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Physical Therapy Assistant Career Summary
PT assistants perform their tasks under the guidance and direction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely greatly on their PTAs, so it's crucial that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy activities. PTAs employ numerous physical therapy methods while helping patients. Some methods incorporate deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for example ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.
Additionally Physical therapist assistants frequently aid their clients to prevent losing mobility by employing wellness and fitness workouts for more active lifestyles. When a Physical therapist assistant examines an individual for the first time, they help the physical therapist study the person and create a therapy plan promoting restored functionality, being able to move, preventing disability and pain reduction. Then, together, the physical therapist, PTA, and individual each work with each other to make sure the objective of the therapy program is attained, measuring the patient's progress, reaction, and well-being even while making adjustments as needed.