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Physical therapy assistants perform their tasks underneath the supervision and instruction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely a great deal on their Physical therapist assistants, therefore it is crucial that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy techniques. Physical therapist assistants employ many physical therapy techniques when caring for patients. Several methods incorporate deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for example ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.
Furthermore Physical therapist assistants frequently assist their patients to avoid losing mobility by developing health and fitness plans to create more active healthy life styles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant sees a patient initially, the PTA helps the PT study the person and develop a care program promoting recovered functionality, being able to move, avoiding disability and reducing pain. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, PTA, and individual each work together to make certain the goals of the therapy program is reached, measuring the patient's progression, healing, and safety even while making adjustments as necessary.