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Physical Therapy Assistant Job Summary
Physical therapy assistants carry out their functions beneath the supervising and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely heavily on their PTAs, therefore it is important that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. Physical therapist assistants apply lots of physical therapy techniques while helping patients. Several techniques include physical modalities, deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as for example ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.
In addition PT assistants usually assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by creating wellness and physical fitness programs to enable more active healthy life styles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant sees a patient for the 1st time, they help the PT analyze the individual and develop a treatment plan promoting repaired functionality, the ability to move, avoiding disability and reducing suffering. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and client all work collectively to make certain the objective of the therapy program is attained, measuring client progress, response, and safety even while making modifications as required.