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PT assistants perform their services underneath the guidance and direction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely heavily on their Physical therapy assistants, so it is crucial that a PTA can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy workouts. PTAs apply many physical therapy methods when caring for clients. A few techniques incorporate deep massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities particularly ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.
Furthermore Physical therapy assistants commonly assist their patients to prevent losing mobility by implementing wellness and physical fitness plans for more active healthy life styles. When a Physical therapy assistant sees a client first, the PTA helps the physical therapist analyze the individual and develop a treatment program encouraging recovered usability, being able to move, preventing impairment and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and patient all work together to make sure the goals of the therapy plan is reached, calculating client progression, response, and well-being even while making adjustments as necessary.