Physical Therapist Assistant Job Description
PT assistants perform their jobs under the supervising and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely greatly on their Physical therapy assistants, therefore it is important that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. Physical therapy assistants employ numerous physical therapy methods while looking after patients. Some methods include physical modalities, deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise particularly ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.
In addition Physical therapist assistants frequently aid their clients to avoid losing mobility by implementing health and physical fitness workouts for more active healthier life styles. When a PTA sees a client for the first time, the PTA helps the PT study the individual and create a therapy plan encouraging repaired functionality, being able to move, preventing impairment and reducing suffering. Then, together, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and patient each work together to ensure the purpose of the health plan is attained, calculating client progression, reaction, and well-being while making adjustments as needed.