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Physical Therapist Assistant Career Description
PTAs perform their functions underneath the supervision and direction of a licensed physical therapist. PTs rely greatly on their PT assistants, therefore it is essential that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy workouts. Physical therapy assistants employ numerous physical therapy methods while taking care of patients. A few methods incorporate deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as for instance ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.
Additionally PT assistants usually assist their patients to prevent losing movement by implementing health and fitness programs for more active lifestyles. When a Physical therapist assistant sees a patient for the 1st time, they help the PT examine the individual and develop a treatment plan encouraging repaired functionality, the ability to move, avoiding impairment and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and client each work with each other to ensure the purpose of the therapy plan is attained, calculating patient progress, healing, and well-being even while making adjustments as necessary.