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Physical Therapy Assistant Career Summary
PT assistants perform their services underneath the guidance and instruction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely a great deal on their Physical therapy assistants, so it's essential that a PTA can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy activities. Physical therapy assistants employ lots of physical therapy methods when helping clients. Some techniques include physical modalities, deep tissue massage, exercise therapy particularly ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.
In addition Physical therapist assistants regularly assist their patients to avoid losing mobility by implementing health and fitness plans to enable more active healthy life styles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant sees a client first, the PTA helps the physical therapist analyze the individual and develop a treatment plan promoting repaired functions, being able to move, protecting against disability and pain reduction. Then, together, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and client each work together to make sure the purpose of the health plan is reached, measuring client progress, response, and well-being while making adjustments as necessary.