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Physical Therapy Assistant Career Summary
Physical therapy assistants conduct their services underneath the supervising and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. PTs rely primarily on their Physical therapy assistants, so it's crucial that a PTA can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy activities. Physical therapy assistants apply numerous physical therapy methods when helping patients. A few methods incorporate deep massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities like ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.
Furthermore PT assistants often assist their clients to prevent losing movement by employing wellness and fitness programs to ensure more active lifestyles. When a PTA sees a patient first, they help the PT examine the person and develop a care program promoting recovered functionality, being able to move, avoiding impairment and reducing discomfort. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and individual each work with each other to ensure the objective of the health plan is reached, calculating patient progression, healing, and safety while making adjustments as required.