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Physical Therapy Assistant Career Overview
Physical therapy assistants perform their services beneath the supervising and direction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely greatly on their PT assistants, so it's crucial that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. PT assistants apply many physical therapy methods when caring for people. Some techniques incorporate deep massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities particularly ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.
In addition PTAs frequently assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by establishing wellness and fitness routines to facilitate more active healthier life styles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant examines a patient for the first time, the PTA helps the PT analyze the person and develop a treatment plan supporting recovered functionality, the ability to move, avoiding disability and pain reduction. Then, together, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and individual all work collectively to ensure the purpose of the therapy program is achieved, measuring patient progression, healing, and well-being while making adjustments as required.