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Physical Therapist Assistant Career Outline
Physical therapist assistants conduct their tasks under the guidance and instruction of a certified PT. PTs rely primarily on their Physical therapy assistants, therefore it is crucial that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. Physical therapy assistants apply numerous physical therapy methods when caring for clients. A few methods incorporate deep massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.
Furthermore PT assistants frequently assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by establishing health and physical fitness routines to ensure more active healthier life styles. When a PTA sees an individual first, they help the physical therapist examine the person and create a therapy program promoting restored functionality, being able to move, protecting against disability and reducing pain. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, PTA, and individual each work collectively to make sure the goal of the therapy program is reached, measuring patient progress, healing, and well-being even while making modifications as necessary.