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Physical Therapist Assistant Job Overview
Physical therapist assistants conduct their functions under the guidance and direction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely a great deal on their PT assistants, therefore it is necessary that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy activities. PTAs employ many physical therapy techniques when looking after people. Some methods include deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for example ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.
In addition PTAs commonly assist their patients to prevent losing mobility by creating health and physical fitness routines to create more active lifestyles. Anytime a PTA examines a client first, they help the PT examine the individual and develop a care plan encouraging recovered functionality, the ability to move, avoiding impairment and reducing suffering. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and individual each work with each other to ensure the purpose of the therapy program is achieved, calculating the patient's progression, response, and well-being while making adjustments as necessary.