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Physical Therapy Assistant Job Introduction
Physical therapist assistants perform their jobs under the guidance and instruction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely a great deal on their PT assistants, so it's important that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. Physical therapy assistants apply lots of physical therapy methods when taking care of people. A few techniques include deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities like ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.
In addition PTAs frequently aid their patients to avoid losing mobility by employing health and fitness workouts to facilitate more active healthier life styles. When a Physical therapist assistant examines a patient for the first time, they help the PT examine the person and develop a treatment plan promoting restored functions, the ability to move, avoiding impairment and pain reduction. Then, together, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and patient each work with each other to make certain the goals of the therapy program is achieved, calculating the patient's progress, healing, and safety while making adjustments as required.