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Physical Therapist Assistant Career Overview
PTAs perform their services underneath the guidance and instruction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely greatly on their Physical therapist assistants, therefore it is essential that a PTA can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy activities. Physical therapy assistants employ many physical therapy methods while caring for clients. Some techniques incorporate physical modalities, deep tissue massage, exercise therapy such as ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.
Additionally Physical therapy assistants often assist their patients to prevent losing movement by employing health and fitness routines for more active healthy lifestyles. Whenever a Physical therapy assistant examines a patient initially, the PTA helps the PT analyze the individual and develop a care program promoting repaired functions, being able to move, avoiding impairment and pain reduction. Then, together, the PT, PTA, and patient each work collectively to make sure the objective of the health program is reached, calculating patient progression, healing, and safety even while making adjustments as required.