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Ashraf Sefain

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Hi there, I'm Ashraf from VA and I'm starting my PTA school this Fall "Fall semester 2009". I'm so excited about my new career. If you want to know more about me or chat with me email me at drashrafaziz@yahoo.com My yahoo ID is drashrafaziz

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Job > Physician Assistant

Getting into a PA program with an online degree in Virginia

Hey guys,

I've wanted to be a PA for a while now, but haven't completed my bachelors degree yet. I was wondering whether it would be a good idea to get a degree from an ...

30+ days ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

PTA Liscence Exam

I just learned that I passed the NPTAE and became licensed just today. I took the exam yesterday in Virginia. I only used the Scorebuilders Complete Study guide and its iphone app ...

3 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

pta licensure exam review course

@ Sarah in Rochester
Check this http://www.therapyed.com/pta-courselocations.php

3 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

pta licensure exam review course

Back to the main topic, I attended a one-day boards review course by TherapyEd last saturday in Springfield, Virginia. I honestly think it was a total waste of time and money. The ...

3 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

pta licensure exam review course

I'm gonna have to agree with "So Hopeful" in Racine. While I don't want to judge you or you competence level solely based on your spelling errors, it's extremely annoying ...

3 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

pta licensure exam review course

Guys I need some help here

I just graduated PTA school 2 weeks ago and I'm taking my NPTE on July. So far I only studied the Scorebuilders PTA Content Master iphone app ...

3 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

PTA salary

[QUOTE who="Sassielady in San Diego, California"]Whats better...ota or pta? They seem very similar....[/QUOTE]

you should decide what's best for you. Read about ...

4 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

PTA salary

I believe homehealth and travelling are the best ways to make the most money followed by SNF, then hospitals, and finally outpatient clinics which make you the least amount of ...

4 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

65% of admitted students graduate from the program

It's very normal for a PTA program to have that passing rate. My school (NVCC in Virginia) has the same rate. Many students fail the practicals and/or the written exams. We were 43 ...

4 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

PTA moving to a four year degree

Deregulation will mean a huge pay cut for us, not a small one. If anybody could easily become a PTA, I'm sure PTA's will start making no more than employees at Mcdonalds. Wake up man!

4 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

Worried about my background check

Guys,
You both seem to be very smart and educated. I guess no sane person would ever want someone with criminal record to treat their loved ones or have access to controlled ...

4 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

Worried about my background check

[QUOTE who="toodiminamerica in Apache Junction, Arizona"]Well I'm gonna miss ya- I like a good, relatively educated dialogue. I didn't think we reduced ourselves to ...

4 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

Questions for Physical Therapist Assistants, please help me decide if this career is right for me.

[QUOTE who="leslie wilkes in Cocoa, Florida"]Im currently a CNA and not my first career choice, but jobs are limited if you don't have any training. right now i can go to ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

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

[QUOTE who="coopaloopb@yahoo.com in Brick, New Jersey"]Thanks for all the insight guys, especially jerhardie. I recently just got from san diego, california where i ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

PAY

[QUOTE who="moonsorrow in Sheboygan, Wisconsin"]Don't let yourself be driven by money or let employers do this to you. That is what I'm trying to say.[/QUOTE]

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

PAY

[QUOTE who="moonsorrow in Sheboygan, Wisconsin"]Getting paid per visit in home health is wrong for a number of reasons. All this does is force PTA's to keep seeing ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

pta licensure exam review course

[QUOTE who="joseph in Glendale, California"]Need advice
Hi, I have done PT clerkships,Internships, But out of touch with PT field for past few years . Just passed ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

pta licensure exam review course

I believe 3 times total, after which you will have to take some clinical courses, according to the APTA.

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

CPR

BLS for health care providers. It usually takes around 4 hours with a test at the end.

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

Occupational theapist considering new career training as a PTA

No, i don't think it would. But why would any OT want to be a PTA?

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

It is time for change

[QUOTE who="Joe in Cumberland, Maryland"]KAY VYAS you've just made the strongest point for increasing the PTA educational standard to the BS level and you didn't even know ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

Future of PTA and Healthcare Reform

A Physical Therapist assistant is not a receptionist, but a highly trained/educated therapist who is qualified to treat you under the law (check the laws of your state). You are ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

Licensure transfer?

No, you don't have to retake the Licensure exam again. All you have to do is take the exam once and then apply for a license in any state. You can request that your exam scores be ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

San Juan College - online PTA program

I don't believe this training can be done online. You need to interact with real people, different body types. Your classmates become your patients. I'd never take it online as I ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

Any school not requiring prerequisites?

No, you have to complete anatomy and physiology course before getting accepted into any PTA program. Everything you study in a PTA program is based on these courses.

Good luck

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

Questions for Physical Therapist Assistants, please help me decide if this career is right for me.

