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Physical Therapy Assistant Job Description
Physical therapy assistants carry out their services beneath the guidance and instruction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely heavily on their PTAs, therefore it is crucial that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. PTAs apply numerous physical therapy techniques when looking after clients. Some methods include deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities like ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.
Furthermore Physical therapist assistants usually assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by developing health and physical fitness programs for more active lifestyles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant sees a patient first, the PTA helps the physical therapist analyze the person and create a treatment program supporting recovered functions, being able to move, preventing impairment and reducing discomfort. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and client each work collectively to make certain the purpose of the therapy program is attained, measuring patient progression, healing, and safety while making modifications as necessary.