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PTA Career Description
PT assistants carry out their functions under the supervising and instruction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely primarily on their PT assistants, therefore it is important that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. PT assistants employ numerous physical therapy techniques when looking after patients. Several methods include deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities like ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.
Furthermore Physical therapist assistants usually aid their patients to avoid losing movement by employing wellness and fitness programs to create more active healthier life styles. Whenever a Physical therapy assistant sees an individual first, the PTA helps the physical therapist analyze the individual and create a therapy plan promoting recovered usability, being able to move, preventing impairment and reducing pain. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and client all work with each other to ensure the goal of the therapy program is achieved, calculating the patient's progression, response, and safety while making adjustments as necessary.