[QUOTE who="kiaralicious07 in Birmingham, Alabama"]Hey. I started LPN school in January and I'm seriously hating it right now. I hate drawing blood and the sterile ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

Future of PTA and Healthcare Reform

Aynna,

I have to respectfully disagree with you when you say reimbursement for services delivered by PTAs should be less than those delivered by PTs. There is absolutely ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

Callng all ptas can someone please answermeee someone please answer me!!!!!!!!! I dont want to make the wrong choice

The answer is yes to your questions. You can find work as a per diem pta in home health, and you can work as much as you want. You an work as a traveler and get work assignments ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

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

[QUOTE who="john amantea in Farmville, Virginia"]I graduated in 2007. Is patty otavio still there? Central Virginia market is great.[/QUOTE]

Thanks John for the ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

How will PTA salaries be effected from the proposed Medicare decrease in reimbursement for PT services?

Jamie,
I'm sure you still can find a job in outpatient. Don't give up so easily! I lost my jobs so many times, but I never quit! I think PT is way better than psychology. I ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

Questions for Physical Therapist Assistants, please help me decide if this career is right for me.

[QUOTE who="Hannah in Alexandria, Virginia"]Ashraf,

I am preparing to enter the NVCC program next fall 2010. I am doing my 4 hour observation tomorrow. I would love ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

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

[QUOTE who="john amantea in Farmville, Virginia"]I graduated there. Good luck. Work in SNF's if you want to make good money.[/QUOTE]

Thanks John,
I'm now in ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

How will PTA salaries be effected from the proposed Medicare decrease in reimbursement for PT services?

[QUOTE who="Jamie in Independence, Kansas"]Lee, I was told it was because of downsizing. The PT tried to say it was because Medicare regulations would not allow PTA's to ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

How will PTA salaries be effected from the proposed Medicare decrease in reimbursement for PT services?

If the new Health Care Reform has not been signed yet into a law, how come we are already seeing people getting laid off because of Medicare cuts claims? This is just ridiculous.

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

How will PTA salaries be effected from the proposed Medicare decrease in reimbursement for PT services?

[QUOTE who="Jamie in Independence, Kansas"]I have been a PTA since 1981. I was recently laid off of the best job I have ever had in an outpatient PT clinic because of the ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

Does anyone know about TEAS exam you have take before entering PTA program.

Never heard about that exam. It's not required in Virginia. I'd google it and see.

~Ashraf

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

How will PTA salaries be effected from the proposed Medicare decrease in reimbursement for PT services?

Lee,
What are the sources of your information about that alleged reduction in reimbursement? I don't think the salaries of PTs/PTAs will go down because of this. There will ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

PTAs is a great field to be in

[QUOTE who="Lee in Cumberland, Maryland"]That's the highest salary I've heard of. I'd be willing to bet that the person is either inflating their salary for one reason or ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

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

[QUOTE who="Lee in Cumberland, Maryland"]I think if you going into the field thinking you are going to make $30-$40/hour your are making a mistake. Be prepared to get ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

How will PTA salaries be effected from the proposed Medicare decrease in reimbursement for PT services?

I know that PTAs can perform most, if not all treatments performed by PTs. And insurance companies don't discriminate in pay based on being a PT/PTA. It's the same level of skill ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

How will PTA salaries be effected from the proposed Medicare decrease in reimbursement for PT services?

[QUOTE who="Lee in Cumberland, Maryland"]Wouldn't a decrease in reimbursement require an extra need for PTAs to perform the treatments? I guess the PT departments could ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

PTAs is a great field to be in

[QUOTE who="Kim L in El Dorado Hills, California"]Pretty amazing and encouraging. Now, if only I could get aceepted into a program.[/QUOTE]

Hi Kim,
you could ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

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

[QUOTE who="Carolyn in Atlanta, Georgia"]I am a LMT, will be attending PTA school soon, I am so excited. Could someone please tell me, will I be able to apply my massage ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

Males in PTA

[QUOTE who="joe in Charles City, Iowa"]I am a male interested in becoming a PTA and just wanted to know if there are very many males who enter into this field?[/QUOTE]

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

PTA moving to a four year degree

[QUOTE who="Lee in Cumberland, Maryland"]Has anyone else heard this? What would be the rationale for doing so? Do you think that PTAs with only a two year degree would ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

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

[QUOTE who="Sharon in Lewisburg, West Virginia"]What about OTA (occupational Therapy Assistant)? I'm thinking about working in the school systems with Austistic children ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

To be a PTA: how long will it take? which school to go to in CHicago?

Guys please calm down and lets get back to our main topic. people don't come to this forum to read about politics. Please everyone keep the discussion focused on PTA!

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

Males in PTA

I'm not sure what you exactly mean by "advantages", but all I can tell you is that I'm a PTA male student and I've been in PTA school for two and half months so far and I ...

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

Males in PTA

Yes,
The percentage of males in this profession ranges from 15 to 20% according to the American Physical Therapy Association.

5 years ago
Job > Physical Therapy Assistant

Considering PTA

Andy,
You don't need schooling or money to be an aide. It's on the job training and you will be making minimal wage. Go for PTA (Physical therapist assistant) where the money ...

5 years ago

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