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PTA Job Introduction
PT assistants conduct their services beneath the guidance and instruction of a licensed PT. PTs rely heavily on their PTAs, therefore it is crucial that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy techniques. PT assistants apply many physical therapy techniques when looking after clients. Some methods include physical modalities, deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise like ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.
Additionally Physical therapy assistants regularly assist their patients to prevent losing mobility by developing wellness and fitness programs to enable more active lifestyles. Whenever a Physical therapy assistant examines a client initially, the PTA helps the PT analyze the person and develop a care program promoting restored usability, the ability to move, preventing impairment and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and client each work with each other to make certain the objective of the health plan is achieved, measuring patient progress, healing, and well-being while making modifications as needed.