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Physical therapy assistants perform their jobs under the supervising and direction of a licensed PT. PTs rely greatly on their PT assistants, so it is necessary that a PTA can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. Physical therapy assistants apply many physical therapy techniques when caring for people. Some techniques include physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy particularly ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.
Additionally PTAs usually aid their patients to prevent losing mobility by implementing health and physical fitness workouts to facilitate more active lifestyles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant sees a patient for the first time, the PTA helps the physical therapist examine the individual and create a therapy program promoting recovered usability, being able to move, avoiding disability and reducing suffering. Then, as a team, the PT, PTA, and patient all work with each other to make sure the objective of the therapy program is achieved, calculating client progression, reaction, and well-being even while making adjustments as necessary.