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PTA Job Description
PTAs carry out their jobs under the supervision and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely greatly on their PT assistants, so it is necessary that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy techniques. Physical therapist assistants employ lots of physical therapy methods when looking after patients. Certain techniques incorporate physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy such as for example ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.
In addition PT assistants often assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by employing wellness and physical fitness routines to create more active healthy lifestyles. When a Physical therapy assistant sees an individual initially, they help the physical therapist study the person and develop a therapy plan encouraging repaired functions, being able to move, protecting against disability and reducing suffering. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and individual all work with each other to ensure the objective of the therapy program is reached, measuring the patient's progress, healing, and well-being while making modifications as needed.