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Physical Therapy Assistant Career Summary
PTAs conduct their services under the supervising and instruction of a licensed PT. PTs rely heavily on their Physical therapist assistants, therefore it is necessary that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy workouts. PTAs employ lots of physical therapy techniques while helping clients. Certain methods consist of deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for instance ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.
Furthermore PT assistants regularly aid their patients to avoid losing movement by employing wellness and physical fitness workouts to enable more active healthier lifestyles. Anytime a PTA sees an individual for the first time, the PTA helps the PT examine the individual and develop a treatment plan supporting repaired usability, being able to move, preventing disability and reducing suffering. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and patient all work together to make sure the purpose of the therapy plan is attained, measuring patient progression, response, and safety even while making modifications as needed.