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Physical Therapy Assistant Career Summary
Physical therapy assistants carry out their functions under the supervising and instruction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely primarily on their Physical therapist assistants, therefore it is essential that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. PT assistants apply numerous physical therapy techniques when looking after people. Certain methods incorporate physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy particularly ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.
Additionally PTAs commonly assist their clients to avoid losing mobility by applying health and physical fitness programs to enable more active healthy life styles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant examines a patient initially, the PTA helps the physical therapist study the individual and develop a care plan promoting restored usability, the ability to move, preventing disability and reducing discomfort. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and individual all work collectively to make sure the purpose of the therapy program is attained, calculating patient progress, reaction, and safety even while making modifications as required.