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Physical Therapist Assistant Job Overview
Physical therapist assistants carry out their functions under the supervising and direction of a licensed PT. PTs rely heavily on their PTAs, so it is important that a PTA can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. PT assistants apply lots of physical therapy methods when looking after people. Several techniques incorporate deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.
In addition Physical therapy assistants frequently aid their clients to avoid losing movement by applying health and fitness workouts for more active healthy lifestyles. When a Physical therapy assistant sees a patient for the first time, they help the physical therapist study the person and create a treatment program encouraging restored functions, being able to move, preventing impairment and pain reduction. Then, together, the physical therapist, PTA, and client each work collectively to make sure the objective of the therapy program is reached, measuring patient progression, response, and safety while making modifications as necessary.