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PT assistants conduct their jobs beneath the guidance and direction of a licensed PT. PTs rely a great deal on their Physical therapist assistants, therefore it is crucial that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy activities. PT assistants employ numerous physical therapy techniques when caring for people. Several methods consist of physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as for example ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.
Furthermore PTAs frequently aid their patients to avoid losing movement by implementing health and physical fitness routines to ensure more active healthy lifestyles. When a PTA sees an individual for the 1st time, they help the PT examine the individual and create a therapy plan encouraging restored usability, the ability to move, protecting against impairment and reducing discomfort. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and individual all work with each other to make sure the objective of the therapy plan is reached, calculating client progress, healing, and well-being while making modifications as necessary.