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Physical Therapy Assistant Job Introduction
Physical therapy assistants conduct their tasks beneath the supervising and direction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely heavily on their PTAs, so it's necessary that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy techniques. PT assistants employ lots of physical therapy methods when helping patients. Certain techniques incorporate deep soft tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.
Furthermore PTAs commonly aid their patients to avoid losing movement by implementing wellness and fitness routines to create more active lifestyles. Whenever a PTA sees an individual initially, the PTA helps the PT study the individual and create a treatment program supporting restored usability, being able to move, avoiding disability and reducing pain. Then, as a team, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and client each work collectively to make sure the goals of the therapy program is reached, measuring the patient's progression, response, and safety even while making modifications as needed.