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Physical Therapist Assistant Job Outline
Physical therapist assistants conduct their tasks beneath the supervision and direction of a licensed PT. PTs rely heavily on their PT assistants, therefore it is necessary that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. PTAs employ many physical therapy techniques when caring for patients. Several methods incorporate physical modalities, deep tissue massage, exercise therapy like ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.
In addition Physical therapy assistants regularly assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by establishing wellness and physical fitness plans to create more active healthy life styles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant sees a client initially, they help the physical therapist study the person and create a care program supporting recovered usability, being able to move, preventing impairment and reducing discomfort. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and individual each work collectively to ensure the goals of the health plan is achieved, calculating client progression, response, and well-being even while making adjustments as necessary.