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Physical Therapy Assistant Career Introduction
PT assistants conduct their jobs under the supervision and direction of a licensed PT. PTs rely a great deal on their Physical therapy assistants, therefore it is important that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy workouts. PTAs employ numerous physical therapy methods while looking after clients. Certain techniques consist of physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise particularly ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.
Additionally PTAs often assist their patients to avoid losing movement by creating wellness and fitness workouts to facilitate more active healthy lifestyles. Whenever a Physical therapy assistant examines an individual for the 1st time, they help the PT examine the person and create a treatment plan encouraging repaired functions, being able to move, protecting against impairment and reducing suffering. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and client all work with each other to make certain the objective of the health plan is achieved, calculating client progress, response, and well-being while making modifications as necessary.