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Physical therapist assistants conduct their jobs underneath the supervision and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely a great deal on their Physical therapy assistants, therefore it is crucial that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy activities. PT assistants employ numerous physical therapy techniques when looking after patients. A few techniques consist of deep soft tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for example ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.
Additionally Physical therapy assistants commonly assist their clients to avoid losing mobility by creating health and fitness plans to enable more active healthier life styles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant sees an individual first, the PTA helps the PT analyze the individual and develop a care plan encouraging repaired functionality, the ability to move, protecting against disability and pain reduction. Then, together, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and individual all work with each other to ensure the goal of the therapy program is reached, calculating patient progression, response, and safety even while making adjustments as needed.