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Physical Therapist Assistant Job Outline
Physical therapy assistants perform their services under the guidance and direction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely primarily on their PTAs, so it's essential that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy exercises. Physical therapist assistants apply many physical therapy methods when helping patients. Certain methods consist of physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.
Additionally Physical therapy assistants usually assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by establishing wellness and physical fitness programs for more active healthier life styles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant examines a client first, the PTA helps the physical therapist examine the person and create a therapy plan promoting recovered functions, the ability to move, preventing disability and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and patient all work together to ensure the goals of the therapy plan is attained, measuring patient progression, healing, and safety while making modifications as required.