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Is 'ASPT' the Answer?
by Jason Marketti
‘ASPT' should be the new designation for PTAs who have an associate's degree in physical therapy. The PTAs who have successfully challenged the testing and don't have a degree as a PTA should not be allowed to use this. These new letters will denote we Read More...
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EMS and Home Assessments
by Jason Marketti
National Public Radio recently did a story on Dr. Kevin Munjal, who is in charge of EMS at Mt. Sinai hospital in New York. His idea to put the EMS system in the forefront of preventative medicine is interesting. Rather than the EMTs and paramedics simply Read More...
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Employment Testing
by Jason Marketti
I have been employed in the therapy sector since 1996. I've worked in hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient buildings, pediatrics, school districts, home health and wound care. I have several certificates related to different clinical and business aspects Read More...
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Mandatory Retirement
by Jason Marketti
To drive an automobile, you must pass several tests before you're issued a license. There is the eye test, the written test, and then the practical driving test. In some states, young drivers are encouraged to take a driving course while in high school Read More...
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License or Certificate?
by Jason Marketti
As I was perusing the various state board websites, I noticed several states offered licenses to PTs but required the PTA to have a certificate to practice and provide therapy care. I've been awarded certificates in achievement, performance and even have Read More...
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Email Me
by Jason Marketti
This year I want to hear from fellow PTAs. I want to know your thoughts on healthcare changes, working relationships with PTs, and your ideas about increasing the PTA education to a bachelor's level as well as your feelings towards the APTA and the PTA Read More...
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CEUs for PTAs
by Jason Marketti
In the mail, I received several brochures advertising how to evaluate and treat multiple body parts. All therapy disciplines were invited to attend. Being a PTA, I don't evaluate people so I wonder if I could get a discount because the evaluation aspect Read More...
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PTAs and the Future
by Jason Marketti
I'm sure there are some people who'd like to see the PTA profession disappear and have every patient treated only by a PT. And for those who feel like that, let's discuss what we should do with the PTAs. But first the United States needs to open its borders Read More...
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Total PT Immersion
by Jason Marketti
As PTs and PTAs, we went through enough testing in school and yet we had to pass one more test to get that magical piece of paper from the licensing board. The problem is that to get that license to practice, we did not have to show any skills to the Read More...
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Joint Mobilization
by Jason Marketti
"Spinal manipulation is not designated as being under the exclusive domain of any one specific profession or group of practitioners." So says the APTA; however, the position they take with the PT assistants is that we should not be allowed to perform Read More...
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Confusion of Contact Hours
by Jason Marketti
Each state board regulates PT and PTA contact hours to maintain licensure. The general consensus from most of the state boards is that around 20 to 30 contact hours is sufficient for us to maintain a license in their particular state (Some state board Read More...
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Alternate Studies
by Jason Marketti
I enjoy studying, reading and learning about events outside of the therapy world. Because of this, I am better able to communicate and understand a great deal more about my patients. Sadly, state boards do not recognize this study in their CEU requirements. Read More...
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    Jason J. Marketti
    Occupation: Physical Therapist Assistant
    Setting: San Jacinto, CA
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