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PTA Career Introduction
Physical therapist assistants conduct their tasks beneath the guidance and direction of a certified PT. PTs rely a great deal on their PTAs, therefore it is important that a PTA can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy workouts. PT assistants employ many physical therapy methods when looking after clients. Certain methods include physical modalities, deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.
Additionally Physical therapist assistants commonly assist their clients to avoid losing movement by creating wellness and fitness plans for more active lifestyles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant examines an individual initially, they help the PT examine the individual and create a therapy program supporting repaired functionality, the ability to move, protecting against disability and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and individual all work collectively to ensure the goals of the health program is attained, measuring client progress, reaction, and well-being while making modifications as necessary.