Rehabilitation is for a person with some disability caused by a health ailment. It to attempts to restore them to previous level of function and to help them learn to function with the abilities they completely or partially lost.
Stroke: PTA’s are focused on the pt’s strengths, ROM, gait, and endurance Joint Replacement: PTA helps to increase endurance, mobility, strength, and ROM Traumatic Brain Injury: PTA helps to improve balance, flexibility, endurance, coordination, posture, and strength
-Teach how to properly use assistive devices and gait training -Improve endurance, strength, ROM, and balance -Evaluate and improve leg function For example: a stroke pt may need the use of TENS which helps the brain reorganize and functions may be recovered, they also may perform active and passive ROM, and practice motor tasks Hydrotherapy may be used for those cannot support their own weight so the water would provide weight support along with sensory stimulation.
• What is RehabTherapy?
• Factors that affect outcomes
Salary/Percentage of PTAs in Setting
Rehabilitation is for a person recovering from an illness,
surgery, or serious injury. Rehab helps individuals to find
new ways of doing activities/functions, relearn skills, or
regain their strength.
It is important to start rehab as soon as possible to
maintain or increase the patient’s chances of attaining the
previous level of function.The purpose of rehab is to gain
back the function that was lost.
A rehab PTA helps individuals with mobility, strength, and
background: what is rehab?
The outcome of rehab depends on the following factors:
• Sufficient supervision daily
• Individual’s commitment and motivation
• Limitation-what it is and extent of it
Special Rehabilitation Units
• Rehabilitation Hospital
• Sub-Acute Hospital
Salary depends on position, geographic location, years of
experience, practice setting, and the degree of education.
• $48,000 on average per year
Salary According to Experience:
About 5% of PTAs work in rehabilitation services.
percentage of PTAs in rehab
PTAs can specialize in different areas of rehabilitation
such as training in e.g. aquatics or having advanced skills
with e.g. stroke patients.
PTAs can apply to be recognized in a specialized area of
physical therapy.There is an application process with