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Physical Therapist Assistant Career Summary
PTAs carry out their functions under the supervising and instruction of a licensed PT. PTs rely a great deal on their PT assistants, so it is crucial that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy exercises. Physical therapist assistants apply lots of physical therapy methods while helping clients. Certain techniques consist of deep massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities like ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.
In addition PT assistants usually assist their patients to prevent losing mobility by applying health and fitness workouts for more active healthier life styles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant examines an individual first, they help the PT study the individual and create a care program encouraging restored functionality, the ability to move, avoiding disability and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the PT, PTA, and patient all work together to make sure the goal of the health plan is achieved, calculating patient progression, healing, and well-being while making modifications as necessary.