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Physical Therapy Assistant Career Summary
PT assistants conduct their services beneath the supervising and direction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely a great deal on their PT assistants, therefore it is necessary that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. PTAs employ many physical therapy methods while taking care of clients. A few techniques consist of physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy such as ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.
Furthermore Physical therapist assistants frequently aid their patients to prevent losing mobility by employing wellness and physical fitness workouts to ensure more active healthy lifestyles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant sees an individual first, they help the physical therapist examine the individual and create a treatment program encouraging repaired functions, the ability to move, protecting against disability and reducing suffering. Then, together as a team, the PT, PTA, and client all work together to make certain the goal of the therapy plan is attained, calculating patient progress, healing, and well-being even while making modifications as required.