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Physical Therapy Assistant Career Summary
PTAs carry out their services beneath the supervising and direction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely greatly on their Physical therapy assistants, so it is essential that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy techniques. Physical therapist assistants employ numerous physical therapy techniques while taking care of patients. A few methods incorporate deep massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.
Furthermore PT assistants usually aid their clients to prevent losing movement by applying wellness and fitness plans to enable more active healthy life styles. Whenever a Physical therapy assistant sees an individual for the 1st time, the PTA helps the physical therapist examine the individual and develop a care plan encouraging recovered functionality, the ability to move, protecting against disability and reducing pain. Then, as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and patient each work collectively to make certain the goal of the health program is attained, measuring patient progression, reaction, and safety while making modifications as needed.