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Physical Therapy Assistant Career Overview
Physical therapy assistants carry out their services under the supervision and direction of a certified PT. PTs rely greatly on their PTAs, so it's important that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. Physical therapy assistants employ numerous physical therapy methods when caring for people. Several methods include physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy such as for example ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.
Furthermore Physical therapist assistants frequently aid their clients to avoid losing movement by employing health and physical fitness programs to facilitate more active healthier lifestyles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant sees a client initially, the PTA helps the PT study the individual and create a care program supporting restored functionality, the ability to move, preventing impairment and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and patient all work collectively to ensure the objective of the therapy program is reached, calculating the patient's progress, response, and safety while making adjustments as required.