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PTA Job Introduction
Physical therapist assistants conduct their tasks under the supervising and direction of a licensed PT. PTs rely a great deal on their PT assistants, so it is important that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy workouts. PTAs apply many physical therapy techniques when caring for patients. Certain methods consist of deep soft tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for example ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.
In addition Physical therapist assistants regularly assist their patients to prevent losing movement by developing health and fitness programs to facilitate more active lifestyles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant examines a client initially, they help the physical therapist study the person and develop a therapy program encouraging recovered functions, the ability to move, protecting against disability and reducing discomfort. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and patient all work collectively to make certain the objective of the health plan is attained, measuring patient progress, response, and safety while making adjustments as necessary.