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PTA Career Description
Physical therapist assistants perform their services underneath the supervising and instruction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely heavily on their Physical therapy assistants, so it is important that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy practices. Physical therapist assistants apply many physical therapy methods when looking after clients. Several techniques incorporate physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.
In addition Physical therapy assistants commonly assist their patients to prevent losing mobility by implementing health and physical fitness workouts to create more active healthy lifestyles. Whenever a Physical therapy assistant sees a client for the first time, they help the PT examine the person and create a therapy plan supporting restored usability, the ability to move, preventing impairment and reducing pain. Then, together, the physical therapist, PTA, and individual all work together to make sure the purpose of the health program is attained, measuring client progress, reaction, and well-being even while making adjustments as needed.