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Updated 8 hours ago

Advice about preparing for the board exam - 322 Replies

Hello anyone with a study guide that they can send to me.


Updated 18 hours ago

PTA Laws & Regs Jurisprudence Exam for Florida - 840 Replies

Hi jeramiah, I just took the FL law exam and unfortunately did not pass. I studied the laws and a quizlet and felt pretty confident with the material...


Updated 7 days ago

Why so little opportunity for PTAs to pursue the DPT? - 100 Replies

Times are changing. First, I am a Physical Therapist Assistant with a B.S in Business Management. My pay is not “capped” and I earn $45/hr. but I’ve...


PTA Laws & Regs Jurisprudence Exam for Texas

Hi I am a new PTA moving from florida to houston tx .I am going to take the Law & Regs exam and i want to know if there is a good study guide to...


PTA with Bachelor's in Exercise Science

Hello all, I am currently a senior in school finishing up my degree in Exercise Science. I came into college with the intention of going straight...


Updated 15 days ago

Know of any PTAs who are Certified Lymphedema Therapists? - 6 Replies

can a PTA provide lymphedema therapy which would include assessment and establishing the goals/ treatment plan if there is not a lymphedema certified...


One year in... wrist pain.

So I've been working in a basic outpatient clinic for a year. We are very manual therapy focused and I'm developing some pretty bad wrist pain doing...


Updated 22 days ago

What is the most you can make being a PTA? - 9 Replies

I make 50$ for every 45 minutes in home health. Love it! Make my own schedule, pick who I want to see and how many. No dislikes here. Good luck!!


Updated 27 days ago

California law exam concerns - 37 Replies

I failed my first attempt and am scheduled to take again tomorrow. I'm feeling a bit more prepared because I remembered majority of the questions. I...


Updated 1 month ago

Is it tedious to get licensed in another state after moving? - 23 Replies

did you have to take an exam?my email is let me know


Updated 1 month ago

Has anyone ever known a PTA to open their own PT practice and hire PT's to work there? - 9 Replies

We are possibly looking to purchasing an existing practice in NJ. Owners would be a combination of PTA and licensed massage therapist. Would this...


Updated 1 month ago

PTA salaries nationwide - 545 Replies

[QUOTE who="SJBook in San Diego, California"]Hi there! I'm a PTA considering a move to Fayetteville/Raleigh NC area. I currently work HH in San...


Finding PTA Jobs in San Diego

Moving from Boston to San Diego...are there many PTA jobs? I work in acute care and my boyfriend works in sports medicine. Any details would be...


Updated 1 month ago

Is becoming a physical therapist assistant or PTA even worth it now? - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="B_PTA in Amesbury, Massachusetts"]This really depends on where you live and what setting you are looking to work in. Most jobs are in...


Foreign trained PT applying for PTA license

I am Foreign trained PT applying for PTA license in the state of Michigan.I am looking for some guidance in the matter.Do I apply for PT or PTA...


Updated 1 month ago

licensed PT in Sweden, want to work as PTA in US - 22 Replies

[QUOTE who="rezede in Jacksonville Beach, Florida"]I believe you can take the PTA Exam. I am a foreign PT graduate and I recently passed the NPTAE....


Home Health PTA Florida

Hi, I'm a PTA, new to Florida (St. Pete/Sarasota) area. I'd like to try Home Health. What is the going per visit rate here? Also, any...


Law exam

I failed the law exam to obtain a PTA by Endorsement license. Can anyone help me with a better study guide to prepare for the test?


Updated 2 months ago

jumping back into PTA career - 29 Replies

any update ? im in the exact same boat as you.


Updated 2 months ago

Physical Therapist Assistant- is it a waste of time or a good career? - 1194 Replies

[QUOTE who="PTAguy-retired in Orange, California"]I would approach a lot of caution to the wind for anyone looking at getting into the PTA program....


Updated 2 months ago

Do you have to do wound care if you are a PTA? Can you refuse to do this? - 7 Replies

I am thinking to do PTA, can anyone explain what the typical day is like, ?any dress code requirements? What are you allowed to wear? Is it fun and...


Updated 3 months ago

Long Island, New York PTA salaries? - 1 Reply

P.s. Thank you!


Updated 3 months ago

PTA vs PT... Physical Therapy, a long term career? - 120 Replies

PTAguy-retired — how will the PDPM havevaffect on PTAs? I see you are in California- and I’m in New York- but I was wondering if you think the...


Updated 3 months ago

Miami: PTA is now a dead-end job. No shortage. No reimbuserments. Alternatives? - 5 Replies

[QUOTE who="Angevil in Hialeah, Florida"]It is unquestionable that PTA is now a dead-end job according to many people not only in this forum but...


Updated 3 months ago

Future of PTA and Healthcare Reform - 345 Replies

Aynna, with all due respect for the time (and debt) you have invested in earning your DPT degree. I am a current Student PTA. It is erroneous to...


are PTA jobs (in Mass) available before passing the exam?

Are PTA jobs (in Mass) available before passing the exam? I ask because the next exam isn't until Jan 9th 2019. I'd like to start asap, hoping to put...


