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PT assistants conduct their tasks underneath the guidance and instruction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely primarily on their PT assistants, so it is necessary that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy exercises. Physical therapy assistants employ lots of physical therapy methods when looking after people. Certain techniques include deep massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as for example ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.
Additionally PT assistants commonly aid their patients to avoid losing movement by applying wellness and fitness programs to facilitate more active healthy lifestyles. When a Physical therapy assistant examines an individual first, the PTA helps the PT analyze the person and develop a treatment program promoting recovered functions, the ability to move, protecting against impairment and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and client each work together to make sure the goal of the therapy program is achieved, measuring patient progress, reaction, and safety even while making adjustments as needed.