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PTAs conduct their services under the guidance and direction of a certified PT. PTs rely a great deal on their Physical therapy assistants, therefore it is crucial that a PTA can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy workouts. PTAs apply numerous physical therapy methods while caring for clients. Some methods consist of deep massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities particularly ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.
Additionally PTAs often aid their clients to avoid losing mobility by employing wellness and physical fitness routines to facilitate more active life styles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant examines a client initially, the PTA helps the physical therapist analyze the individual and create a treatment plan promoting restored functionality, the ability to move, protecting against impairment and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, PTA, and client all work together to ensure the goal of the therapy plan is reached, measuring client progression, response, and safety while making adjustments as needed.