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Physical Therapist Assistant Career Summary
Physical therapist assistants conduct their tasks under the supervising and instruction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely heavily on their PTAs, therefore it is important that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy techniques. PT assistants apply many physical therapy methods when looking after people. Some techniques consist of physical modalities, deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as for instance ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.
Additionally PT assistants regularly assist their patients to prevent losing mobility by establishing wellness and fitness plans to facilitate more active healthier life styles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant examines a patient first, they help the PT analyze the individual and create a care program supporting repaired functionality, the ability to move, avoiding impairment and reducing pain. Then, as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and individual all work together to make sure the objective of the health plan is attained, measuring client progression, reaction, and well-being while making modifications as necessary.