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Physical therapist assistants perform their tasks beneath the guidance and instruction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely heavily on their Physical therapy assistants, therefore it is necessary that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy practices. Physical therapist assistants employ lots of physical therapy techniques when looking after clients. Certain techniques incorporate physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.
In addition Physical therapist assistants frequently assist their clients to prevent losing movement by implementing wellness and physical fitness routines for more active lifestyles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant sees an individual initially, they help the PT study the individual and develop a therapy program promoting restored usability, being able to move, protecting against disability and reducing discomfort. Then, together, the PT, PTA, and patient all work together to ensure the objective of the health plan is reached, calculating client progression, response, and safety even while making modifications as needed.