good career? - 1078 Replies

Hands down, if yourre looking to go on to DPT with a dual bachelors and PTA license, exercise science /exercise physiology is the way to go. An...


Updated 1 day ago

Insight from thoses in the PTA program - 259 Replies

[QUOTE who="Faith for PTA in Winter Garden, Florida"]Well I'll keep you posted & hopefully you hear back about the courses! We may be...


Updated 1 day ago

How exactly would one go about becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant? - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="Recent Grad in Tucson, Arizona"]To become a PTA, you need to get an associate 's degree from a CAPTE-accredited school. The only "major"...


Updated 1 day ago

Struggling in PTA school - 9 Replies

Does it matter what PTA school you attend. I'm seeing the different schools are all accredited by different associations


Does having a bachelor's degree as a PTA benefit yourself?

Currently I am going to school for athletic training, but what i really want to do is PTA. However, I want to get my bachelor's degree because i do...


Updated 7 days ago

Did everyone have to do observation hours to get accepted into PTA program? - 12 Replies

what is proper form for the observation hours? Or the PT has their own form?


Updated 9 days ago

PTA Liscence Exam - 769 Replies

Looking for a study buddy or group preparing for the PTA exam on 7.8.15.


Updated 10 days ago

Criminal record and PTA career - 2 Replies

Thank you for your help.

Fort Myers PTA


After not making the cut for the Broward PTA program for the second time in a row, I’m considering the idea of becoming an RN and then BSN. I really...


Updated 11 days ago

PTA for Mature students? - 102 Replies

I have a BS degree, but went back to school in a PTA program in my early 50's. I'm in good health and fairly active and don't have any problems...


Updated 15 days ago

Prerequisites & Financial Aid Questions? - 1 Reply

I've applied for the PTA program at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Arkansas. I assume that the March deadline will include the classes...


Updated 16 days ago

San Diego Mesa College PTA program! - 34 Replies

Congrats!!!!!! I was denied for this term but I really want to try again for 2016. You'll have to let me know how you like it when you start. I can't...


Updated 19 days ago

PTA or Radiology Tech field more in demand? - 11 Replies

I'd say PTA for sure. PTA is becoming kind of saturated in a lots of places I think, but if you're willing to move there is still lots of work...


Updated 19 days ago

First Day at Your First PTA Job - 7 Replies

SNF= Skilled Nursing Facility (nursing home) Another massive piece of advice for working in a SNF is smile. Be as nice as possible to everyone,...

the watchman

Updated 1 month ago

Future of PTA and Healthcare Reform - 333 Replies

Maybe worry more about the wolf in the backyard than the sheep in the front.


Updated 1 month ago

pta rant - 4 Replies

I hope you find something. Your heart's in the right place. I am sorry about the schools and recruiters.


Updated 1 month ago

PTA's and immunizations - 4 Replies

How did you find a clinic that would take you without vaccines? And what did you say? I'm applying for the PTA program right now and trying to find a...


Updated 1 month ago

Physical Therapy Assistant volunteer? - 1 Reply

It has been some time since your post. Did you find any places that would let you observe?


PTA program Pensacola State College

Hi everyone! I love reading everyone's comments and seeing the different discussion topics. I am about to start my observation hours for the PTA...


Northeast Indiana PTA Jobs-Are they out there?

Thinking of starting a PTA program in NE Indiana. I want to make sure the jobs are out there though. What can I expect directly out of school in...


Updated 1 month ago

PTA salary in Philadelphia - 1 Reply

forgot to include that this question is for Philadelphia PA. Thanks again

Humberto Marin

Updated 1 month ago

PTA salaries nationwide - 501 Replies

[QUOTE who="Mike in Pine Bluff, Arkansas"]Hi Peter, I graduated last may and worked some oupatient before accepting a job in a SNF. Being male is...


Being a PTA with condromalacia patella?

I have been working the past few months to get into a PTA program. I handed in my application a few weeks ago, and will find out in april if I made...


Updated 1 month ago

International students and PTA - 13 Replies

Alright. Sounds good.

Turn Key Therapy

Home Health Therapy Contract Companies?

Does anyone work directly for a home health therapy staffing company instead of directly for an agency? - Paul Bynum, PTA


Updated 1 month ago

Salary For Experienced Physical Therapist Assistant. - 81 Replies

Hi I'm a PTA w/ 14 years experience. I'm just trying to find out what I should expect to make in Philadelphia as a PTA in a SNF setting vs Homecare....


