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Physical Therapy Assistant Career Summary
Physical therapy assistants carry out their jobs underneath the supervising and direction of a certified PT. PTs rely greatly on their Physical therapy assistants, so it is important that a PTA can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy exercises. PTAs employ many physical therapy methods when caring for clients. Certain methods incorporate physical modalities, deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise particularly ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.
Additionally Physical therapist assistants frequently aid their patients to avoid losing mobility by implementing wellness and physical fitness plans for more active life styles. When a Physical therapist assistant examines an individual for the first time, they help the physical therapist study the person and develop a treatment program encouraging repaired usability, being able to move, avoiding disability and pain reduction. Then, together, the PT, PTA, and client all work together to make certain the purpose of the therapy program is attained, calculating patient progress, response, and safety while making adjustments as required.