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Physical Therapy Assistant Job Overview
Physical therapist assistants perform their services beneath the supervising and direction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely greatly on their PT assistants, so it is crucial that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. PT assistants employ numerous physical therapy techniques while taking care of patients. Several techniques incorporate deep soft tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities like ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.
In addition Physical therapist assistants usually assist their patients to prevent losing mobility by implementing health and physical fitness plans to ensure more active healthier lifestyles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant sees a client for the 1st time, they help the PT examine the person and create a treatment plan promoting restored functions, the ability to move, avoiding impairment and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and client all work collectively to make certain the goals of the therapy program is attained, measuring patient progression, response, and well-being even while making adjustments as required.