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PTA Career Intro
Physical therapist assistants conduct their functions under the guidance and direction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely greatly on their PT assistants, so it's necessary that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. PT assistants apply numerous physical therapy techniques while helping people. Several techniques incorporate physical modalities, deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.
In addition Physical therapist assistants often assist their patients to avoid losing mobility by creating health and fitness programs to enable more active healthy lifestyles. When a PTA sees a client first, they help the PT study the individual and develop a treatment program supporting recovered functionality, being able to move, avoiding impairment and reducing suffering. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and patient all work with each other to make certain the goal of the health program is achieved, calculating the patient's progression, reaction, and safety even while making modifications as needed.