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Physical Therapy Assistant Career Summary
PTAs perform their services under the supervision and instruction of a certified PT. PTs rely a great deal on their Physical therapy assistants, so it's crucial that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy workouts. PT assistants apply lots of physical therapy methods when helping patients. Some methods include deep soft tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities particularly ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.
Furthermore PTAs regularly assist their clients to prevent losing movement by creating health and physical fitness programs to ensure more active healthy lifestyles. Anytime a PTA sees an individual first, they help the physical therapist examine the individual and develop a care program encouraging recovered functionality, the ability to move, protecting against disability and pain reduction. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and patient all work with each other to make sure the purpose of the health plan is reached, calculating client progression, healing, and well-being while making modifications as required.