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Physical Therapy Assistant Job Overview
PTAs perform their jobs beneath the guidance and direction of a licensed physical therapist. PTs rely primarily on their PT assistants, therefore it is essential that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy activities. PTAs apply many physical therapy techniques while caring for people. Some methods include physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise particularly ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.
Furthermore Physical therapy assistants commonly aid their patients to prevent losing mobility by creating wellness and fitness routines for more active healthy lifestyles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant sees an individual for the 1st time, they help the physical therapist examine the person and create a therapy plan promoting recovered functions, being able to move, protecting against impairment and pain reduction. Then, together, the PT, PTA, and patient all work collectively to ensure the purpose of the therapy program is attained, measuring client progression, healing, and well-being while making adjustments as required.