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PTA Career Outline
PT assistants conduct their tasks beneath the guidance and direction of a licensed PT. PTs rely heavily on their Physical therapy assistants, so it is important that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. PTAs apply numerous physical therapy methods while helping patients. Certain methods incorporate deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.
In addition Physical therapist assistants frequently assist their clients to avoid losing mobility by creating wellness and fitness programs for more active healthier life styles. When a PTA sees an individual first, they help the PT study the individual and create a treatment program supporting recovered functionality, the ability to move, preventing impairment and reducing suffering. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and individual all work together to make certain the goals of the therapy plan is attained, measuring patient progression, reaction, and well-being even while making modifications as needed.