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Physical Therapist Assistant Career Outline
PT assistants carry out their functions under the guidance and direction of a licensed physical therapist. PTs rely primarily on their Physical therapy assistants, so it's essential that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. PTAs apply many physical therapy techniques while caring for people. A few techniques include deep massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as for example ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.
Furthermore Physical therapist assistants often assist their patients to avoid losing movement by employing health and fitness routines to create more active lifestyles. Anytime a PTA sees a patient for the first time, they help the PT study the person and develop a therapy plan encouraging repaired functions, the ability to move, preventing impairment and reducing pain. Then, as a team, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and patient all work together to make sure the objective of the therapy program is attained, calculating the patient's progress, reaction, and well-being even while making modifications as necessary.