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Physical Therapy Assistant Career Summary
PT assistants conduct their functions under the supervision and instruction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely primarily on their PT assistants, therefore it is necessary that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy techniques. PT assistants apply lots of physical therapy methods when helping patients. Some methods include deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as for instance ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.
Furthermore Physical therapist assistants usually aid their clients to prevent losing movement by implementing health and physical fitness routines to enable more active healthy lifestyles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant examines an individual first, they help the physical therapist analyze the individual and develop a care plan encouraging restored functionality, the ability to move, preventing impairment and reducing suffering. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, PTA, and patient all work with each other to make sure the purpose of the therapy plan is achieved, measuring client progression, reaction, and safety even while making modifications as needed.