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PTA Job Intro
PTAs carry out their tasks under the supervision and instruction of a licensed PT. PTs rely a great deal on their PTAs, therefore it is crucial that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy workouts. PT assistants employ numerous physical therapy techniques when helping people. Several methods incorporate deep soft tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.
In addition PTAs commonly aid their patients to prevent losing movement by establishing wellness and physical fitness workouts to facilitate more active lifestyles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant examines a patient first, the PTA helps the PT analyze the individual and create a care program encouraging recovered functionality, being able to move, avoiding impairment and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the PT, PTA, and client each work together to ensure the objective of the therapy plan is reached, calculating patient progression, reaction, and safety while making adjustments as required.