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Physical Therapist Assistant Career Description
Physical therapist assistants carry out their tasks beneath the supervising and direction of a licensed physical therapist. PTs rely a great deal on their Physical therapy assistants, therefore it is important that a PTA can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy activities. Physical therapy assistants apply numerous physical therapy techniques when helping patients. Certain techniques incorporate deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities like ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.
Additionally Physical therapist assistants often assist their patients to avoid losing movement by establishing wellness and fitness plans for more active healthy lifestyles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant sees a client for the first time, they help the physical therapist study the individual and develop a care plan encouraging restored usability, the ability to move, preventing disability and reducing discomfort. Then, together, the PT, PTA, and individual all work with each other to ensure the objective of the health program is achieved, calculating the patient's progression, response, and well-being even while making modifications as required.