Updated 3 months ago

How did you financially make it through PTA school?? - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="DaveMan in Groton, Massachusetts"]I am also interested in people's answers to this. Myself, I am going to be living at home while taking...


Updated 3 months ago


[QUOTE who="Susie in San Diego, California"]Hi Kerry, I just graduated from Gateway Community College in May. I moved to San Diego in July. I'm...


Updated 3 months ago

Exercise progression and "embracing the gray" as an entry level PTA - 4 Replies

It seems like there should be a set list of progressions for each issue you are working on, and beyond that, communication with the client will help...


Updated 4 months ago

Will there be more BRIDGE programs from PTA-to-PT in the future? Any thought? - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="AspiringPTA in Trenton, New Jersey"]Thanks. Also, Aside from the bridge program in Ohio, I've heard there one in California, if so what...


Updated 4 months ago

Physical Therapy Aide pros/cons in California... - 10 Replies

[QUOTE who="cobra mom in California"]HI and thank you for the info. I am not anywhere near Sacremeto unfortunately. I reside in So.Cal, San Gabriel...

Dan the man

Updated 4 months ago

Is CSCS worth it for a PTA - 10 Replies

I’m currently enrolled in PTA program and haveing a hard time figuring out if it is worth it! I have my bachelors and have worked as a exercise...


Updated 4 months ago

No Accreditation in Canada? - 211 Replies

I am a certified PTA from US but I want to come and work in Canada what can I do? I am not an American citizen.


Updated 5 months ago

Questions about PTA programs - 2 Replies

I am 25 years old, already have Bachelor of Science. Physical therapy program has caught my interest three years ago. It makes more sense to go for...


Updated 5 months ago

Anyone here get accepted into Cerritos College's PTA program? - 7 Replies

[QUOTE who="Priscilla in Baldwin Park, California"]I hate this its not fair I completed the requirements for GE to go there and youre telling me that...


Updated 5 months ago

question regarding california PTA license - 103 Replies

[QUOTE who="MannyT in San Diego, California"]Hello everyone, i am licensed PTA in California and Hawaii since 2001, I graduated in BSPT in...

Arnell , Lafayette IN.

Updated 5 months ago

Seeking a study partner - 1 Reply

Sorry, I live in Lafayette Indiana, not sure why its reading Detroit Michigan!


Updated 5 months ago

Kicked out of PTA school.. - 11 Replies

As for me, I just needed 2 more classes and then I would have been on internships. A 3 wk intensive written portion got me. I failed that portion for...

Victor Shelley in henderson, Nevada

Updated 5 months ago

PTA salary inquiry - 22 Replies

This may seem tacky, but i'm graduating PTA school in May and I would love to hear what people in different states are pulling in, salary-wise, from...

Nyy in New York, New York

Updated 5 months ago

PTA School Difficulty - 48 Replies

I want to know exactly how challenging is PTA school? I work full time on third shift so my days are open to attend classes, but are the classes so...

Labow in Sloughhouse, California

Updated 5 months ago

PTA moving to a four year degree - 72 Replies

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 have to pursue...

Kyle D in Cocoa Beach, Florida

Updated 5 months ago

Salary for full time home health PTA (TX) - 211 Replies

Hello. I am a PTA with 18 yrs experience currently working in hospital outpatient clinic. I am looking at a local private home health company to go...

BillyS in Washington

Updated 5 months ago

Worried about my background check - 68 Replies

i am 22 years old and have more than the minimum required observation hours to be accepted into the pta program. my gpa will be high enough as well,...

Steven in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 5 months ago

PTA Starting Salary in NJ/NY area? - 11 Replies

I'll be starting a PTA program this fall and I was wondering what is the starting salary. I plan to work in outpatient facility. Thanks

Kyle in Orlando, Florida

Are for-profit, private institutions worth it for a PTA program?

Instead of attending a college, could a private institution that are very expensive get you a job as a physical therapist assistant when you take...

Kmk in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Updated 6 months ago

Age 35 and thinking of being an PT or PTA. Which option would make more sense financially? - 6 Replies

I am 35 and an older career changer. My understanding is that both jobs entail the same responsibilities except that the PT does evaluations and...

copeland620 in Sarasota, Florida

Updated 6 months ago

PTA versus OTA - 78 Replies

After a few years getting the prereq's out of the way I didn't get in to PTA school because too many people applied. I'm considering looking into...

Larkin in Ithaca, New York

massage skills used in physical therapy

I've recently graduated from the Finger Lakes School of Massage, and am currently a practicing massage therapist at a chiropractic clinic. I enjoy my...

Julia in Floral Park, New York

Updated 7 months ago

What age do people retire from being a PTA? - 47 Replies

I'm looking to go back to school to be a PTA, but I am already in my early 30's so will be in my mid 30's when I graduate. I am very physically fit...

Labow in Irvine, California

Updated 7 months ago

PTA or OTA or LPN... - 5 Replies

Hi, quick little intro 30 y.o. bachelor of science in justice & law admin. Have 8 yrs of hospital tech experience from EMS to OR to Anesthesia to...

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