Updated 1 month ago

Should I get a degree in the state I want to live in?` - 1 Reply

It only matters that you can pass the CA state licensing exam. The national exam everyone takes. Go for the cheaper school. Lots of people come...


Updated 1 month ago

Age & Experience limiting new job abilitiies - 1 Reply

I would think you could transition well into home health. I have not done home health but work in both outpatient and per diem SNF. I did an...


Updated 1 month ago

Need Advice - 1 Reply

Hi Chris, It's good to contemplate both options. Go to the PTA school and check it out. And do some observation in a couple of facilities,...

But what about reputation?

Updated 2 months ago

PTA vs PT... Physical Therapy, a long term career? - 111 Replies

I think part of it is separating yourself from the noise and staking out a reputation so that you can build a constant referral stream...I know the...


Professional Reputation

Hoping this might be interesting for a lot of you - it's the best way to build a professional reputation and claim out a stake for why you're so...


looking someone in ny for preparing my pta exam

Hi, this is Gurdeep Kataria, I appeared in pta exam two times but I didn't pass actually I'm near to pass.i m looking someone study with me .I m...


Updated 2 months ago

Salary for full time home health PTA (TX) - 175 Replies

Can anyone chime in on the current rates/salary for PTA in socal? Graduating next year and I want to know my options. I recently saw a post that they...


Updated 2 months ago

pta licensure exam review course - 1428 Replies

I graduated in 2010 and I took the exam once in 2011 and didn't pass. I'm starting to study again now to take the test this year. Any study groups...


Updated 2 months ago

How to get a PT Aide job - 5 Replies

I was looking for a PT Aide job for about a year. It's not until I stopped looking that I was offered one (and although I wanted to, I didn't accept...


Updated 2 months ago

Why so little opportunity for PTAs to pursue the DPT? - 81 Replies

I think the original question here was why is there so little opportunity for PTAs to go on to DPT.This thread goes back 60 months so it's probably...


Updated 2 months ago

PTA program at LaGuardia Community College - 12 Replies

[QUOTE who="Desiree in Woodhaven, New York"]Ahh... I just found out today that I made the program at LaGuardia! The director , Clarence Chan, is so...


Updated 2 months ago

What age do people retire from being a PTA? - 27 Replies

I'm so glad to have stumbled upon this forum. I was worried about being over 50 pursuing a PTA degree. I am also quite fit being a marathon runner,...


PTA job market in Central Florida

I am currently in PTA school and expect to graduate in 2016. Does anyone know what the job market for PTAs is like in the Central Florida area and...


What's so awesome about being a PTA? :)

I have been reading quite a bit about PTA’s and I’m debating if I should make a career change. I’m not a risk-taker, especially when it’s a...


Updated 3 months ago

Laid off PTA job after 23 years - 1 Reply

Sorry to hear your medical episode. I had a cva which set me back luckily only minimal speech difficulties continue at times. I have been working as...

Retiring from PT

Updated 3 months ago

Backup plan in case the PTA license becomes obsolete - 83 Replies

Physical Therapy is a very rewarding career to experience and if anybody has the time to try it out for a profession, then go for it. However, the...

PT Mom

Updated 3 months ago

jumping back into PTA career - 24 Replies

[QUOTE who="Marla in Marshfield, Massachusetts"]hi! I am in the same boat:) I have maintained my Massachusetts Physical Therapy license but have not...

Frank J

Updated 3 months ago

What is the most difficult PTA class? - 5 Replies

i posed the same question somewhere else and just about everyone said Neuro


Updated 3 months ago

Saturation of PTA field/Job cuts due to Affordable Care Act - 10 Replies

Anything in healthcare seems bad now. I have a lot of friends in it, and they cannot find jobs. There have been cuts and too many people graduating.

T Bol

Updated 3 months ago

Concorde career college PTA Program (North Hollywood campus) - 268 Replies

@PTAFutureHopeful It is frustrating they cant and wont tell me the exact amount until they get all my scores for the CLEP exams. I am looking at...

Updated 3 months ago

I got into a pta program - 10 Replies

Honestly the way the market is right now, I would not waste anymore timeless trying to become a PTA..If I were in your shoes. I've been working in...


Updated 4 months ago

Worried about my background check - 60 Replies

[QUOTE who="jjc000 in Bronx, New York"]Thats good Congrats! Gives me hope super nervous they won't let me. I already have a job lined up....

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