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Physical Therapy Assistant Job Introduction
PT assistants carry out their services under the guidance and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. PTs rely greatly on their PT assistants, therefore it is essential that a PTA can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. PT assistants employ lots of physical therapy techniques when looking after patients. Several techniques include deep massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for instance ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.
Furthermore Physical therapist assistants frequently assist their patients to avoid losing movement by applying wellness and fitness routines to enable more active healthier lifestyles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant examines a client first, the PTA helps the physical therapist examine the individual and develop a treatment program promoting restored functionality, the ability to move, preventing impairment and reducing pain. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and client all work together to make certain the goals of the therapy plan is reached, calculating patient progression, healing, and well-being even while making modifications as required.