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PT assistants conduct their jobs beneath the supervision and instruction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely a great deal on their Physical therapy assistants, so it is important that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy techniques. PT assistants employ lots of physical therapy techniques while helping people. A few methods include physical modalities, deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as for instance ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.
Furthermore Physical therapist assistants usually assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by applying health and physical fitness programs to ensure more active healthy life styles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant sees a patient for the 1st time, the PTA helps the PT examine the person and create a care program promoting restored usability, being able to move, avoiding disability and reducing suffering. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and patient each work together to ensure the goal of the health plan is reached, measuring client progression, reaction, and safety even while making adjustments as necessary.