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Physical Therapy Assistant Career Outline
PTAs perform their services under the guidance and instruction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely heavily on their Physical therapy assistants, so it is crucial that a PTA can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy workouts. PT assistants apply many physical therapy techniques while caring for people. Several techniques include deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as for instance ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.
In addition Physical therapist assistants regularly assist their patients to avoid losing mobility by employing health and physical fitness programs to ensure more active lifestyles. When a Physical therapy assistant sees a patient for the first time, the PTA helps the PT study the individual and develop a treatment program promoting restored functions, the ability to move, avoiding impairment and pain reduction. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and patient each work collectively to make sure the goal of the health program is achieved, calculating the patient's progress, reaction, and safety even while making modifications as necessary.