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Physical Therapy Assistant Job Introduction
PTAs perform their functions underneath the supervision and direction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely heavily on their Physical therapy assistants, so it is necessary that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. Physical therapist assistants employ numerous physical therapy methods while caring for patients. A few methods consist of physical modalities, deep tissue massage, exercise therapy such as for example ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.
In addition Physical therapist assistants commonly aid their clients to avoid losing mobility by applying wellness and physical fitness workouts to create more active healthier lifestyles. Whenever a PTA sees an individual initially, the PTA helps the physical therapist analyze the individual and create a therapy plan supporting restored functionality, being able to move, protecting against impairment and reducing suffering. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and patient all work together to ensure the goals of the therapy program is achieved, measuring the patient's progression, reaction, and well-being while making adjustments as required.