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Physical therapy assistants carry out their services beneath the supervising and instruction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely heavily on their Physical therapy assistants, so it is important that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy workouts. PTAs employ lots of physical therapy methods when looking after patients. Some methods incorporate deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities like ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.
Additionally Physical therapist assistants often assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by employing health and fitness routines to enable more active healthy life styles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant examines an individual first, the PTA helps the physical therapist examine the person and develop a therapy plan supporting repaired functionality, the ability to move, avoiding impairment and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and individual each work together to ensure the purpose of the health program is achieved, calculating patient progression, reaction, and safety while making adjustments as necessary.