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PTA Career Summary
Physical therapy assistants conduct their functions beneath the supervision and direction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely a great deal on their Physical therapy assistants, therefore it is crucial that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. PT assistants employ numerous physical therapy methods when helping people. Several methods consist of deep massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.
In addition Physical therapist assistants commonly aid their clients to avoid losing mobility by employing wellness and fitness workouts to ensure more active lifestyles. Anytime a PTA examines an individual first, they help the physical therapist study the individual and develop a treatment plan promoting restored usability, the ability to move, protecting against impairment and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and individual each work with each other to ensure the purpose of the therapy plan is reached, measuring the patient's progression, healing, and well-being even while making modifications as required.