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Physical Therapist Assistant Career Overview
PT assistants carry out their tasks beneath the supervision and direction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely greatly on their Physical therapist assistants, so it's important that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy workouts. Physical therapist assistants employ many physical therapy techniques while caring for patients. Certain techniques include physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise like ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.
Additionally Physical therapist assistants commonly aid their clients to avoid losing movement by applying wellness and physical fitness programs to create more active healthy life styles. Anytime a PTA examines a client for the first time, they help the PT study the individual and develop a care program promoting restored usability, the ability to move, protecting against disability and reducing suffering. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and individual each work with each other to ensure the goals of the therapy program is attained, measuring patient progression, response, and safety while making modifications as required.