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Physical Therapy Assistant Job Description
Physical therapy assistants perform their jobs under the supervising and direction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely heavily on their Physical therapist assistants, therefore it is important that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy workouts. Physical therapist assistants apply lots of physical therapy methods when caring for patients. Several techniques incorporate deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as for example ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.
Additionally Physical therapy assistants often assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by implementing health and fitness workouts for more active healthier lifestyles. When a Physical therapy assistant sees a patient initially, the PTA helps the PT analyze the person and develop a therapy plan promoting restored functionality, being able to move, preventing impairment and reducing suffering. Then, together, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and patient all work together to make sure the goals of the therapy program is attained, calculating client progress, response, and safety while making modifications as needed.