Physical Therapy Assistant Guide

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Physical therapist assistants conduct their jobs beneath the supervision and direction of a licensed PT. PTs rely heavily on their Physical therapist assistants, therefore it is necessary that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. Physical therapy assistants apply lots of physical therapy techniques when helping patients. Some methods consist of deep soft tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.

In addition Physical therapist assistants frequently assist their patients to avoid losing movement by applying wellness and physical fitness plans to enable more active lifestyles. Whenever a Physical therapy assistant sees a patient initially, they help the PT study the person and create a treatment plan supporting repaired usability, being able to move, protecting against impairment and pain reduction. Then, together, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and client all work together to make certain the goals of the therapy plan is attained, calculating the patient's progress, healing, and safety while making adjustments as necessary.

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