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Physical Therapist Assistant Job Outline
PTAs carry out their functions beneath the supervising and instruction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely primarily on their PTAs, therefore it is essential that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. Physical therapist assistants apply numerous physical therapy methods while taking care of clients. A few methods include deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.
In addition Physical therapist assistants frequently aid their patients to prevent losing mobility by developing wellness and physical fitness routines to create more active healthy life styles. When a Physical therapy assistant examines an individual initially, they help the physical therapist analyze the individual and develop a treatment program promoting repaired functions, being able to move, protecting against impairment and reducing suffering. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and patient all work together to make sure the goal of the therapy program is attained, measuring the patient's progress, reaction, and safety even while making adjustments as required.